Staycation: MHK

Free and budget-friendly opportunities to explore nature, art, and entertainment right here at home

Geary Lake Falls: The tallest waterfall in Kansas is just a 40-minute drive away!

Milford Nature Center: This free attraction features owls, bobcats, and a Butterfly House Exhibit.

Wonder Workshop Children's Museum: A wonderful space for interactive learning -- reserve to get the whole museum to yourself!

Flint Hills Discovery Center: Through Sunflower Summer (sunflowersummer.org), every Kansas student and their parents/guardians can visit once/year for free.

Mural Corridor: Visit the vibrant murals near Poyntz Ave. downtownmhk.com/downtown-murals

K-State Gardens & Insect Zoo: Visit the Gardens for free and the Insect Zoo for $3.

Anneberg Park: Pack a picnic and enjoy the serene pond.

Sunset Zoo: See a Malayan tiger, black-and-white colobus monkeys, and much more. Kids get in free August 6th!

City Park Splash Pad: The best place to frolic in town.

Public Hall Ping Pong: Grab a half-priced pastry after 5pm and play the greatest sport ever invented.

Manhattan Hill: Cap off your day with sunset and city views.

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