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A Trail for Heroes

Posted: May 28, 2021

Hikers and bikers can honor the service of all veterans any day of the year by visiting the Greater Mankato area’s fourteen memorial sites on the Trail for Heroes. This twelve mile scenic route winds through the two historic city centers and beautiful natural landscapes as it leads visitors to monuments that commemorate the sacrifices  Continue Reading »

Best Of Dining and Drinking 2020

Posted: May 5, 2021

Every year the Mankato Free Press polls residents and visitors alike to develop their annual Best of Mankato issue. This publication is full of listings of the best places to go to based on specific categories. Below is a list of winners in different dining and drinking categories. Please keep in mind that it’s really  Continue Reading »

Snowman Building Contest in Mankato

Winter Events and Festivities in Mankato

Posted: November 2, 2020

You can pack a lot of fun this winter right in the heart of Southern Minnesota. Come to Mankato to safely experience winter events, festivities, and holiday fun!  Bellissimo Tree Farm Tree Hunt November 15th – December 20th In an effort to invest and encourage exploration of our amazing town this holiday season, We are  Continue Reading »

Fishing in Greater Mankato

Fishing in the Mankato Area

Posted: October 28, 2020

Contest – Tournaments | Rentals – Guides | Hot Spots | Fishing Opener – Licenses | Experts – Businesses Does fishing have you hooked? Whether you are a seasoned sport fisherman looking to win a tournament or simply want a weekend fishing getaway with your kids, Mankato has what you are looking for. The Mankato  Continue Reading »


Fall Events and Festivities in Mankato Minnesota

Posted: September 29, 2020

Learn More You can pack a lot of fun this fall right in the heart of Southern Minnesota. Come to Mankato to safely experience fall events, festivities, and spooktacular Halloween fun!  Goofy goat farm Always Open Visit the Goofy Goats, feed them and enjoy the view. 23802 610 Ave Madison Lake, MN 56063 Learn More  Continue Reading »

Fall Colors in Mankato

Your Guide to Fall Colors Near Mankato MN

Posted: September 23, 2020

Mankato’s location nestled in the beautiful Minnesota River Valley lends itself perfectly to incredible fall road trips regardless of who you have in tow. Gather your loved ones, choose your path and find lasting memories amidst breathtaking scenery, wildlife and adventure. Be sure to plan your trip during the best time to take in vibrant fall colors in the Mankato area, which is from late September to the middle of October.   If you want  Continue Reading »