- The list below includes 32 free or cheap things to do in or near Manhattan, Kansas, including 26 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Movie Theaters, Art Museum and Swimming Pool.
- From Frank Anneberg Park/ Twin Oaks Sports Complex to Manhattan River Trail, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Manhattan and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Junction City, Fort Riley and Wamego.
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3801 Anderson Avenue, Manhattan, KS MoreLess Info
At Frank Anneberg Park/ Twin Oaks Sports Complex, visitors can fish in a stocked pond for up to three fish at a time. The park has a variety of sports fields and walking trails that interlace between them.
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US Hwy 24 & Blue River Trailhead, Manhattan, KS 66502 MoreLess Info
Providing space for outdoor activities, Manhattan River Trail is most popular with runners and mountain bikers. The path also covers many wooded areas and wetlands making it ideal for wildlife and bird watchers.
Offering a large amount of open space and wooded areas, Warner Memorial Park is a mostly undeveloped area on 82 acres featuring walking trails. The park has a shelter and grills for picnics and a disc golf course.
As an outdoor recreational facility, Manhattan City Park has picnic shelters, tennis courts, gardens, and playgrounds for visitors to enjoy. It also has a splash park with shallow wading pools and fountains for kids to play in.
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100 Konza Prairie Ln, Manhattan, KS 66502 MoreLess Info
Visitors can enjoy views of the Flint hills and other natural scenery when hiking at the Konza Prarie Biological Station. The trail features a variety of wildflowers along with wildlife like bison.
Housing a research library and changing exhibits, the Riley County Historical Museum contains a variety of photos, artifacts and documents that strive to preserve the history of Manhattan, Kansas and surrounding counties. Guided tours available upon request.