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Kansas State University Gardens

Address: 1500 Denison Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66506
Phone Number: 785-532-3271
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Ranked #3 of 30 things to do in Manhattan
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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Manhattan, Kansas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
2 reviews
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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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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Rochester NY
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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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