We are grateful to share that the heart of southern Minnesota is open for adventure and ready to welcome you. We know you are looking to fun places to recreate, dine, shop and more, and our community is excited to provide you access to those activities with safety in mind. 

We want you to know that we are doing everything we can to keep our community a safe and healthy place while also providing outstanding service and experiences. Our community is following the state’s Stay Safe Minnesota plan to serve their community and customers safely.

As of May 27, 2021, Governor Walz announced all capacity limits and sitancing requirements are lifted. Minnesotans who are not fully vaccinated are strongly recommended to wear a mask.  People who are fully vaccinated should follow CDC guidance. For additional information and details, as well as frequently asked questions, click here.

Thank you for continuing to support our business community and please remember to respect and abide by their safety protocols. 

 

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Outdoor Adventures

Enjoy fresh air and open spaces and experience many of Greater Mankato’s thrilling recreational activities. he confluence of local, county and state trails culminates into over 50 miles of paved trails, nestled in a scenic river valley for cyclists and runners. Energize your soul by cycling to a nearby winery, kayaking the Minnesota River or exploring the Red Jacket Trail. 

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Arts & Culture

Greater Mankato boasts a thriving arts community. Enjoy galleries full of work by popular artists as well as a growing public art scene where you can peruse murals, sculptures, sidewalk poetry and more at every turn in the City Center. As our performances are able to open up again, Mankato has been known for its quality theater, music and dance programs.

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Wine & Brew

Relax at one of our four wineries. Each offers a unique experience and entertainment options from live music to murder mystery parties, but all provide the escape and relaxation a person associates with a nice glass of wine. If only a brew will do for you, then check out one of our local breweries or unwind with a hometown brew at a local watering hole.

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Family Adventures

Who says you have to give up adventure when you have a family? We know traveling with a family is an adventure all its own. Load up the kids or grandkids and mountain bike at Ft. LeHillier Trail, ski the slopes of Mount Kato, kayak the Minnesota River or dare to try a new cuisine.

Take a Virtual Tour

Immerse yourself in a virtual experience through key attractions in Greater Mankato. Explore even more of what Greater Mankato has to offer by taking 360º virtual tours. Discover hands-on learning fun and take a scenic hike on meandering trails or canoe along the Minnesota River. 

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