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Biking in Mankato

Escape from the everyday in Mankato. Discover Mankato’s extensive cycling trails, open country roads, downhill slopes and river rapids. While you’re here, you’ll also find just the right combination of small town feel and thriving regional center. Mankato is a hub for arts, entertainment, shopping and nightlife. And it’s all so close. Just a short 75 minutes from Minneapolis, Mankato is an easily accessible Minnesota destination of choice.

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Mankato River System

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.


Better Meetings. Adventurous Destination.

Let the experienced staff at Visit Mankato help you find the perfect venue for your next meeting or convention. Mankato presents some of the most affordable and easily accessible elements for successful meeting and conventions in Southern Minnesota. We excel at hosting meetings and conventions because of our diverse lodging, highly-skilled event management teams, accessibility, affordability and our state-of-the-art facilities. Learn how we can help with our free planning guide.

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Franklin Rodgers Field Mankato Aerial

Mankato offers the most outstanding and easily accessible venues and facilities for youth and amateur sporting events in Southern Minnesota and some of the best in the Midwest. Located just 75 minutes from Minneapolis, we offer a wide variety of playing fields, trails, courts, courses and rinks. Our state-of-the-art, multi-sport venues can host small youth tournaments all the way up to large scale professional athletic events like the past Verizon Vikings Training Camp and the Minnesota Timberwolves Training Camp. The Visit Mankato team, our multi-sport venues and our inviting, friendly community make Mankato an ideal spot for your tournament or competition.