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Wednesdays at The Salute

Wednesdays at The Salute

After graduating from K-State and moving away, it’s easy to understand why they make a shirt that says, “I miss Manhattan”. Leaving Manhattan was one of the hardest things I’ve done. Of course, it makes it that much more exciting every time I get to go back!

Manhattan, KS is a magical place. From the obvious, K-State, to the beauty of the Flint Hills, Manhattan has so much to offer. Students that attend K-State are truly spoiled with such a beautiful, exciting city.


Here’s my list of must see places and things to do in Manhattan:

  1. Bill Snyder Family Stadium (K-State Football)
  2. Bramlage Coliseum (Basketball)
  3. Ahearn Field House (Volleyball)
  4. Tointon Family Stadium (Baseball)
  5. Radina’s (The BEST coffee around)
  6. The Top of the World (Beautiful Sunsets)
  7. The Konza Prairie (Incredible scenery & great hiking)
  8. Little Grill (AMAZING authentic Jamaican food)
  9. Pillsbury Crossing (Cool off & relax with a friend under the waterfall)
  10. Call Hall (DELICIOUS homemade K-State ice cream)
  11. GTM Sportswear (Get all of your K-State gear)
  12. Rock-A-Belly (The best sandwiches in town)
  13. The Sunset Zoo (A great place for a date or to take your family)
  14. Willie’s Sports Bar (The best place to watch K-State away games)
  15. Porter’s (.50 TACOS on Thursdays)
  16. Wildcat Nutrition (Go see Stephanie, the best prices & advice around)
  17. The Chef (The best breakfast/brunch around)
  18. So Long Saloon (The best burgers in town & Nancy’s)
  19. El Tapatio (The best Mexican restaurant in town)
  20. Tuttle Creek Lake (Get some sun & catch some fish)
  21. Manhattan Hill (View of the entire city)

Bill Snyder Family Stadium is at the top of my list for so many reasons. If I could live there, I probably would.



One thing that has always been important to me is supporting local businesses. In the city of Manhattan it’s extremely easy to do so because current or former K-State students run a large majority of the businesses. Being a part of a family means you support your family in all they do. Whether that means you attend a sporting event to support the athletes, or you shop locally to support the businesses. Supporting your Wildcat Family is just something you should do and something you should want to do.

While my list may just include 21 of the best places in Manhattan, I could probably name of another 21 without blinking. The years you spend in Manhattan will fly by quickly. Make sure you get out, meet new people, and submerge yourself in the culture of Manhattan.

If you ever want to discuss anything about K-State or about the hidden gems of Manhattan, Tweet me at @SportsWithDara or use the comments below!


About The Author

Dara is a 2013 graduate of Kansas State University and misses Manhattan everyday. She works overnight at KSN in Wichita as the morning show producer and all other times watching sports, writing about sports, and tweeting about sports. Follow her on Twitter at @SportsWithDara.

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