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Experience Minneopa State Park

Posted: September 15, 2021

The word Minneopa comes from the Dakota language and is interpreted to mean “water falling twice,” referring to the beautiful waterfalls of the Minneopa Creek. Walk the trail which encircles the falls, leading down a limestone stairway to the valley below. Ascend the opposite side and enjoy a panoramic view of the valley which reveals  Continue Reading »

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 »

Tav on the Ave waffle fries in Mankato

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 »

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 experience winter events, festivities, and holiday fun!  Photo Credit: Mandy BensonPhoto Credit: Hailee MerrymanPhoto Credit: Addeline Theis Previous Next PAST EVENTS Pond road: christmas open house November 18, 19, 20, 21 Join us for our  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

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 Welsh heritage  Continue Reading »