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Whether you want to stay indoors or conquer the great outdoors, Mankato offers many recreation opportunities. The confluence of local, county and state trails culminates into over 50 miles of paved trails, nestled in a scenic river valley and is perfect for cycling, running or a leisurely walk. Outdoor enthusiasts will also love our rivers, parks, ski hills and more. Staying indoors isn’t any less exciting. Take in a Division I Minnesota State University, Mankato (360° virtual tour) hockey game at the Verizon Center (360° virtual tour) , conquer the rock climbing wall at Myers Field House on the Minnesota State University, Mankato campus or listen to live music in our vibrant, historic City Center.
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408 S. Front Street | Mankato, MN 56001
Here at Gamers Haven, you can come play any games from our huge ever expanding catalog of games. We have retro and modern consoles including PS4, Xbox one, Gaming PCs, Nintendo Switch, Snes, Sega Genesis, and many more. Gamers Haven has tons of competitions and tournaments in the works. Everyone is welcome to come show off their skill.We are always working on ways to make Gamers Haven an awesome place to just come and relax. Come down and unwind after work or school. We will soon be adding a loft and a Retro Gaming Coffee bar!
300 Butterworth Street | Mankato, MN 56001
Hiniker Pond is a 55-acre park that has a 28-acre spring-fed pond. The pond, a former sand and gravel pit, has exceptional water quality for swimming and fishing. Amenities include a sandy beach, a fishing pier, picnic shelters, walking trails and restrooms. The fishing pond is handicapped-accessible. Hiniker Pond is open daily from 6:30 a.m. to sunset. The beach is open for use during the summer from 9 a.m. to sunset.
19959 Indian Lake Rd | Mankato, MN 56001
Indian Lake Conservation Area is a 120-acre regional park that provides an outstanding recreational and environmental resource for generations to come. The park, located south of Mankato on Indian Lake Road, merges environmental and recreational amenities. It offers a multi-use trail system which circles Indian Lake and connects with other regional trails. The trail is approximately three miles round trip. Visitors are asked to stay on the trail and help protect the fragile wetland environment. This trail is plowed in the winter months.
Mankato, MN 56001
The Kiwanis Recreation Area features trails, two dog park areas, a canoe/kayak landing area, an archery range, restrooms and a picnic shelter. A 24-hours Park-and-Ride lot is available on the north side of the entry. Open from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. daily.
1671 S. 3rd Street | Saint Peter, MN 56082
KingPins current owners are Dwight and Jess as of September 2014. KingPins was originally forged in July 2011 by Scott and Brittney Anderson. Built in 1962 we have been St. Peter's bowling home for over 50 years. Previous names for this bowling alley were: Sioux Trail Lanes and Bowlero Lanes. We offer 12 lanes of bowling with automatic scoring, bumper bowling, King's Pro Shop & 11th Frame Bar and Grill. Great place for birthday parties, company outings and holiday get togethers! From open bowling to league bowling, KingPins has something for everyone. Roll in and check out our daily bar & bowling specials. We have a wide selection of bottled beers along with an assortment of tap beers, wine, liquor & cocktails. In the mood for some great food? Be sure to try one of our many favorite selections of appetizers, burgers, sandwiches, wings or pizza. You won't be disappointed!