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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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Biased but still a beautiful place!

We were introduced to the gardens personally by our daughter who worked here several years while getting her degree in horticulture. They are always improving and the dedication... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Manhattan, Kansas
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Manhattan, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were introduced to the gardens personally by our daughter who worked here several years while getting her degree in horticulture. They are always improving and the dedication of the staff shows. We did their High School Senior photos here and I think that was the beginning of Amy's love affair with plants.

Thank V2088ZGthomask
Manhattan, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice easy walking. Benches for folks to sit on. Scenery depends on the season and what is blooming. Not a lot of shade at all, and no water fountain, so be prepared if you have as senior citizen. There is no fee to get in to the gardens. Plan to spend about an hour. Bug Zoo was closed while we... More 

Thank rose k
Manhattan, Kansas
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11 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

The K-State Gardens are a wonderful place to go here in Manhattan. They have an excellent collection of iris and daylilies but have all sorts of native plants as well. A real educational experience. The fountain is a wonderful feature.

Thank crenner1956
Manhattan, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

We've been to the insect zoo a bunch of times, and always had fun. Sometimes we do it with difficult to please visitors, friends with kids, or as a rainy day activity, but we always learn something, see creepy-crawlies, and enjoy the gardens and other campus attractions. Yes, it costs admission, and it could be cheaper, but it's good 'edutainment'.

Thank Rhonda S
Derby, Kansas
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442 reviews
145 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

As part of Parents' Weekend at Kansas State University there was an Open House at the University Gardens. So glad I went to see the waning summer displays amidst the historic limestone buildings. Each season would bring its own beauty.

Thank NancyinDerby
Lakeland, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

There is a huge variety of plant species. It is a beautiful garden, that's well laid out. I wish we had been there when the tulips were blooming.

Thank medix12
Manhattan, Kansas
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20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

There has been an ongoing upgrading of the Gardens and every spring/summer it is a beautiful place to visit. We take Prom pictures and regularly see newlyweds having pictures taken there also. Limestone buildings, fountains, benches, beautiful grass, and lots of flowers make for great picture backgrounds.

Thank Misterjag
Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This place was just breath-taking....the flowers were so beautiful. All 3 of us were awed. Glad we found this place as we were walking the K-State campus.

Thank 902lmm
Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

While visiting Kansas State, we were told to visit this place. It was very beautiful and we really enjoyed it. It's a great place to walk around.

Thank Ashley C
Manhattan, KS
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92 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

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 

Thank LittleAppleRed

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