Manhattan, Kansas


2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

832 Votes - "Best for Geocaching"
11 Votes - "Friendliest"
4 Votes - "Most Fun"
2 Votes - "Most Patriotic"


This college town in the Flint Hills is the home of Kansas State University, founded as the Kansas Agricultural College in 1863. The city's historic homes and structures include Goodnow House, an idiosyncratic home owned by educator Isaac Goodnow, Wolf House, a stone house originally built in 1868, and the 1916 pioneer log cabin in City Park. You can also visit Sunset Zoo which features over 300 animals in African and North American settings. Southwest of the city, the Konza Prairie, a living research center of native tallgrass owned by the Nature Conservancy, offers hiking trails of three, five, and six miles. The fishing is excellent at Tuttle Creek Lake to the north.

I grew up in the Manhattan school district. Geocaching here is awesome. -cantuland
Reviewed by cantuland
on July 8, 2013
Fun in Manhattan is all the great activities there are to do in this town! Whether you like music, eating, sports or just being out in nature, Manhattan is a blast! For the music lovers, we’ve got Country Stampede, Little Apple Jazz Festival, Aggiefest and Arts in the Park. And who doesn’t like to eat! We have tons of great, locally owned restaurants that you can sample and enjoy with friends and family. K-S-U Wildcats! Manhattan is home to Kansas State University. Sports enthusiasts love to wear purple and cheer on the Cats. Or if you just like to be in the great outdoors, Manhattan is located in the beautiful and scenic Flint Hills of Kansas. You can hike, bike, swim, boat, fish, hunt and so much more. Manhattan, Kansas is the Little Apple with tons of fun!
Reviewed by Marcia
on September 17, 2012
Manhattan the Little Apple is the best place to live no matter what age! This city has a small town feel with all the perks of a big city!
Reviewed by Mferg
on September 17, 2012
One of the most beautiful towns I've ever been in. Big town feel with wonderful small town personality!
Reviewed by Christy
on September 17, 2012
There's nothing like being at the Purple Power Play on Poyntz before K-State's first football game of the year. The fireworks are great and the band always puts on an amazing show! The fans get pumped up!
Manhattan also has has neat shops and restaurants.
Reviewed by Manhattangirl
on September 17, 2012
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