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Visitor Information

Mankato is a welcoming city that embraces active people like you. In addition to many wonderful events like the Mankato Marathon, we also have more than 50 miles of local, county and state paved trails nestled in a scenic river valley that is perfect for runners or cyclists.

We are just a short 75 miles from Minneapolis. Our growing community offers all of the services you would expect from a metropolitan area with the hospitality and charm of a close knit community.

After a day on our trails you can relax at a concert, gallery or outdoor restaurants with friends. We have a thriving arts community with quality theatre, music, dance and visual arts. If you love music, you won’t be disappointed. We attract headliner acts like Elton John to our Verizon Center and have a booming entertainment district in our City Center.

Find out more about attractions, entertainment and culinary experiences not to be missed at


You need more than a comfortable nights sleep before the big race. We have what you need. On-site restaurants, charming rooms for the B & B enthusiast, game rooms and swimming pools for kids, fitness and business facilities, or campsite/resort properties. Click here for list of all lodging options.


From sophisticated cuisine to familiar food, diverse tastes are well served by family restaurants, up-tempo night spots, distinctive fine dining venues, and unique cafes catering to health-conscious diners and international palates. Check out dining options here.


Since you are in town for the Mankato Marathon you might as well make a weekend of it. Our vibrant, historic downtown offers live music and our civic center draws international headliner acts. You will find a packed year-round event calendar in Mankato including quality theatre, music, dance, and visual arts. Check out what Mankato has to offer.

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