College of Veterinary Medicine
Kansas State University
101 Trotter Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506

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Things To Do In Manhattan

 

Sunset Zoo | Parks & Recreation | Konza Prairie | Hiking & Biking | Shopping | Golf Courses | Bowling | Movie Theaters | Theatre & Arts | Country Stampede

 

SUNSET ZOO

www.sunsetzoo.com

PARKS & RECREATION

www.ci.manhattan.ks.us/ParksAndRec/

KONZA PRAIRIE

www.ksu.edu/konza

HIKING & BIKING

  • Equestrian/Hiking Trails:
    Tuttle Creek Lake currently has two separate horse/hiking trails on the east side of the lake. The oldest trail located at the Carnahan Recreation Area off Carnahan Creek Rd. The camp loops provide great views and you can ride or hike 5-8 miles.

  • Randolph State Park Horse and Hiking Trails:
    Built in 1996, there are 14.75 miles of trails in the 200-acre park. The park is divided by U.S. Hwy 16. For more info visit: www.terraworld.net/kansastrails

  • Creek State Park:
    Located at Tuttle Creek Lake, they offer 4.5 miles of challenging terrain and is one of Kansas’ best mountain biking trails.

SHOPPING

  • Aggieville:

    www.aggieville.org

    Located on the southeast edge of the KSU campus, Aggieville is a popular business district with over 100 years of history. Aggieville is home to restaurants, bars, specialty shops, clothing stores, hair salons, cleaners, coffee shops, bookstores, professional services and more! Aggieville also hosts and annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and a 2 mile and 10K road race and Fun Run.

  • Manhattan Town Center:

    www.manhattantowncenter.com/

    The mall features Dillard’s, J.C. Penny, Sears and much more.

  • Other Shopping Centers:

    Other Shopping centers include Blue Hills, Candlewood, Main Street, Plaza West, Seth Child Commons, Town East, Wal-Mart Center, and Westloop. For a more complete business listing contact the Manhattan Convention & Visitors Bureau at 800-759-0134 or www.manhattancvb.org.

GOLF COURSES

  • Colbert Hills Golf Course:
    5200 Colbert Hills Drive; 785-776-6475; www.colberthills.com

  • Manhattan Country Club:
    1531 N 10th St; 785-539-6221

  • Stagg Hill Golf Club:
    4441 Fort Riley Blvd; 785-539-1041

  • Wildcat Creek Golf & Fitness:
    800 Anneberg Circle; 785-539-7529; www.wildcatgolfandfitness.com
    Located adjacent to Anneberg park, the center has a 9-hole golf course,
    driving range, miniature golf, batting cages, and sand volleyball. 

BOWLING

MOVIE THEATERS

  • Seth Childs 6 Theatres:
    2610 Farm Bureau Road; www.carmike.com
    785-776-9886 for show times

  • Campus Movies:
    Just before movies are released on video they are shown on campus at a discounted rate. You do not have to be a student to attend campus movies. Movies are shown in Forum Hall located on the ground floor of the Student Union.
    For a movie schedule visit www.k-state.edu/upc/  and click “FILMS.”

THEATRE & ARTS

  • Arts in the Park:
    During the summer performers entertain visitors in an open-air theater in City Park.  

  • Manhattan Arts Center:
    1520 Poyntz Avenue; 785-537-4420; www.manhattanarts.org
    Dedicated to the development of all the arts in the Manhattan community, the center is home to a variety of art activities including a theatre, art gallery, Birdhouse concerts, Jazz concerts, and a number of classes.  

  • Marianna Kistler Beach Museum Of Art:
    701 Beach Lane, Kansas State University; 785-532-7718; www.k-state.edu/bma
    Tues.- Fri.: 10-5; Sat & Sun: 1-5; Closed Mon. and Holidays
    The Beach Museum of Art boasts a permanent art collection of over 3,000 works. The museum offers an array of exhibitions and programs. Since the museum’s opening in 1996 there have been 48 exhibitions displaying more than 2000 works by over 300 artists.  

  • McCain Auditorium (Kansas State University Campus):
    785-532-6425; www.k-state.edu/mccain
    Numerous productions are offered throughout the year, including operas, plays, chamber music, jazz, and other campus entertainment activities.
    www.ksu.edu/mccain

COUNTRY STAMPEDE
www.countrystampede.com
The Affiliated Foods Midwest Country Stampede is a four-day country music and camping festival at the end of June, held at Tuttle Creek State Park. The four days are fun-filled and action-packed with great performers, fantastic food, colorful crafts, a swinging saloon, and much, much more!!!