Visit Mankato

Blog

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 »

top things to do outdoors in mankato

Posted: June 25, 2020

Nestled along the Minnesota River in Southern Minnesota, Mankato is a hidden gem for sports and nature enthusiasts. Take advantage of the many outdoor amenities that the area has to offer. The region is home to the unique Blue Earth River tributary, endless hiking and biking trails and Minneopa State Park, which is known for  Continue Reading »

top instagrammable places in mankato

Posted: June 25, 2020

Mankato, Minnesota is home to spectacular natural beauty and awe-inspiring man-made attractions. What better way to share your experiences than through Instagram! So get your filters ready and let your eye be your guide. Here are the top 10 most Instagrammable spots in Mankato! 1. Minneopa Falls This beloved attraction right outside City Center Mankato  Continue Reading »

Wander the Map in Mankato

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 »