Manhattan Journals

Life on the Plains - A Year in Kansas

A July 2004 trip to Manhattan by catronma

Tuttle Creek State Park Photo, Manhattan, Kansas More Photos
Quote: Another of my husbands duty stations in the Army, Manhattan, Kansas. As you might expect there is not much to do but this is what we found...

Life on the Plains - A Year in Kansas

Overview

Travel Photo by IgoUgo member
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Manhattan "The Little Apple" as the residents refer to it, is a surprising small town. My first impression upon arriving here was the abundance of purple, everywhere, including carwash foam. I have always lived in and loved college towns but this one takes the cake. (KSU's colors are purple and white.) But it was that true college spirit that made me really start to love it here, and game days are really something to see. I also arrived here with the idea that Kansas was flat and brown. While there are not many green trees, Manhattan is anything but flat. There are hills surrounding the city some offering great views of the plains, check the main road off the highway for these. Quick Tips: Ne...Read More
Tuttle Creek State Park Photo, Manhattan, Kansas
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Tuttle Creek is a Corps of Engineers campground, there are 4 different campgrounds with varying services at each. We stayed at the more popular, River Pond area which is directly below the Tuttle Creek Dam. This creates a very interesting scene with the ominous dam retaining an entire lake on one side and lush green park on the other side. There are all sorts of recreation activities in walking distance or a minute or two drive around the park, fishing, boating, playgrounds, swimming area, and canoe rentals. We had a camper site here and it offered both water and electric hook up, all of the sites had picnic table and fire pit. We were also backed up to a wide open field with no camp sites...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 18, 2007

Tuttle Creek State Park
5800 A River Pond Rd.
Manhattan 66502
(785) 539-7941

Buffalo Wild Wings

Restaurant

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If you need a place to watch the game, this is it. We were here constantly for both Saturday and Sunday games, my husbands work gatherings were always held here, and we went here just because the kids loved it. If you have never been to one of these, they have TVs everywhere, some with the big games of the day and others with the NTN trivia, which is now a requirement for us to eat somewhere. They have a good size menu with 12 sauces for the wings and a variety of other dishes as well. It gets loud in the evenings and during big games but this atmosphere is what makes it such a great place to watch events. At lunch time and weeknights it is a actually rather quiet, making it a good place for office lu...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 19, 2007

Buffalo Wild Wings
1231 Moro St.
Manhattan, Kansas 66502
(785) 323-9464

Sunset Zoo

Attraction

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This is a small zoo but it has one advantage over all other zoos I have been to and that is getting right next to many of the animals. You can walk right through the middle of an Australian exhibit, the prairie dogs and peacocks roam free, and the flamingos are right next to you, there is also a petting zoo for kids with pigs, goats and other various farm animals. There are not many of the larger animals here like elephants and such but the interaction that you get with the animals that are there makes it worth the time, and small amount of money. There is a lunch area where you can bring your own food or purchase it there as well as several snack stands. The park is very clean and there a...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 19, 2007

Sunset Zoo
2333 Oak Street
Manhattan, Kansas 66502