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Top things to do on the water in mankato

Posted: June 25, 2020

Since Minnesota is known as the “Land of 10,000 Lakes,” it’s no surprise that ample opportunities to enjoy the water await you in this beautiful state. Mankato, in particular, has a number of fantastic options for you to get outside and make waves. Whether you like canoeing, kayaking, boating or simply opting for a quick  Continue Reading »

Picnic foodventures in mankato

Posted: June 25, 2020

Location, location, location…and food! Travel writer Anita McVey of Picnic Life Foodie is all about finding perfect picnic spots and the foods that make it memorable. Read all about her finds in Mankato! April 2018: Mankato By Anita McVey If I invited you to share a picnic with me and gave you the opportunity to choose one  Continue Reading »

Visit Bison at Minneopa State Park

Posted: June 25, 2020

Bison have been reintroduced to Minneopa State Park just outside of Mankato. This herd of 20 is unique, having high quality genetics descending from the type of bison Lewis and Clark gazed upon in the 1830s. The Minnesota Bison Conservation Herd is managed in partnership between the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the Minnesota Zoo to  Continue Reading »

Silo Art

Posted: June 25, 2020

Come and see the extraordinary work of Guido van Helton come to life right before your eyes as he transforms Arden Mill’s 135-foot grain silos into an incredible masterpiece symbolizing southern Minnesota’s culture and heritage. Visitors and residents of Greater Mankato now have the opportunity to witness the progression of the massive monument with two  Continue Reading »

MN Governor's Pheasant Hunting Opener

2015 Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Opener

Posted: June 15, 2015

Mankato will host the 2015 Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Opener October 9 and 10.  The 2015 Governor Pheasant Opener will mark the fifth annual Governor’s Pheasant Opener, initiated by Gov. Mark Dayton in 2011. With 9,100 acres of public hunting land within 20 miles of Mankato, the event will highlight that land in addition to its  Continue Reading »