Manhattan, Kansas


2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

832 Votes - "Best for Geocaching"
11 Votes - "Friendliest"
4 Votes - "Most Fun"
2 Votes - "Most Patriotic"


This college town in the Flint Hills is the home of Kansas State University, founded as the Kansas Agricultural College in 1863. The city's historic homes and structures include Goodnow House, an idiosyncratic home owned by educator Isaac Goodnow, Wolf House, a stone house originally built in 1868, and the 1916 pioneer log cabin in City Park. You can also visit Sunset Zoo which features over 300 animals in African and North American settings. Southwest of the city, the Konza Prairie, a living research center of native tallgrass owned by the Nature Conservancy, offers hiking trails of three, five, and six miles. The fishing is excellent at Tuttle Creek Lake to the north.

The Army brought us to Manhattan 9 years ago and I hope we never leave! The most beautiful, most charming, best combination of small town and big city. A perfect balance of educational hub and military and family support system- what more could you ask for???
Reviewed by apulcher
on April 26, 2012
Manhattan is a wonderful college town with big city amenities, a comfortable small town feel and world-class research. People enjoy living here and are always friendly.
Reviewed by JohnPagen
on April 26, 2012
Manhattan has the best fine dining restaurant around its called Harry's. The staff the food the atmosphere it is unbelievable. Manhattan during the summer has Arts in the Park with everything from music to entertainment I wait for the events to start up every year.
Reviewed by manhattanks
on April 26, 2012
I've lived in a few different countries and U.S. states and have found that there is no place like Manhattan, Kansas, as home. Theater, Education, Community, the Konza Prairie, adventure races, , an outstanding AZA accredited Zoo (Sunset Zoo); big city merry-making with a mid-sized town feel. Few things better than hearing the K-State Marching Band practice before classes start or running in the snow or along the prairie with one of the many running clubs. Fine dining rewards every good run. Good good people.
Reviewed by allielousch
on April 26, 2012
The flint hills are beautiful!
Reviewed by NicoleKibodeaux
on April 26, 2012
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