1020 Hostetler Drive
Manhattan, KS 66502
Phone: (785) 539-9449
Fax: (785) 539-9119
Aggieville is a bustling neighborhood that can trace its origins back to 1898 when a bookstore was built for university students. Over the years, this area developed and was well-connected to the rest of the city with trolley lines. The 1950's witnessed a massive entry of cafes, bars and clubs which were frequented by the free-spirited student community. Riots broke out here in 1984 but this precinct moved on quickly and now stands as one of the most visited areas of the city. The best time to visit is during the "Little Apple New Year's Eve" celebration and the "St. Patrick's Day in the Ville" celebration.
This Manhattan in Kansas was christened 'The Little Apple' in 1977, and has definitely given The Big Apple some stiff competition in terms of its cosmopolitan lifestyle and cultural vibrancy. Winning several accolades which all point in the direction of this city offering a superb quality of life, Manhattan too was a hotbed of activity during the clashes between Natives and settlers. As of now, it attracts tourists for its old buildings, galleries, theaters, cinemas and nightlife. A student town of sorts, one can find mostly young people living here to avail of the reputed educational institutions around. Aggieville is an area that simply cannot be missed as this is where the nightlife is!
Wamego is a fun-loving community that is synonymous with art, culture, food, drink and festivities. Predominantly an agrarian space, this one enjoys its location in a fertile valley growing maize, sweetcorn, wheat and the healthy alfalfa crop. The best time to visit is in October when the Annual OZtoberFEST takes place; a cross between The Wizard of OZ and Oktoberfest. Don't forget to visit the Oz Cluster that consists of numerous attractions dedicated to this legendary story. Wamego is a great place for balloon rides, beer gardens and long bike rides through valley.