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Manhattan is located Pottawatomie and Riley Counties in northeastern Kansas. It is situated at the junction of the Big Blue and Kansas Rivers and is the county seat for Riley County. The estimated population as of 2007 was 51,707 residents, making it the eighth largest city in the state. Manhattan was nicknamed The Little Apple in 1977 as a play on New York Citys "Big Apple." The city is best known as being home to Kansas State University. In 2007, CNN and Money Magazine rated Manhattan as one of the "Ten Best Places in America to Retire Young." The city lies in the Flint Hills Region of Kansas, which consists of beautiful rolling hills that are covered in tall grasses. Attractions include the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art and the Kansas State University Gardens, which are both located on the campus of Kansas State University. Other places of interest include Sunset Zoo and the Colbert Hills Golf Course, which is continuously ranked among the best in the state. Manhattan is also the birthplace of Damon Runyon, the "inventor of Broadway." His home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The first capitol of the Kansas Territory is preserved nearby on the Fort Riley grounds. Turtle Creek Reservoir is located five miles north of Manhattan and includes a state park with many recreational opportunities.

Surrounding areas: Junction City, Kansas (18.0 mi), Milford, Kansas (18.3 mi), Council Grove, Kansas (36.4 mi)

Manhattan Vacation Rentals

Manhattan Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Best Western Continental Inn100 BluemontManhattan, KS (785) 776-4771
Clarion Hotel530 Richards DrManhattan, KS (785) 539-5311
Comfort Inn150 E Poyntz AveManhattan, KS (785) 770-8000
Econo Lodge1501 Tuttle Creek BlvdManhattan, KS (785) 539-5391
Fairfield Inn300 Colorado StManhattan, KS (785) 539-2400
Hampton Inn501 E PountzManhattan, KS (785) 539-5000
Super 8 Motel - Manhattan200 Tuttle Creek BlvdManhattan, KS (785) 537-8468
Wamego Super 81300 Lilac StWamego, KS14.1 mi.(785) 458-8888
Red Nugget Motel1300 Kaw Vly RdWamego, KS14.3 mi.(785) 456-7777
Simmer Motel1215 W Hwy 24Wamego, KS14.3 mi.(785) 456-2304
Econo Lodge211 Flint Hills BlvdJunction City, KS16.2 mi.(785) 238-8181
Holiday Inn Express120 N East StJunction City, KS17.1 mi.(785) 762-4200
Candlewood Suites100 S Hammons DrJunction City, KS17.6 mi.(785) 238-1453
Comfort InnSouth WashingtonJunction City, KS17.6 mi.(785) 238-7887
Courtyard Junction City310 Hammons DrJunction City, KS17.6 mi.(785) 210-1500
Liberty InnI-70 & Washington St ExitJunction City, KS17.6 mi.(785) 238-1141
Days Inn Junction City1024 S Washington StJunction City, KS18.4 mi.(785) 762-2727

Manhattan Weather & Climate

Northern Kansas has a humid, continental climate. Winter blizzards, violent windstorms, and heavy rains are common throughout the state, and the continental climate (on occasion) produces rapid temperature extremes. Generally the summers are quite warm, the winters are mild, and the humidity is on the moderate side. January is the coldest month, with average high temperatures near 31 degrees. July is the warmest month, with average high temperatures near 81 degrees. Much hotter summers and harsh, cold winters are not uncommon. Annual precipitation amounts range from 30 - 40 inches in the east, while drier conditions are common in the west.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 39°F 16°F 0.86 in. -
February 46°F 21°F 1.00 in. -
March 57°F 31°F 2.59 in. -
April 67°F 42°F 3.07 in. -
May 77°F 52°F 5.08 in. -
June 87°F 62°F 5.23 in. -
July 92°F 67°F 4.10 in. -
August 90°F 65°F 3.27 in. -
September 82°F 55°F 3.67 in. -
October 70°F 43°F 2.77 in. -
November 54°F 30°F 2.10 in. -
December 42°F 19°F 1.06 in. -

Manhattan Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Manhattan Regional airport (MHK) located about 6 miles west of Manhattan, Forbes Field (FOE) located approximately 51 miles southeast of Manhattan in Topeka, Kansas, the Philip Billard Municipal airport (TOP) located roughly 51 miles east of Manhattan in Topeka, Kansas, and finally the Salina Municipal airport (SLN) located around 64 miles west of Manhattan in Salina, Kansas.

Manhattan Attractions

Water Parks
Golfland-Sunsplash ParkOlatheKS96.4 mi.
Oceans of FunKansas CityMO107.0 mi.
Golf Courses
Colbert Hills at Kansas State UniversityManhattanKS 
Stagg Hill Golf ClubManhattanKS 
Wildcat Creek Sports CenterManhattanKS 
Rolling Meadows Golf CourseJunction CityKS17.9 mi.
Leonardville Golf CourseLeonardvilleKS19.3 mi.
Indian Hills Golf CourseChapmanKS28.2 mi.
State Parks
Tuttle Creek State ParkKS4.6 mi. 
Spillway State ParkKS6.7 mi. 
Milford State ParkKS18.5 mi. 
Randolph State ParkKS18.6 mi. 
Fancy Creek State ParkKS19.0 mi. 
Geary County State ParkKS25.0 mi. 
Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art at Kansas State UniversityManhattanKS(Art)
Goodnow House State Historic SiteManhattanKS(History)
Kaw Mission State Historical SiteCouncil GroveKS36.4 mi.(History)
Kansas Museum of HistoryTopekaKS48.8 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Sunset Zoological ParkManhattanKS 
Topeka Zoological ParkTopekaKS48.8 mi.
Emporia ZooEmporiaKS57.8 mi.
Hutchinson ZooHutchinsonKS106.7 mi.
Kansas City Zoological GardensKansas CityMO107.0 mi.
Sedgwick County ZooWichitaKS111.1 mi.
Folsom Children's Zoo & Botanical GardenLincolnNE111.8 mi.

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