Flint Hills Discovery Center

315 South 3rd Street, Manhattan, KS
Typically Responds within 24 hours
Max Capacity: 240 people
Experience why Manhattan’s Flint Hills Discovery Center is the most unique venue in town! We now offer three different location options. All in downtown Manhattan near hotels, restaurants and shops. Discover the iconic architecture and unique design that exists within the Discovery Center. Enjoy the breath-taking views from our Rooftop Terrace, or explore the ever-changing exhibits. After hours, host the ultimate, exclusive event - a private evening in our exhibits and galleries. Our gorgeous three-story facility will serve as an extraordinary backdrop for any event! Discovery the charm of the historic Union Pacific Depot. It is a storybook setting for your special event. Perfect for more intimate gatherings of less than 70 guests. Discover the beauty of Blue Earth Plaza. Gather under the covered patio or relax on the great lawn, Blue Earth Plaza is perfect for daytime fun or an evening under the stars. Whether it’s a business meeting, shower, graduation or birthday celebration, we have the perfect facility space to fit your special event and special packages with reduced admission rates. From elegant weddings to casual gatherings, our accommodating staff is here to make your vision a reality.
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Outdoor Function Area
  • Outside Catering Allowed
  • Wireless Internet/Wi-Fi
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 240
  • Number of Event/Function Spaces: 7
Serving the Manhattan, KS Area
Capacity: 250
$950-$2,200 /event
Reserve our comfortable space for your event. Life’s Finer Moments has a beautiful event lodge and rental cabins available for your wedding, reunion, reception, meeting, and much more! Cabins are available for separate rental or in combination with your special lodge event. We are on 40 acres, so use our outdoor space for unlimited capacity!
Serving the Manhattan, KS Area
Capacity: 300  
$2,600-$5,800 /event
Blue Vista is set to open May 2018! When you come to Blue Vista, feel the weight lift from your shoulders as you immerse yourself in the Flint Hills and jaw-dropping lake views. Our clean lines, huge windows onto the natural landscape, and flexible spaces let you create your vision for the big day with whatever support you need from us. Whether it's a sense of exhilaration, serenity, or both, you'll know that you've taken this chance to get away from it all to make and strengthen deep, lasting connections with friends and family. And with lodging on site, you don't have leave to get away from the party for your own private moments. Blue Vista - unplug and reconnect.