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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Nature Preserve
“The Konza Prairie should absolutely be on your bucket-list!There are several different hikes to choose from, but please note dogs are forbidden on the trails! The preserve is protected for native flora and fauna which gives visitors the chance to experience truly native tallgrass prairie-lands. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bakery
“Excellent atmosphere, excellent food, and wonderful cocktails. A more modern craft cocktail restaurant located in Downtown Manhattan (about a mile away). ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Museum
“Don’t Miss a stop at the Flinthills discovery Center and learn at about the Flint Hills Region of Kansas and the Prairie preserves.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Café
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“The Chef is a fantastic Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch option located right off of Poyntz street. If headed in on a game weekend, be prepared to get up early, wait a while or maybe both. The Chef does NOT accept reservations and is a first come first sever establishment. The food is absolutely delicious and the service is always very friendly. The Chef is well worth the wait and deserves much of the hype it receives. *Allergen-Friendly options available*”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“Harry's is arguably the nicest restaurant in town. The atmosphere is classy, food is superb, but it's their craft cocktails I go for! They are open until 10:00pm on the weekends and this place is worth going to just to have a drink at the bar. My personal favorite is their Sidecars. Harry's is located in the downtown area so its about a mile walk. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Need pure food without additives this is the place for you. Great tasting healthy food.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Fun, casual atmosphere. Great beers, and a wonderful view, especially on a warm Summer night. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Route
“This beautiful scenery is in the Konza Reserve that is used as a research facility. They do have pretty strict rules to ensure that we are able to enjoy the reserve for years to come. No pets are allowed unfortunately.”
  • 3 locals recommend
University
“Lots happening on campus. You have to be proactive to discover the undercover events that get little advertising around town but the University offers many great interesting activities as well as great, football, basketball, soccer, baseball, volleyball for the sports enthusiast. Also great shows and theater at McCain Auditorium, call ahead for tickets. The entertainment is top rate with budget prices.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful location. Lots of trails, bike riding, fishing and quiet spots to get away for the hussle and bussle. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bakery
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“This place has the best bread in town. Hot, fresh and reasonably priced. They also have specialty coffee.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bakery
  • 1 local recommends
Stadium
“"The Bill" is the centerpiece of all the action on Saturdays between August and November. Looking for the "hardest place to play in the Big XII"? Look no further than Bill Snyder Family Stadium. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Aggieville is Manhattans Bar district. There are several bars, some with live music open late into the night. K-State is close by so this area tends to draw many college students. During the day it is full of fun coffee shops and art stores but the night scene comes alive at around 9pm. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Route
“Trail that loops the community, giving you a fresh look at Manhattan, as well as exercise. Great for bike rides, walks or a run. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Donut Shop
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“If you need a late night comfort snack, check out their Food Truck around the corner. It’s open til 3am and has grilled Mac n’ cheese sandwiches!”
  • 6 locals recommend