About this Vendor

Unique Venue in the Heart of the Flint Hills

The Flint Hills Discovery Center is a one of a kind venue for your special day with opportunities for outdoor or indoor events. The Discovery Center prides itself in exhibiting the beauty of the Flint Hills and preserving its natural ecology. It offers three incredibly unique venues: The Flint Hills Discovery Center, Union Pacific Depot & Blue Earth Plaza. The Discovery Center hosts a beautiful 60 foot glass atrium, rooftop terrace, private rooms & plenty of space in its exhibits for guests to explore. Imagine your guests surrounded by native stone, wild flowers and artwork. The Union Pacific Depot is a renovated train station perfect for a wedding or reception for under 70 guests. Blue Earth Plaza is a public park that is perfect for an outdoor ceremony or reception

Amenities + Details

  • Handicap Accessible

  • Indoor

  • Outdoor - Not Covered

  • Reception Area

  • Wireless Internet

For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.

Price Range

$$ – Affordable

Venue Capacity



Museum, Park, Rooftop

Wedding Categories

Rentals + Equipment


Contact Info

315 S. 3rd Street, Manhattan, KS (785) 587-2729

No reviews yet!
Be the first to help out other couples by sharing your thoughts.

Meet The Events Director

Jonathan Mertz

Welcome to the Flint Hills Discovery Center! As surprised as you may be to learn that we are able to host your wedding and reception, I am surprised to discover myself working at this special place. I grew up on a farm in Kansas raising livestock and graduated from Kansas State. Then, I moved to the East Coast and lived there for 17 years. Working for non-profits I learned what it takes to plan a special event for our guests. It was an exciting time, but then I was called to return home to Kansas. It makes me smile seeing how each unique couple creates their own special day. What an honor!