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You don't need a student I.D. to appreciate Manhattan. Kansas State University’s vibrant hometown easily fills a weekend, but take time to explore nearby towns.
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Founded in 1867 as a railroad stop near a frontier fort, Hays, an I-70 community of 20,000, tempts with a mix of specialty shops, restaurants, historic attractions and a top-notch museum.
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There is no shortage of great dining, shopping, art and entertainment in Kansas City and the metro area. Nearby Lawrence, KU’s home, entices with its lively arts and food scene.
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A top-notch botanical garden, museums and vibrant warehouse district draw visitors to Wichita.
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The purple passion of K-Staters (Kansas State University) infuses the college town of Manhattan, but visitors also come to the area to explore the tallgrass prairie of the Flint Hills.
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The home of the University of Kansas thrums with an energy that feeds high-brow culture and down-to-earth fun.
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The Missouri and Kansas rivers meet at this shopping and racing destination (population: 146,000).
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Aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart called it home (population: 11,000). Today, Nell Hill’s draws home decor shoppers, and tours of haunted spots attract history buffs.
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Experience a bit of the Old West in Dwight D. Eisenhower’s charming hometown (population: 6,800).
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Enjoy the Midwest's growing wine scene with a scenic drive or overnight stay in one of the region's thriving wine areas.

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