The Manhattan Regional Airport is located about five miles southwest of downtown Manhattan. American Eagle offers two flights daily to Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) and three flights daily to Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport (DFW).
Travelers may also fly in and out of the Kansas City International Airport (KCI), which has a larger selection of flights and carriers. The KCI airport is located in Kansas City, MO, approximately 130 miles, or about 2 hours from Manhattan.
The following car rental agencies are located at the MHK airport:
The following car rental agencies are located at the KCI airport:
- ACE 816-464-2100
- Alamo 816-464-5151
- Avis 816-243-5760
- Budget 816-243-5757
- Dollar 800-800-4000
- Enterprise 816-464-2500
- Fox 816-464-2100
- Hertz 816-243-5765
- National 816-243-5770
- Payless 816-464-2100
- Thrifty 816-464-5600
Although, there is no official hotel for the National Soil Judging Contest, there are many near the Kansas State campus that will allow for easy access to all the events held during the contest. Each of the hotels will allow you to experience the Little Apple's atmosphere. However, the following hotels have offered a discounted rate for teams competing in the contest. In order to get the special rate, please mention that you are with the National Soil Judging Contest.
- The Bluemont Hotel
The Bluemont Hotel is adjacent to the Kansas State University campus. Just to the south is Aggieville local dining, shopping, and bar district. Complimentary breakfast. Indoor heated pool and fitness center.
- Group rate: $89 plus tax (currently 14.75%)
- Cutoff date: 3/10/16
- Reservations: 785-473-7091
- Parkwood Inn and Suites (The link provides the code for reserving online)
The Parkwood Inn & Suites is located right off Fort Riley Blvd and is 10 blocks from the Kansas State University campus. It's convenient location allows for easy access in and out of Manhattan. Enjoy a complimentary hot breakfast, fitness center, and free WiFi.
- Group rate: $89.95 plus tax (currently 14.4%)
- Cutoff date: 3/2/16
- Reservations: 785-320-5440
- Four Points by Sheraton
Located 5 miles from Manhattan Regional Airport, the Four Points by Sheraton is also situated right off Fort Riley Blvd on the south side of Manhattan. This location allows for easy access in and out of Manhattan. Breakfast is not included. Indoor pool, hot tub, and fitness center. Free wireless high speed internet access.
- Group rate: $94 plus tax (currently 14.4%)
- Cutoff date: 3/12/16
- Reservations: 888-627-8649
Travel Information About the Area
- 8 Reasons to Move to Manhattan, Kansas
- Alma Creamery
- Beneath the Prairie Sky: Photography by Jim Richardson at Beach Museum of Art
- Council Grove, Kansas
- Dwight D. Eisenhower Hometown
- Flint Hills Discovery Center
- Fort Riley, Kansas: 1st Infantry Division
- Nelson's Landing Restaurant
While driving through Leonardville, KS, you will notice that it is authentic Kansas small-town. One special gem in this town is Nelson's Landing, owned by local farmers Alan and Kim Nelson. Along with operating Nelson Angus Family Farm, Alan and Kim have another claim to fame - they are the parents of Green Bay Packer's wide receiver Jordy Nelson. Jordy Nelson started his football career with Kansas State before being drafted by the Green Bay Packers (WR) in 2008. Not only is Jordy a proud alumni, but he and his family are very active in the Riley County community. Jordy's parents opened Nelson's Landing in December 2007 to create a genuine family atmosphere with good home cooking. Once you step in this fine establishment, you may see all the Green Bay Packer decorations and get confused - but don't worry, you are still in Kansas!
- Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve
- Tuttle Creek State Park
- Wamego, Kansas
- Wizard of Oz Museum