In Mankato we know that recreation is a big part of any vacation. Whether you want to stay indoors or conquer the great outdoors, Mankato offers many recreation opportunities. The confluence of local, county and state trails culminates into over 50 miles of paved trails, nestled in a scenic river valley and is perfect for cycling, running and leisurely walking. Outdoor enthusiasts will also love our rivers, parks and ski hills. Staying indoors isn’t any less exciting in Mankato. Take in a Division I Minnesota State University, Mankato hockey game at the Verizon Center, conquer the rock climbing wall at Myers Field House on the Minnesota State University, Mankato campus or listen to live music in our vibrant, historic City Center.