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Bethany Lutheran College Performing Arts

The Ylvisaker Fine Arts Center serves as the campus art gallery. Its walls are home to an ever-changing collection of artwork; the lobby is frequented by sculpture and other works of art. Each month, a new guest artist displays a portfolio and gives a public lecture on the meaning and relevance of the art.

700 Luther Drive
Mankato, Minnesota 56001
+1-507-344-7000
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Blue Earth County Heritage Center Museum

Discover Blue Earth County history at the History Center. Visit the Research Center, Gift Shop, Traveling Exhibits and Museum. The Museum is fun for all ages with many historic displays and an interactive area.

415 East Cherry Street
Mankato, Minnesota 56001
+1-507-345-5566
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Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery


Nestled into the lush rolling hills and fertile soil of the Southern Minnesota River Valley, lies the award-winning Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery. Summer mornings see over 13 acres of meticulously tended vines bathed in the warmth of the nurturing sun. Evening sunsets illuminate the gorgeous landscape and rippling creek that embrace the winery.

1179 East Pearl Street
Kasota, Minnesota 56050
+1-507-931-0089
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Flood Wall Trail (Minnesota River Trail)

The multi-use Minnesota Valley State Trail is ideal for hiking, biking, horseback riding, mountain biking, and snowmobiling. The trail is paved from Shakopee to Chaska and a natural surface trail runs from Chaska to Belle Plaine, paralleling the Minnesota River. 

North Mankato
North Mankato, Minnesota 56003
+1-651-296-6157
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Indian Island Winery

ian Island Winery is a family operated business owned by Ray and Lisa Winter in partnership with son Tom, daughter Angie, and daughter-in-law Angela.

18018-631st Ave
Janesville, Minnesota 56048
+1-507-234-6222
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Mankato Ballet


The Mankato Ballet Company began in 1983 with a group of interested students and their families. The concept of ballet instruction in Mankato grew and the group incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1987. It is now recognized as one of the leading schools of ballet instruction in Minnesota.

731 South Front Street
Mankato, Minnesota 56001
+1-507-625-7716
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Mankato MoonDogs Baseball

The Mankato MoonDogs are an amateur baseball team that plays in the Northwoods League, a collegiate summer baseball league.

Franklin Rogers Park
1221 Caledonia St.
Mankato, MN 56001
+1-507-625-7047
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Mankato Symphony Orchestra

The Mankato Symphony Orchestra's mission is to create emotion-packed, high-quality musical experiences and promote music education in and for South Central Minnesota. More than 12,000 people attend the Symphony in person and another 50,000 listen on the radio.

523 S. Second Street
Mankato, Minnesota 56001
+1-507-625-8880
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Merely Players Theatre

The Merely Players Theatre is a pillar of the community, with a dedicated and talented staff committed to bringing southern Minnesota quality theatre for the entire family. 

Lincoln Community Center
Mankato, Minnesota 56001
+1-507-388-5483
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Minneopa State Park

The word Minneopa comes from the Dakota language and is interpreted to mean "water falling twice," referring to the beautiful waterfalls of the Minneopa Creek. Walk the trail which encircles the falls, leading down a limestone stairway to the valley below. Ascend the opposite side and enjoy a panoramic view of the valley which reveals the underlying geology of this area. Visit Seppmann Mill, a wind driven grist mill fashioned in German style from native stone and lumber, or hike through oak savanna and native prairie grasslands overlooking the scenic Minnesota River Valley.

54497 Gadwall Road
Mankato, Minnesota 56001
+1-507-389-5464
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Minnesota State University Mankato

The Department of Theatre and Dance is dedicated to two primary goals. The first is to provide students with high caliber training in theatre and dance that prepares them to create theatre of any kind at any level. The second is to provide Southern Minnesota with a multifaceted, high quality theatrical experience. These goals interweave to provide entertainment and education to those on both sides of the curtain.

Dept. of Theatre & Dance
Mankato, Minnesota 56001
+1-507-389-2118
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Minnesota Valley Chorale

The Minnesota Valley Chorale was established in the fall of 1978 by founding director Randi Ellefson and a handful of close friends with the intent to establish a quality choral performing group in the southern Minnesota area. It has evolved into an outstanding adult choral ensemble which presents performances in the fall and spring.

P.O. Box 5134
Mankato, Minnesota 56001
+1-507-625-8278
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Morgan Creek Vineyards

Wine, craft beers, wood-fired cuisine and unforgettable experiences, all created with a passion for sustainable farming and regionally grown products.

23707 478th Avenue
New Ulm, Minnesota
+1-507-947-3547
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Mount Kato Ski & Bike

Mount Kato Ski & Bike provides visitors with the awesome experience to ski, snowboard and snowtube Mount Kato.

20461 State Hwy 66,
Mankato, Minnesota 56001
+1-507-625-3363
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R.D. Hubbard House

The historic R.D. Hubbard House is one of the finest examples of the classic Victorian architecture to grace South Broad Street where numerous captains of industry resided. The Hubbard House survives in its original form, having been occupied by only the Hubbard family and the Blue Earth County Historical Society.

606 S. Broad Street
Mankato, Minnesota 56001
+1-507-345-5566
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Red Jacket Trail

Named after a Seneca Indian chief who lived in the area until the 1830s, the Red Jacket Trail runs along an old Milwaukee Road (formerly the Minnesota Railroad and the Central Railroad) right-of-way that became inactive in 1978. 

Blue Earth County
204 S. 5th Street
Mankato, MN 56001
+1-507-304-4025
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Sakatah Singing Hills State Trail

Located on a converted rail-trail, the Sakatah Singing Hills State Trail offers 39 miles of paved trail. The trail begins at Lime Valley Road near State Highway 14, joins the Minnesota River Trail in Mankato, follows a signed route on city streets through Waterville, passes through three miles of Sakatah Lake State Park, and ends east of Interstate 35 in Faribault. It is generally level and wheelchair accessible.

50499 Sakatah Lake State Park Road
Waterville, MN 56096
+1-651-296-6157
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The Betsy-Tacy Society

With support from Maud Hart Lovelace fans from around the world, the Betsy-Tacy Society has preserved and restored the childhood homes of Maud’s fictional characters, Betsy and Tacy. Now open to visitors, Betsy’s House is a museum where one can see how the Hart family lived more than 100 years earlier. 

332 and 333 Center Street
Mankato, Minnesota 56001
+1-507-345-9777
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Traverse Des Sioux

A primary crossing of the lower Minnesota River used by generations of Dakota and early French fur traders as a trading outpost. Traverse des Sioux was the site of treaty negotiations in 1851 between the U.S. government and the Dakota.

U.S. Hwy 169
St. Peter, Minnesota
+1-507-934-2160
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Verizon Wireless Center

The Verizon Wireless Center is a 6,500 seat arena, large conference center, including Banquet and Reception Hall and brand new Event Center, with over 70,000 square feet of flexible banquet and exhibition space for meetings and exhibits.

One Civic Center Plaza
Mankato, Minnesota 56001
+1-507-389-3000
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Wildlife Safari Museum

Visit the Wildlife Safari Museum in Mankato.

54267 207th Military Rd,
Mankato, MN 56001
+1-507-386-1548

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