211 W. Flint Hills Blvd.
Junction City, KS 66441
Phone: (785) 238-8181
Fax: (785) 238-5092
This Manhattan in Kansas was christened 'The Little Apple' in 1977, and has definitely given The Big Apple some stiff competition in terms of its cosmopolitan lifestyle and cultural vibrancy. Winning several accolades which all point in the direction of this city offering a superb quality of life, Manhattan too was a hotbed of activity during the clashes between Natives and settlers. As of now, it attracts tourists for its old buildings, galleries, theaters, cinemas and nightlife. A student town of sorts, one can find mostly young people living here to avail of the reputed educational institutions around. Aggieville is an area that simply cannot be missed as this is where the nightlife is!
Aggieville is a bustling neighborhood that can trace its origins back to 1898 when a bookstore was built for university students. Over the years, this area developed and was well-connected to the rest of the city with trolley lines. The 1950's witnessed a massive entry of cafes, bars and clubs which were frequented by the free-spirited student community. Riots broke out here in 1984 but this precinct moved on quickly and now stands as one of the most visited areas of the city. The best time to visit is during the "Little Apple New Year's Eve" celebration and the "St. Patrick's Day in the Ville" celebration.
Few people can actually believe that the city of Abilene had its origins as a humble stage coach shop owned by Timothy Hershey in 1857. Years later, a maverick settler called Joseph Mc Coy arrived here with his brood of livestock thus bringing on the nickname of Cow Town to Abilene. Some absolute must-visits are the Great Plains Theatre built in 1881 and the Greyhound Hall of Fame which arouses those interested in gray hound racing. Old Abilene Town is a successful simulation of the original historical precinct with its Georgian, Tuscan and Victorian-style mansions.