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Kansas State University Gardens

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Address: 1500 Denison Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66506
Phone Number: 785-532-3271
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Bug Out! At the Gardens

Easy to get to on the KSU campus with a small parking lot attached (behind gardens), this makes for an easy visit. Cheap entrance fee/donation...nice displays and activities, even... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Manhattan, KS
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Manhattan, KS
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58 reviews 58 reviews
11 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Easy to get to on the KSU campus with a small parking lot attached (behind gardens), this makes for an easy visit. Cheap entrance fee/donation...nice displays and activities, even a bug gift shop. Takes about an hour to tour (if you take your time). Pair it up with a stroll thru the gardens, burgers at JP's (in the central building... More 

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Manhattan, Kansas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

K-State takes pride in keeping their garden facilities in top notch! It seems like they are always working to do upgrades to the gardens to make them even better for their guests! This is a great place to study, if you are looking for a quiet spot. It is also a popular destination for wedding photos and senior pictures! Be... More 

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Auburn, Alabama
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The gardens are focused on plants that grow well on the western Kansas plains. Well marked, nice walking paths, interesting displays. Worth a visit!

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Manhattan, Kansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I like to visit the University Gardens to get inspiration for designing special places in my own garden, to see the seasons change, and to escape to a special place. I love the iris collection and the beautiful vintage greenhouse.

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Salina, Kansas
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61 reviews 61 reviews
36 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

It is a nice place to walk through any day. Always enjoy it. We have been several times in the past two years and always enjoy seeing what is new.

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Queensland, Australia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
26 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We have walked through the gardens many times, and had some wedding pictures taken there. They do a great job making sure it always looks great. Summer is a great time to see it though

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Manhattan, Kansas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I went to visit this with my sisters when they visited a while back and was thoroughly pleased with this little gem. I have lived here for 2 decades and had never been to it. A great way to spend a nice afternoon.

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Manhattan Kansas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

A walk through the gardens is always beautiful and restful. There are several benches to sit, fountains, rose garden, shade plants and native plants. If you have a spare 30 minutes, or more, it is worth the stop.

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Wamego, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

When we first moved to the area, I kept hearing rumors about an insect zoo/ museum. It took me a month of asking around but I finally found someone that had been there. What a treat! Excellent exhibits, knowledgeable staff, things to touch and see. Loved it. One of the highlights of my kids first weeks in Kansas. Check out... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Love to go and see what new and enjoy the beauty of this place!! Dedicated staff and volunteers make this a gem in Manhattan. Everyone should take the time to visit, it's free!!!!

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