2103 Zeandale Road  |  Manhattan, Kansas

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What's New at Lazy T Ranch

  • Best of Manhattan

    Best of Manhattan Purple Apple Award for "Best Family Fun" The Results are in...Lazy T Ranch was awarded the Best of Manhattan Purple Apple Award for Best Family Fun! Thank you to our supporters for taking the time to vote...

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  • Animal Ranch - Make a Friend to Take Home

    We are excited to offer a variety of our favorite animal friends for children of all ages to make and take home! You can choose an animal, stuff it, dress it and take it home. We offer the unstuffed animals, clothing and...

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Schnitzelfest 2018 - July 21, Noon to 9:00 p.m.


More information and tickets are available at this link: http://schnitzelfest2018mhk.peatix.com

Our second Schnitzelfest features food prepared by the amazing German Chef Manfred! We are excited to welcome KC Bier Co. to Manhattan with their German Bier, brewed with German processes and ingredients. We will have live music. 

To avoid long waits to be served, tickets are available for pre-purchase online for the Schnitzel dinner, with a variety of sauces and salads.

However, you may go to the Biergarten anytime and purchase German bratwurst and currywurst, snacks and dessert in addition to beverages.

We will prepare more schnitzel and salads than we have tickets sold online for, so you may purchase schnitzel dinner on site until we have sold out.

Our German baker Gerlinde has baked lots of Donauwelle cakes (with cherries and a layer of vanilla cream glazed with chocolate) and she brought a giant map of Germany with her so that guests may put a pin in the map indicating where they are from or have lived. We enjoy bringing the German community together. It will be fun to see all the areas of Germany represented!





Historic Lazy T Ranch and Guest House of Northeast Kansas

Originally homesteaded in 1855, this historic family ranch now offers an outstanding Flint Hills location for your special event. The Lazy T provides fun farm experiences for the whole family, with hundreds of acres of native tallgrass prairie to explore with incredible views over the Kansas River Valley and the Manhattan area. Activities include ranch suppers, cowboy poetry entertainment, pony rides, and tours in the native prairie. We have "country atmosphere with city accessibility," located just a few minutes from Manhattan and I-70.

The Lazy T is a destination for birthday parties complete with pony rides or fun on our laser tag field. Our Cowboy Café, Prairie Pavilion, Bluestem Barn, and Tallgrass Arena are available for indoor parties and events.

The ranch hosts groups by appointment and holds various festivals and other special events throughout the year. From visiting a stone barn on the National Register of Historic Places to enjoying original cowboy poetry to experiencing great Flint Hills views and feeding animals, guests will enjoy this historic ranch in the scenic Flint Hills.

Fun on the Farm Experiences

The Wilson family invites you to an entertaining and educational visit* on our working Kansas family ranch. Your day could include:

  • Feed chickens and gather eggs
  • Throw a lariat and rope a genuine longhorn steer head
  • Take a hayrack ride or a hike to the top of Sugarloaf Hill for a great view of the Flint Hills
  • Eat a delicious chuckwagon supper
  • Enjoy original cowboy poetry entertainment
  • Tour a historic 1860s stone barn and other buildings on the National and State Historic Registers
  •  See the native stone fences built in the 1860s
  • See horses and beef cattle
  • Pet ponies, sheep, goats, llamas, dogs, cats and bunnies
  • See tractors, sit in a combine to see what it's like for a farmer harvesting crops
  • See where the buffalo roamed, including native tallgrass prairie and wildflowers

Fall Festival

After nearly a decade of having Fall Festival weekends through October, our crew headed to college this year, and we didn't plant a pumpkin patch. We are still booking private parties for Fall Festival type activities, birthday parties, school trips, and family, organization and corporate events. Theses activities are available by appointment. We will also be open Sunday, October 29, noon to 6 pm and, weather permitting, Sunday, November 5, noon to 6 pm. • Pony Rides.•  Hayrack Rides • Farm Animals  Chuck Wagon Barbeque • Native Prairie • Duck Races • Giant Slide • Little Ranch Hands Educational Program  • Laser Tag • High Tunnel • and more!*

Thank you for your support for Fall Festival over the years!

Call to schedule a visit on a weekday: (785) 537-9727

*These activities require reservations except during our Fall Festival.