Visit Mankato

Welcome to Greater Mankato where you can find adventure, delicious dining, fun entertainment and rich cultural experiences throughout all four seasons.

Here, you can find charming small-town hospitality mixed with big city amenities making this the perfect destination for a fun getaway for family and friends.

It’s All So Close! We are located in the heart of southern Minnesota just 75 miles southwest of the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro. Our community offers experiences you would expect from a major metro and the charm you can get only from a close-knit community. Whether you are enjoying Mankato for a weekend or spending a lifetime in the area, you will feel your time here was well worth it.

Outdoor Adventures

Greater Mankato is a hidden gem for outdoor enthusiasts. The region is home to the unique Blue Earth River tributary, endless trails, parks, ski hills, Minneopa State Park, which is known for its waterfalls and bison herd, and so much more.
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Walking Sculpture Tour

Learn more about the Walking Sculpture Tour, an exciting exhibit of outdoor sculptures on display all year long within the City Center of Mankato and North Mankato.
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Mankato Marathon

Learn more about the Mankato Marathon, presented by Mayo Health Clinic, the boldest race in the Midwest!
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Winter Fun

There’s snow place like Greater Mankato! During the long winter months, we do not take time to hibernate, and you shouldn’t either! This season is filled with fun events and activities throughout the area.
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Food & Drink

Enjoy an array of cuisines whether you’re stopping for a quick bite during a busy day, a casual lunch, or fine dining experience, we have it all. With so many choices for sipping and snacking.
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Arts & Culture

Just a short drive from Minneapolis, Mankato is a thriving arts community with quality theater, music, dance, and visual arts programs. Applaud a rousing theater production, peruse a gallery full of artwork by popular local artists!
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View Mankato’s Visitor Guide online or request a copy in the mail.

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