Little Apple... BIG REGION

Visit surrounding communities to learn the region's rich history. From casual trips to historic trails, military past and present to the whimsy of OZ, and ultimately stunning panoramic vistas and Flint Hills beauty as far as the eye can see, Manhattan is surrounded by different stories with unique perspectives; just a day-trip away ... get going!

National Flint Hills scenic drive


Tallgrass stretches as far as you can see in the Flint Hills of north-central Kansas. Explore with Midwest Living.

Native Stone Scenic Byway


Majestic stretch of road recently updated to include Manhattan and regional landmarks such as Konza Prairie, Pillsbury Crossing/Deep Creek and K-177 scenic vista. The byway was established in 2005 and features abundant natural limestone formations and historic stone fences, barns, buildings and bridges. Native Stone Scenic Byway

Explore the Lewis & Clark trail


The Corps of Discovery expedition struck out on the Missouri River in 1804 and shaped a crude route to the Pacific Ocean. Perfect for a weekend or week-long getaway; explore America the beautiful along the Kansas River, and follow Lewis' & Clark's route north and then westward across 11 states. Explore Lewis & Clark Trail

Freedoms Frontier


Stories of Kansans' struggle for freedom along the Kansas-Missouri border. Freedoms Frontier

Kansas Bucket List

 
Find a number of Manhattan-area sites as you endeavor upon this bucket list: Bill Snyder Family Stadium, Flint Hills Discovery Center (Flint Hills), Fort Riley, Konza Prairie, Eisenhower Presidential Library/Museum, Oz Museum and Tallgrass Prairie Preserve, all within 50-mile radius. Travel Kansas' Bucket List:

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