Visiting the Kansas State University Campus in Rural Manhattan
Kansas State University, known as K-State to most of its students, is located in Manhattan around 60 miles west of Topeka. The city is nicknamed "The Little Apple" as a nod to its more famous namesake, and accommodation near Kansas State University gives the opportunity to enjoy both the city attractions and the surrounding countryside.
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Useful Information For Your Visit to Kansas State University
Kansas State University was founded in 1863 and has just under 25,000 students. The main university campus is in Manhattan, with smaller satellite sites in Olathe and Salina. There's plenty to keep you occupied in Manhattan, but just a little further afield are lakes and state parks for hiking, fishing, or relaxation.
1. Getting Around Manhattan
There's plenty of parking at the KSU Manhattan campus, and many visitors bring their own cars. If you'd prefer to use public transport, the aTa bus has several routes across town. The town also has the Green Apple Bike sharing initiative. Pick up a bike, cycle it to your destination and leave it in an approved bike rack.
2. Flint Hills Discovery Center
This huge science museum is the city's "must-see" attraction. The permanent exhibitions explore the natural heritage of the prairies, with a firm emphasis on interactivity. The museum also has an ever-changing program of temporary exhibitions on different aspects of life in Kansas and surrounding states.
3. Sunset Zoo
This zoo is home to over 300 different animals, from huge tigers to tiny insects. The zoo is open year round, with regular feeding sessions and talks by keepers. Make your visit even more special by booking a behind the scenes animal encounter with experienced staff.
4. Tuttle Creek State Park
The state park, bordering the lake of the same name has a wide range of leisure facilities including a disc golf course, volleyball courts, swimming beach, marked hiking trails, and an archery range.
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