Top 25 New Places to Stay, Eat and Play: 2012
Manhattan, Kansas: Flint Hills Discovery Center
Just one hour inside this $24.5 million attraction will make you want to spend many more among the Midwest's native tallgrass prairie. A 67-foot-wide movie screen immerses visitors in the region's thunderstorms and bucolic landscapes, and a simulated prairie fire sprawls across the curved interior space while volunteers lead hands-on activities. Admission charged (785/587-2726; flinthillsdiscovery.org).