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Kansas State University Gardens

1500 Denison Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66506
785-532-3271
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Ranked #3 of 9 attractions in Manhattan
Type: Gardens
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Manhattan, Kansas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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kansas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Rochester NY
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Lots of local plants and looks like it's going to be expanding in the future. There's an insect zoo if you are expecially brave.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We visited on Memorial Day, so the barn was closed, but just walking around the gardens on a sunny day was wonderful. There is some construction right now that looks like an expansion project, and I can't wait to go back when it's all finished! Kid/stroller friendly.

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Manhattan, Kansas
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30 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

It's a fantastic hidden treasure to the north of campus across from some Greek houses. It's a lovely place to visit, but particularly in the spring when it's not too hot and everything is beginning to bloom.

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

One of K-State's treasures is the Gardens situated on the K-State campus. It is a learning laboratory as well as an educational resource for students and the public. Of course, this is a growing project - there are several phases of development. The best part - it is free to visit. My favorite area would be the rose gardens when... More

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Manhattan, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

I live in Manhattan and have visited the garden many times. It is a place that can be enjoyed by adults and children alike. There is a rose garden and a large area displaying daylillies. Other areas are planted to prairie and perrenial plants and there is a vegetable garden area as well as berries and other fruits. Benches,sculptures and... More

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Arlington, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

Kansas State University Gardens was one of the nicest I've seen on a college campus. Everything was properly managed and it was a great attraction for the college campus. I would love to revisit.

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