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If you describe yourself as an outdoor enthusiast, then you will love Turtle Creek Lake. Here, you will find great campgrounds, hunting and fishing spots, as well as beautiful green surroundings. The lake can be found on Turtle Creek Boulevard.


Show your kids a good time, during your stay in Manhattan, by taking them to Sunset Zoo, situated on Oak Street. The zoo is considered to be a fun, educational Manhattan attraction, dedicated to the entire family.


Try out your golfing skills at Stagg Hill Golf Club, which is located on Fort Riley Boulevard, featuring a cart/club rental, a great golf shop, a driving range, a restaurant and plenty of beautiful green space for you to start a fun game with friends.


Spend a fun day out with the family at Turtle Creek State Park, on A River Pond Road, considered to be a great family attraction in Manhattan, where you can start various fun, recreational activities.


Sports & outdoor events

The Annual Manhattan Young Life 5K Night Run, kept in March, is considered to be among the most popular annual sporting events held in Manhattan, KS.


All proceeds are given to middle school and high school students, who participate in the Young Life camp, at either Crooked Creek or Timber Wolf Lake.



The list of popular annual festivals and fairs in Manhattan, KS, includes the Annual Country Stampede Music and Camping Festival, celebrated in June, which is a 4-day fun event, considered to be the largest festival of its kind, in the Midwest, featuring lots of musical performances, given by first-class artists, attracting thousands of fans from all over the region.


Another popular annual event, happening in Manhattan, is considered to be the Turtle Creek Lake Festival, celebrated every June, in which people of all ages are invited, to see numerous arts and crafts exhibitions, to listen to quality live music, or to participate in the fun Jet Ski competition. This day-long, well-appreciated event, also offers an amazing fireworks show, beyond compare, after sunset, making visitors come back to Manhattan, year after year.



People say that Manhattan has become one of the most visited cities, in the Sunflower State, over the past 15 years, due to the fact that it has developed an extensive list of entertaining, cultural and recreational opportunities, including a great nightlife scene, even though, it is not a very large city. The city also blossomed, mainly thanks to the fact that it is home of Kansas State University, fact which brought the city to national attention, contributing to its continuing growing.


On the list of popular nightspots in Manhattan, KS, party-lovers have placed Fat's Bar & Grill, located on Laramie Street, Bowinkle's Sports Bar, situated on Anderson Avenue, Bobby T's Bar & Deli, which can be found on Kimball Avenue, Aggie Lounge on N 12th Street and Mel's Tavern located on N 3rd Street.


If you plan to dance the night away with friends, then Longhorns Saloon, on Morro Street, is the place to be in after the sun goes down, in Manhattan. Longhorns is considered to be `Manhattan's country hot spot`, featuring a spacious dance floor and premier Texas country music acts.


No matter what's you're looking for, or what the ingredients are, in your opinion, to put together a fun night out, in Manhattan you will certainly find it!