Seeing Manhattan, Kansas – Exploring The Flint Hills

The Midwest portion of the United States is filled with a wide range of destination types. We find that college towns usually offer some interesting things to see, since they have a consistent flow of visitors. Manhattan is home to Kansas State University, and less than a two hour drive from our home in Kansas City. On a sunny, warm winter day we headed there to see what we could uncover in one day. Before heading out, we had contacted Visit Manhattan to let them know we were going to be in the vicinity. We always suggest that you at least [...]

By |2019-12-12T12:49:03-06:00March 30th, 2018|Daytrips, Destinations, Guides, Kansas, Midwest|12 Comments

Seeking Sunshine At Sunset Zoo

Visiting zoos in the Midwest during the winter can be a hit or miss activity. During our day trip to Manhattan, Kansas, we decided to drop in to the Sunset Zoo to see who was enjoying an unusually pleasant sunny day. This smaller zoological park is perfect for a shorter visit, and the lower admission cost makes it an affordable option. We arrived after lunch, so we had the warmest hours of the day to enjoy a visit. Lets see who was taking in some sunshine. We want to thank Visit Manhattan and Sunset Zoo for their hospitality. Rest assured that all opinions are our own. [...]

By |2022-03-23T03:52:00-06:00February 26th, 2018|Destinations, Kansas, Manhattan, Midwest|14 Comments

Digging The Flint Hills Discovery Center

We have visited Manhattan, Kansas many times in the past, but our trips were always concentrated on the local university. Once that association ended, we never seemed to find the time to return. On a warmer than normal winter day, we made the just under two hour drive from Kansas City to the “Gateway City to the Flint Hills.” Upon arriving in town, one of the first sights was the Flint Hills Discovery Center, which happened to be our first stop. This beautifully designed building was the first change we noted since our last visit. […]

By |2019-12-12T12:44:30-06:00February 21st, 2018|Destinations, Kansas, Manhattan, Midwest|2 Comments

Riley County History Museum – Flint Hill History

Our visit to Manhattan, Kansas took a historical side-trip with a stop at the Riley County Historical Museum.  This regional history center is a great place to gather a better understanding of the people and events that molded the city of Manhattan, as well as other towns in the area. An added bonus is that this museum offers free admission, and the staff are happy to discuss the exhibits in detail. […]

By |2019-12-12T12:45:09-06:00February 14th, 2018|Destinations, Kansas, Manhattan, Midwest|7 Comments
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