Home to Kansas State University, Manhattan is a blend of hills, prairie, and city. Its population has grown every decade since its inception in 1855. And today, it is home to 44,831 people.
The town is blessed with countless retails stores and restaurants. Aggieville, which abuts the campus, is one of the oldest and most renown retail centers in America. Restaurants here are plentiful, serving mostly American, Mexican, Italian and Chinese cuisine.
Golfing is a favorite with many excellent courses in the area. The 18-hole Colbert Hills Golf Course, only three years old, has already acquired a reputation of being the state's Number One golf course. Surrounded by the Flint Hills of Kansas, the 300-acre spread is a PGA-collegiate facility with a slope rating of 152.
The 1,200-acre Tuttle Creek State Park has a reservoir and 100 miles of wooded shoreline. Camping is permitted with 118 water/electric sites and 500 primitive campsites available. Four cabins with full kitchens can also be rented..
Tuttle Creek has many amenities including an 18-hole golf course, nature and equestrian trails, a shooting range, swimming, boating, and fishing. Sailing, too. A 12,000-acre wildlife area that was annexed to the park is a perfect for photographing birds and animals in the wild. Fishing is also available at Pottawatomie State Fishing Lakes No. ! and No. 2.
The 6-mile Fancy Creek mountain bike path at Tuttle Creek runs through a variety of terrains and presents a challenge to even the most skilled bikers. The relatively new half-mile Spillway path affords great views of natural wildlife through each season of the year.
With the Kansas State University close by, there are all sorts of spectator sports to enjoy. From tennis to basketball, there's plenty of competitions to keep spectators smiling.
Manhattan. "The Little Apple", is located in the beautiful Flint Hills about 125 miles from Kansas City.