1020 Hostetler Drive
Manhattan, KS 66502
Phone: (785) 539-9449
Fax: (785) 539-9119
Established in April 2012, The Flint Hills Discovery Center is an amazing science center. An interesting place for adults and children alike, the center is quite informative. Major exhibits include the natural beauty and cultural highlights of the area. Don't forget to visit their interesting gift shop at the end of your visit.
Spread over an area of 45 acres (18.21 hectares), the Manhattan City Park is located on Fremont Street. Established in 1857, the park features picnic spaces, playground, playing area for children, a trail, tennis courts, rose garden and a basketball court.
The Nicholas Hall is a majestic Neo-Renaissance structure that resembles a castle from the outside. It holds the departments of science, dance, theater and military science of the Kansas State University. Also, it consists of a wrestling and basketball gymnasium, and two pools. Built in 1911, it features on the National Register of Historic Places.
The K-State Insect Zoo was established in 1999 and is located on Denison Avenue. Discover and get up close with different species of insects, with the help of their guided tours. From spiders to tarantulas, scorpions and butterflies to centipedes and so on, they all find a home here at K-State Insect Zoo.
Manhattan's city zoo, Sunset zoo is one of the most sought after places to be at. Over 300 animals and 100 species make this place their comfortable homes and are taken care of following the zoo's motto "inspire conservation of the natural world". The zoo aims at spreading awareness through educational programs for the visitors in giving importance to the natural world around.
Konza Prairie Biological Station is located on Konza Prairie Lane and is a 8.61 acres (3.487 hectares) grassland. It attracts a lot of students and scientists for the study of various plant species. There are well marked hiking trails for hiking and walking enthusiasts.
Spread across 12 acres (4.86 hectares), Wamego City Park is considered to be among the top picnic spots in the state. It features a playground, swimming pools for kids and adults, an open-air pavilion, horseshoe pits, a fishing pond with a huge bridge, tennis courts, gardens and a bandstand. The Schonhoff Dutch Mill (Old Dutch Mill) dating back to 1866 is one of the most-loved attractions in the park. History lovers can walk through the Wamego Museum Complex and find historical buildings imported to the park from different places within the county. The museum also offers a glimpse of the city's chronology since its founding in 1866 through artifacts. Kids can hop in the train for a ride of the park from April through October. Check out the depot that is a shelter for old and new trains. The park is home to the annual Wamego Tulip Festival.
Atomic Cannon is perched on a hill in Freedom Park. It is one of the remaining 20 cannons which were nicknamed "Atomic Annie," from the Cold War era. This huge towed artillery is indeed a sight to behold and a grim reminder of the turbulent times it was made for.
Godfrey's Indoor Shooting & Archery Range is an indoor shooting range, one of the best shooting ranges in USA, with a 30-yard (27.432-meter) archery range. The range is equipped with all the requirements needed to have a good and safe hour-long shooting session.
Built in 1882, C.L. Hoover Opera House has gone through several changes, including one caused by a devastating fire. After all those years, it stands tall and proud, with its inspiring stage ready for productions set up by the city's theater groups. It also rents out its halls for special events like corporate parties, training and weddings.
Heritage Park is a popular landmark in the city. It comprises of the Purple Heart Memorial, State of Kansas Vietnam Veterans Memorial, POW/MIA Memorial, Civil War Arch, a bandstand, water fountain and 1st Infantry Division Memorial.
Built in the early 1930s, Rathert Stadium is a massive ballpark that has been a major part of the community since its inception. Many baseball legends have passed from this park into important leagues and have become national heroes.