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Welcome to Greater Mankato! Greater Mankato offers all the services you would expect from a major metro and the charm you can get only from a close-knit community. Whether you are enjoying Greater Mankato for a weekend or spending a lifetime in the area, everything you want is right here. Nestled in the scenic Minnesota River Valley, Greater Mankato is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy the area’s abundant wildlife, water and recreation activities. In addition to the scenic beauty of the Minnesota River, there are numerous lakes throughout the area. Greater Mankato also has more than 60 parks and 50 miles of paved trails for walking, biking or skating. And for the more active outdoor enthusiasts, there are hills to climb up or bike down.

Add to these assets Greater Mankato’s convenient location, outstanding business development and community services, citizen commitment, premier health care and award-winning school system, and you’ve got the perfect community for visitors, residents and businesses to thrive. To learn more about these community features and services, check out pages 4-7. We welcome the opportunity to tell you more about our great community. For more information on visiting Greater Mankato, contact the Greater Mankato Convention and Visitors Bureau at 800.657.4733. For business and community information, call Greater Mankato Growth at 800.697.0652

Sports, entertainment and cultural events are also plentiful in Greater Mankato. With 5,000 seats and additional meeting spaces, the Verizon Wireless Center hosts concerts, conventions, trade shows and sporting events. Greater Mankato's thriving arts community offers theatre, music, dance, visual and written arts programs provided by a variety of community groups. Greater Mankato is also a retail center, with hundreds of stores and restaurants, ranging from large national retailers to quaint local shops.

Anna Thill President Greater Mankato Convention & Visitors Bureau, LLC

Jonathan Zierdt President & CEO Greater Mankato Growth, Inc.

Relocating? Looking to buy or rent? We can help. As a locally-owned company, we know the Mankato area like no one else. We specialize in residential sales, commercial sales/leasing, and property management. Check out our website at www.jbealhomes.com or call us today at 507-385-1313.


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Greater Mankato Convention & Visitors Bureau

Greater Mankato Convention and Visitors Bureau, LLC, is a subsidiary organization of Greater Mankato Growth, Inc., which provides a variety of services to visiting organizations. Any organization wishing to host a convention, conference, tournament or tradeshow is encouraged to contact the Convention and Visitors Bureau to help with arrangements, including finding the right facilities and lodging, helping with media and public relations, providing visitor information and assisting with event planning and support. For more information: visitgreatermankato.com | 800.657.4733 or 507.385.6660

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As the Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development organization serving the regional marketplace, Greater Mankato Growth advances business in eight strategic areas: existing business support, new business growth, business promotion, talent development, public affairs, community marketing, visitor attraction and servicing and civic engagement. For more information: greatermankato.com | 800.697.0652 or 507.385.6640 Scan here for more information on Greater Mankato Growth

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Greater Mankato is centrally located less than two hours southwest of Minneapolis-St. Paul and one-and-a-half hours west of Rochester. Whether by road or air, Greater Mankato has never been more accessible. Roadways connecting Greater Mankato are enhanced on an ongoing basis to accommodate the dramatic growth in economic activity throughout the region. The Mankato Regional Airport offers chartered flight services, and commercial flights are available just a short 75 minute drive away at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Minneapolis St. Paul

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Greater Mankato

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Greater Mankato has everything you'd ever want, in a home or a getaway: ideal location, abundant activities, community services, business development, involved citizens, premier health care and award-winning schools. But don't just take our word for it. Greater Mankato was on America's Promise top 100 for young people list four consecutive times, 15th in the nation on the 2010 Forbes.com list of best places to raise a family and seventh in the nation on the 2008 Bizjournals.com list of Dreamtowns. Stats/Climate/Weather

Population Hottest month Mean daily max Mean daily min Avg precipitation Coldest month Mean daily max Mean daily min Altitude Latitude/Lognitute

Education

93,234 July 83.4° F 61° F 33.42’’ January 23° F 2.4° F 1021’ 44.2228° - 93.9193°

From preschool to higher education, Greater Mankato offers premier educational opportunities. A record of academic excellence and commitment to life-long learning are evident in Greater Mankato’s colleges and universities, as well as its private and public school systems (which rank in the top 17 percent nationally). Public Schools Mankato Area Public Schools (K-12) 507.387.1868

Charter & Parochial Schools Good Shepherd Lutheran School (LCMS) (K-8) Grace Christian School (Baptist) (K-9) Immanuel Lutheran School (CLC) (K-12) Loyola Catholic Schools (K-12) Maranatha Christian Academy (New Creation) (3-12) Mount Olive Lutheran School (ELS) (K-8) Minnesota Valley Lutheran HS Risen Savior Lutheran School (WELS) (K-8) Riverbend Academy Charter School (7-12)

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Colleges & Universities Bethany Lutheran College 507.344.7000 Gustavus Adolphus College 507.933.8000 Minnesota State University, Mankato 507.389.1866 Rasmussen College 507.625.6556 South Central College 507.389.7200 Trade Schools Cosmetology Training Center 507.345.4033

Encouraging Excellence from Preschool through High School Learning to Lead and Serve Small Class Sizes • Global Awareness Program Crusader Athletics • Fine Arts • Safe Environment Weekly Mass • Apple MacBook for every 7-12 student Please call 507.388.2997 for more information www.loyolacatholicschool.org Tuition Assistance Available - All Faiths Welcome

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A major contributor to Greater Mankato’s outstanding quality of life is the area’s impressive health-care system. Greater Mankato’s medical organizations have continued to expand their services, minimizing the need to travel for specialty medical treatment. If you require outside services, there’s the comfort of knowing there are other specialized medical resources available just a short drive away in Rochester and the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. Hospital Mayo Clinic Health System, Mankato 507.625.4031 Urgent Care Clinics Mayo Clinic Health System, Mankato—East Ridge Campus 101 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive 507.385.6500 Mankato Clinic Urgent Care 1230 E. Main Street, Mankato 507.625.1811 1809 Adams Street, Mankato 507.389.8680 Mankato Clinic Express River Hills Mall, Mankato 507.389.8536

Area Community Information Lake Crystal Le Sueur Mankato Mapleton New Ulm Saint Peter Waseca

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Media

Greater Mankato’s many media outlets offer up-to-date information and entertainment to fit every taste and lifestyle. Newspaper The Free Press Radio KMSU KATO KXLP KQYK KDOG KEEZ KXAC KRRW KYSM KRBI KTOE KFAN Television KEYC TV FOX

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Community Involvement

Community commitment is a characteristic shared by citizens, officials and businesses throughout Greater Mankato. All consistently work together to ensure that Greater Mankato continues to offer an outstanding quality of life. The community also has a large number of service groups, many specifically targeting youth. For information on volunteering in Greater Mankato, visit mankatounitedway.org and click on volunteer.

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Where to stay

Where to stay

Need a place to rest your head? Refresh yourself at one of Greater Mankato’s hotels. Many offer internet access and continental breakfast; there are also many that have pools, are pet friendly and include large meeting spaces. Greater Mankato’s hotels are conveniently located near area attractions and are perfect for family outings or large gatherings.

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What to do

What to do

There is always something going on in Greater Mankato, no matter what the season. You can enjoy a theatrical or music performance, cheer on a local athletic game, or take part in our many arts and cultural events. There are family festivals, fairs, races and more. Mankato MoonDogs Schedule

2011-12 Minnesota State Mankato’s Visit greatermankatoevents.com Men’s Hockey Schedule

up-to-date listing Time Date for an Opponent 10/3/11 of community British Columbia (exh) events.7:37 p.m. 10/14/11 UMass Lowell 7:37 p.m. 10/15/11 UMass Lowell 7:07 p.m. 11/11/11 St. Cloud State 7:37 p.m. Scan here for7:07anp.m. 11/12/11 St. Cloud State up-to-date listing 11/25/11 Alaska Anchorage of events7:37 p.m. 11/26/11 Alaska Anchorage 7:07 p.m. 12/9/11 Alabama-Huntsville 7:37 p.m. 12/10/11 Alabama-Huntsville 7:07 p.m. 2011-12 Minnesota State Mankato’s 12/16/11 Colorado College 7:37 p.m. Hockey Schedule 12/17/11 Men’s Colorado College 7:07 p.m. Date Opponent 12/30/11 USA NTOP (exh) 7:37Time p.m. 10/3/11 British Columbia (exh) 7:37 p.m. 1/13/12 Wisconsin 7:07 10/14/11 UMass Lowell 1/14/12 Wisconsin 7:37 p.m. 10/15/11 UMass Lowell 7:07 p.m. 1/20/12 Nebraska Omaha 11/11/11 St. Cloud State 1/21/12 Nebraska Omaha 7:37 p.m. 11/12/11 St. CloudTech State 2/3/12 Michigan 7:07 p.m. 11/25/11 Alaska Anchorage 2/4/12 Michigan Tech 7:37 p.m. 11/26/11 Alaska Anchorage 2/17/12 Minnesota Duluth 7:07 p.m. 12/9/11 Alabama-Huntsville 7:37 p.m. 2/18/12 Minnesota Duluth All games Alabama-Huntsville played at the Verizon Wireless7:07 Center. 12/10/11 p.m. 12/16/11 Colorado College 7:37 p.m. 12/17/11 Colorado College 7:07 p.m. 12/30/11 USA NTOP (exh) 7:37 p.m. 1/13/12 Wisconsin 7:07 p.m. 1/14/12 Wisconsin 7:37 p.m. 1/20/12 Nebraska Omaha 7:07 p.m. 1/21/12 Nebraska Omaha 7:37 p.m. 2/3/12 Michigan Tech 7:07 p.m. 2/4/12 Michigan Tech 7:37 p.m. 2/17/12 Minnesota Duluth 7:07 p.m. 2/18/12 Minnesota Duluth 7:37 p.m. All games played at the Verizon Wireless Center.

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Arts by the River/Air Show Arts by the River June 9-10 artsbytheriver.com Arts by the River is an art and music festival where you can view and purchase fine arts, experience artist demonstrations, listen to live music and indulge in fabulous food and drinks. There is also an area designated for children’s activities. Arts by the River will keep the whole family entertained.

Air Show June 9-10 mnairspectacular.com Experience the thrill of jets that fly up to 700 miles per hour and do tricks that only the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels can do. See the jets up close and meet the pilots who fly them. This traveling show has been all over the United States and is coming back to Mankato in 2012.

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Vikings Training Camp/RibFest Vikings Training Camp End of July/Beginning of August vikings.com Purple and gold touch down in Mankato each summer as Minnesota Vikings players and coaches arrive to train at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Get an up-close view of the players as you watch them practice, partake in the family fun and get autographs from many of your favorite players.

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Ribfest August 2-5 verizonwirelesscentermn.com Ribbers from all over the country travel to Mankato to compete and be crowned the best around at Mankato’s annual Ribfest. Enjoy live music as well as tasty food and drinks at Riverfront Park. This fourday festival includes well-known musical guests performing every night. Come for the food, stay for the fun.

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MaHkato Pow-wow/history fest Mahkato Pow-wow September 21-23 mahkatowacipi.org The Mahkato Pow-Wow, or Wacipi, takes place every fall at Land of Memories Park to honor the 38 Dakota warriors who died in the largest mass execution in U.S. history. The event signifies the reconciliation between the Dakota and local settlers following the Dakota Conflict. Learn about Native American history and culture and see unique arts, crafts, native dances and more.

History Fest October 11-13 historyfest.com Step back in time at the annual History Fest at Jack McGowan’s Farm.You’ll find a variety of entertainers and activities, from reenactments to belly dancers and fire eaters. There is also cider making, cannon shooting and much more. Participants get hands-on learning experiences as they partake in the different periods of history.

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rIver ramble/mankato marathon River Ramble October 7 bikeriverramble.org The River Ramble Bike Tour takes riders on a journey through the majestic Minnesota River Valley. Choose a route from 12 to 54 miles. The tour features traffic-free routes, great rest stops, ride support, delicious food and beverages, live music and much more. Experience Greater Mankato from a two-wheeled perspective.

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Mankato Marathon October 20-21 mankatomarathon.com Get in on the action of the Mankato Marathon, presented by Mayo Clinic Health System. Join in on the fun Saturday at the Scheels and New Balance Sport and Health Expo and fill up on carbs at the Pasta Feed. Cheer from the sidelines and celebrate with runners and fans at the post-race festival.

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Holiday Events North Mankato Christmas Parade and Festival November Get in the holiday spirit and watch the holiday parade to celebrate the “Lighting of the World’s Tallest Christmas Tree.” After the parade enjoy holiday entertainment and activities.

Betsy-Tacy Victorian Christmas December 1 betsy-tacysociety.org Experience Christmas the Betsy-Tacy way! Be a guest at Maud Hart Lovelace’s childhood home, where you’ll meet costumed characters and hear the Minnesota Valley Chorale perform.

Kiwanis Holiday Lights November - December Explore a lights festival like you’ve never seen before in Sibley Park. You’ll be sure to get into the holiday spirit after visiting this bright, holiday decorated park.

Christmas at the Hubbard House December 2-3 bechshistory.com/hubbard_house Guests will be greeted by costumed characters telling the story of the Hubbard family in 1905. Expect refreshments, caroling and a taste of oldtime holiday spirit

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All Seasons Arena 1251 Monks Avenue, Mankato 507.387.6552 asamankato.com G-6 Two sheets of ice are maintained year round for open skating as well as league hockey and team ice skating. Rentals and lessons are available on site; the facility may also be rented for birthday parties and gatherings. Chesley Skate Park 161 Jaycee Park, Mankato 507.387.8222 G-6 mankatoymca.org/skatepark Ramps and jumps both indoors and out make the Chesley Skate Park, run by the YMCA, a favorite with extreme sporters. In-line skates, skateboards and bikes are welcome at the park. Call for cost and equipment rental. Drive-A-Tank 550 W. Cherry, Kasota 507.835.5607 driveatank.com Enjoy a hands on historical military vehicle experience that includes a tour, history, training and, of course, the opportunity to drive a real tank. Grand Champion Sports Complex State Hwy. 22, Mankato 507.386.0001 J-3 Get in the game with two 18-hole mini-golf courses, a driving range and six batting cages.

Mankato Family YMCA 1401 S. Riverfront Drive, Mankato 507.387.8255 E-5 mankatoymca.org Families can enjoy the zero-depth entry pool and jet sprays at Splash Cove waterpark. The YMCA also features a 5,000-square-foot workout center filled with the latest cardio and strength-training equipment. Non-member fees are $20 per family, $15 per adult. Call for more information about cost, schedules and restrictions. Tommygun’s Paint Wars 48306 235th Street, New Ulm 507.947.3711 A-3 tommygunspaintwars.com Large and small groups are welcome to enjoy the seven fields in a variety of packages tailored to fit each group’s desires. Tournaments are also scheduled. Call ahead for reservations and information about special events. Tourtellotte Pool 202 East Jackson Street, Mankato 507.387.7946 G-3 mankato-mn.gov/tourtellotte-pool A beautiful outdoor, lifeguard-staffed swimming facility featuring Olympic-sized pool with seperate diving well & wading pool. Call for cost & schedule. WOW! Zone 2030 Adams Street, Mankato 507.625.2695 J-4 wowzonefec.com WOW! Zone offers fun for all ages with bowling, laser tag, mini-golf, restaurants on-site and party rooms available.

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Attractions

Attractions From museums and historical sites to sporting events and vineyards, Greater Mankato boasts a number of attractions sure to appeal to visitors year round. August Schell's Brewing Co. 1860 Schell's Road, New Ulm 507.354.5528 schellbrewery.com A-3 Schell's Brewing Co. is the second oldest familyowned brewing company in the country and the oldest industry in New Ulm. The brewery continues to be managed by August Schell's descendants. The visitor center includes a gift shop and Museum of Brewing. Daily tours are available from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Betsy-Tacy 332 Center Street, Mankato 507.345.9777 betsy-tacysociety.org E-6 The Betsy-Tacy Society is dedicated to preserving the legacy of Maud Hart Lovelace (1892-1980), beloved author of the famed children's series of Betsy-Tacy books. Tacy’s House serves as society headquarters, gift shop and interpretive center. Both Betsy’s and Tacy’s houses are National Literary Landmarks. Tacy’s House is open on Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Betsy-Tacy Bench Blue Earth County Historical Society Heritage Center 415 E. Cherry Street, Mankato 507.345.5566 bechshistory.com F-5 The Heritage Center serves as the home for the BECHS’s museum, research center and store. It is open year-round, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. & Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery 1179 E. Pearl Street, Kasota chankaskawines.com The Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery is located on a former historic farm site on a bluff of the Minnesota River. The new winery and retail store,

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opening in May 2012, is on the top of a hill overlooking the farm site and the meandering Chankaska Creek. The 15-acre winery will include a 10-acre vineyard, trail system, sculpture park, amphitheater and indoor/outdoor event spaces. CityArt Walking Sculpture Tour cityartmankato.com The CityArt Walking Sculpture Tour is a walking tour in the City Center of Mankato and North Mankato. It features 20 sculptures with a variety of styles, types, materials and sizes. City Center Market 209 Riverfront Drive, Mankato 507.382.7727 citycentermarketmankato.org Enjoy low cost unique shopping, entertainment and local eats at the City Center Market. Good Counsel 170 Good Counsel Drive, Mankato 507.389.4200 ssndmankato.org H-3 The beautiful home for the School Sisters of Notre Dame was built on a bluff overlooking the Minnesota River Valley in 1912. Daily mass is open to the public. Hubbard House Good Counsel Chapel 606 S. Broad Street, Mankato 507.345.5566 bechshistory.com Open May-September F-5 The Hubbard House is one of the finest examples of Victorian style homes in Mankato. The house was built in several stages, beginning in 1871. After serving as the home of R.D. Hubbard and his family for 67 years, the house is now a museum for the Blue Earth County Historical Society.

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Indian Island Winery 18018 631 Avenue, Janesville 507.234.6222 indianislandwinery.com The Indian Island Winery was built on a site once used by Native Americans as a summer hunting camp. Although it is now used for the family-run winery, artifacts are often found on the grounds. Jack McGowan’s Farm 2001 Hawkeye Lane, Mankato 507.388.3361 A-9 hickorytech.net/~mcgowan Visit Jack McGowan’s Farm to enjoy many different activities between May and October. McGowan’s Farm holds History Fest every year on the second weekend of October.

Mankato Area Farmers Market Mankato Area Farmers Market Madison East Center, 1400 Madison Avenue, Mankato 507.420.8711 H-4 mankatofarmersmarket.com The Market operates every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon and Saturday morning from May until late October. Mankato MoonDogs 601 Reed Street, Mankato 507.625.7047 H-4 mankatomoondogs.com The MoonDogs are a collegiate summer team playing in the Northwoods League. They play at Franklin Rogers Park from June until mid-August (see schedule, page 10). Special events and fanfriendly promotions are part of the fun. Tickets can be purchased at the game or at 507.625.7047. Mankato Brewery 1119 Center Street North Mankato 507.386.2337 E-4 mankatobrewery.com Experience some local flavor at the Mankato Brewery. Tour the brewery, which was established in 2010 and enjoy a taste of this German inspired brew.

Morgan Creek Vineyards Morgan Creek Vineyards 23707 478th Avenue, New Ulm 507.947.3547 A-6 morgancreekvineyards.com The winery overlooks a magnificent oak tree surrounded by groves and vineyards. Morgan Creek Vineyard’s underground winery provides the perfect temperature for wine production and creates an inviting atmosphere for visitors. The winery offers seasonal performing arts and culinary events, live music, appetizers and, of course, wine tastings. Rapidan Dam State Highway 66, Rapidan 507.546.9997 B-9 Built in 1911 by Consumer Power Company as a hydroelectric power generator, the Rapidan Dam now provides public water access to the Blue Earth River, as well as views of rock bluffs, wooded hills, rapids and waterfalls. Be sure to stop by the Dam Store and have a slice of Dam Pie while you’re there.

Rapidan Dam Verizon Vikings Training Camp Minnesota State University, Mankato Blakeslee Field, Mankato vikings.com F-7 Vikings fans flock to Greater Mankato each summer to watch the team practice and scrimmage. Practices are held at Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Blakeslee Field. Fans can get player autographs and take part in fun events. Camp begins at the end of July and runs through early August.

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arts & Culture

Arts & culture

It doesn’t matter if you enjoy being part of the audience or prefer the spotlight—there’s something for everybody in Greater Mankato. Our community is home to a long-standing community theatre, show-stopping performances at local universities and a wealth of drama and dance opportunities for children. Take a moment to explore one of Greater Mankato’s galleries or museums, visit an artist’s studio or check out work by local artists and artisans. One thing is certain—creativity is always around the corner. Marian Anderson Art Gallery 1560 Adams Street, Mankato 507.345.5566 Open the first Saturday of the month from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and the third Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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Carnegie Art Center 120 S. Broad Street, Mankato 507.625.2730 thecarnegiemankato.com F-5 The Carnegie Art Center opens new shows every month. The gallery and gift shop are open Thursdays 1 p.m.-7 p.m., Fridays 1 p.m.-4 p.m., and Saturdays 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Exhibitions are always free to the public. CityArt Walking Sculpture Tour cityartmankato.com The CityArt Walking Sculpture Tour is a walking tour in the City Center of Mankato and North Mankato. The walking tour features 20 sculptures with a variety of styles, types, materials and sizes. 410 Project 523 S. Front Street, Mankato 507.382.9921 the410project.com F-5 The 410 Project is an art gallery and studio that was founded by three former Minnesota State Mankato students in 2003. The name derived from its original location at 410 South Front Street. Each exhibit lasts for three weeks.

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Stones Throw Gallery 420 N. Minnesota, St. Peter 507.934.5655 D-1, J-1 stonesthrowgallery.org The Gallery houses original works from more than 80 incredibly talented regional artists as well as the studio of goldsmith Patty Conlin. The Gallery is open 11 a.m.-5p.m. Monday through Saturday and by appointment. Twin Rivers Council for the Arts, Emy Frentz Arts Guild 523 S. Second Street, Mankato 507.387.1008 twinriversarts.org F-5 The Twin Rivers Council for the Arts is a one-stop shop for area arts and culture, including dance and drama, visual arts, literature, cultural heritage and music. Located in the Emy Frentz Arts Guild, TRCA is at the heart of a growing City Center arts and culture district. The Arts Guild building houses several artist studios, as well as a gallery that hosts art exhibits, workshops and small performances.

Word Walk Find inspiration at your feet! Take a stroll down Riverfront Drive (between Plum & Rock streets) and find poetry stamped in the sidewalk.

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Riverblenders 507.246.5216 The Mankato Riverblenders Barbershop Chorus provides musical family entertainment for all ages and music with the best in barbershop harmony.

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Minnesota Valley Sweet Adelines 507.388.6148 The Sweet Adelines provide family-friendly entertainment.

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Mankato Ballet The Merely Players Community Theatre Lincoln Community Center DANCE 110 Fulton Street, Mankato Dance Conservatory of Southern Minnesota 507.388.5483 1400 E. Madison Avenue, Mankato merelyplayers.com E-6 507.625.2005 The nonprofit organization brings art to the dcsmdance.com H-5 community through its theatrical productions. The Dance Conservatory provides a structured, positive environment to learn the art of dance. Dance Express 2105 N. Broad Court, Mankato 507.625.3865 danceexpress.org G-2 Dance classes of all sorts for all ages available, with regular recitals as well. Mankato Ballet 155 Chestnut Street, Mankato 507.625.7716 mankatoballet.com G-3 The Mankato Ballet is dedicated to advancing the art of dance through education, demonstration and public performances. Several performances are staged each year.

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Mankato Children’s Chorus mankatochildrenschorus.org The Mankato Children’s Chorus is open to all youth, first through 12th grade. The Chorus holds several concerts each year. Mankato Symphony Orchestra 507.625.8880 mankatosymphony.com F-5 The Mankato Symphony Orchestra presents five subscription concerts each year, as well as three youth concerts. Minnesota Valley Chorale 507.625.8278 minnesotavalleychorale.org The Chorale performs the great works of the Renaissance and Baroque eras as well as folk songs, madrigals and spirituals.

Minnesota State University Theatre Minnesota State University, Mankato Theatre and Dance 507.389.2118 Box Office 507.389.6661 msutheatre.com F-7 The University’s Department of Theatre and Dance presents several performances each year. Theatrical productions include several works in both the Mainstage and Studio seasons each school year, as well as four Highland Summer Theatre productions. The performances are staged in either the Andreas Theatre or the Ted Paul Theatre on the Minnesota State University, Mankato campus. For a public art tour guide call 507.385.6660

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Parks & Trails

Parks & Trails The rolling hills of the lush Minnesota River Valley sport many wonderful trails for walking, biking, in-line skating and more. Many of the local parks have pathways of their own as well. For a full listing of local parks and their amenities, please check out visitgreatermankato.com under ‘Where to Play’.

Bluff Park & Riverview Park D-3/F-4 Their names give them away: These two parks in North Mankato are spectacular for the views they afford. The trails are just an added bonus. Caswell Park C-3 North Mankato’s Caswell Park is one of the premier softball complexes in the state. It hosts community, state, regional and national tournaments. Kiwanis Park E-1 The Kiwanis Recreation Area features trails, two dog park areas, a canoe/kayak area, an archery range, restrooms and a picnic shelter. A 24-hour Park-andRide lot is available on the north side of the entry. Open from 6:30 a.m. -10:30 p.m. daily. Land of Memories Park C-5 Find rustic, relaxing camping close to Mankato. One hundred acres of beautiful scenery surround 47 camping sites for both tents and recreational vehicles. Minnemishinona Falls A-5 Tucked into the woods about four miles west of North Mankato on County Road 41 (also known as Judson Bottom Road), Minnemishinona Falls is most spectacular in the spring.

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Minneopa State Park 507.389.5464 A-6 You could spend hours watching the waterfall, but you can also hike along the trails that encircle the falls, watch the birds, visit Seppman Mill—an abandoned windmill—or camp in one of the picturesque sites. Minnesota River Trail 507.387.8649 D-1 Follow the Minnesota River on bike, foot or in-line skates from Riverfront Park, through City Center Mankato to Sibley Park in West Mankato. Minnesota River Valley Scenic Byway mnrivervalley. com Explore the Minnesota River Valley on four wheels! This scenic byway takes you on a journey down the roads and highways that follow the Minneopa Falls Minnesota River. Take in stunning views of the river and bluffs, see wildlife and stop in and explore the river towns and cities. Check out mnrivervalley.com for more information about this scenic byway.

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Rasmussen Woods E-7 The wooded trails surrounding the Elks Nature Center at Rasmussen Woods are ideal for hikers, birdwatchers and anyone who loves nature. The woods are located just off of Stoltzman Road. Red Jacket Bike Trail D-8 The Red Jacket Trail begins at the YMCA in Mankato and travels about 13 miles through open countryside, beside the Minnesota River, over railroad trestles and several wooden bridges and under a landmark tunnel at the new southern bypass all the way to Rapidan. Riverfront Park F-4 Riverfront Park is Greater Mankato’s newest park. It is a venue for a variety of events and festivals for people to enjoy. The Grand Lawn, amphitheater, canoe landing, trail head building, playground and public art are just some of the amenities to be enjoyed at the park. The Minnesota River Trail runs through the park and also provides great views of the Minnesota River and the City Center.

For your Greater Mankato Trail Guide, please call 507.385.6660

Sakatah Singing Hills Trail j-1, H-1 888.MINNDNR dnr.state.mn.us/state_ trails/sakatah/index.html Follow 39 miles of abandoned railroad grade from Mankato (the trail begins on Lime Valley Road, just past the intersection of Riverfront Drive and Hwy. 14) to Faribault. The blacktopped trail meanders through rich farmland and small towns and follows several lakes, including Madison and Cannon, where there are swimming beaches. There are parks and rest stops in communities every few miles. The trail, which intersects Sakatah State Park, is open for biking, hiking, in-line skating and cross-country skiing.

Seven Mile Creek Trails D-1 Just three miles north of Mankato on Hwy. 169, you’ll find seven miles of hiking trails that Sibley Park cover 600 acres of wooded park. Picnic shelters and grills are scattered throughout the park and along the creek. Sibley Park C-5 Sibley Park is one of the oldest parks in Greater Mankato. Nestled between the Minnesota and Blue Earth Rivers, this park features beautiful walking trails, gorgeous flowers and stone gardens, picnic shelters, a petting zoo, softball fields and in the winter, a large sledding hill for everyone to enjoy. Spring Lake Park D-3 North Mankato’s Spring Lake Park features a large duck pond, plenty of shelters, trails, playground equipment, sand volleyball courts and a sandbottom pool, making this a great park for the family. Williams Minneopa Learning Center A-6 With two miles of paved trails, the Williams Minneopa Learning Center is considered one of the best handicapped-accessible nature centers in the state. The paths traverse wildlife reserves, prairie vegetation, Indian mounds and an Indian village site. Information and comfort sites are set up throughout the center.

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Mount Kato D-8 507.625.3363 mountkato.com Mount Kato has 19 groomed trails for skiing and snowboarding, plus a tubing hill too! During the non-winter months, Mount Kato turns its attention to mountain biking. Slightly more than seven miles of mountain bike trails are accessible during the summer and fall.

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Recreation & Leisure

It's easy to find ways to be active in Greater Mankato. The area is flush with golf courses, mini-golf and bowling alleys. Consider kayaking or canoeing down the Blue Earth or Minnesota Rivers, or enjoy a day of playing tennis, fishing or, in the winter, skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating or tubing.

Outdoor Athletics & Fitness Activities

BMX

Mankato Area BMX 556 Sakatah Road, Mankato 507.317.1275 G-1 mankatoareabmx.com Test your skills in a new, specially designed ramped bike park

Bowling

Jerry Dutler’s Bowl 1247 Range Street, Mankato 507.387.3439 jerrydutlersbowl.com E-3 Victory Bowl 203 S.Victory Drive, Mankato 507.387.7991 victorybowl.com H-5 WOW! Zone 2030 Adams Street, Mankato 507.625.2695 wowzonefec.com K-4

Golfing

Grand Champion Sports Complex State Hwy. 22, Mankato 507.386.0001 J-3 • Two 18-hole mini-golf courses • Driving range • Six batting cages Mankato Golf Club P.O. Box 3122, Mankato 507.387.5676 mankatogolfclub.com H-2 Private club, tee times required • 18 holes, par 71 • Pro shop with PGA pros • Cart rental available • Driving range • Full practice facility • Heated swimming pool • Fine dining and banquet facilities

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Minneopa Golf Club 410 Pintail Street, Mankato 507.625.5777 minneopagolf.com A-6 Tee times required • 9 holes, par 33 • Putting green • Pro shop • Cart rental available North Links Golf Course County Road 6, off Hwy. 14, North Mankato 507.947.3355 northlinksgolf.com A-3 Tee times recommended • 18 holes, par 72 • Driving range • 2-hole practice course • 4 sets of tee distances • Pro shop • Two PGA pros on site • Cart rental available Terrace View Golf Course State Hwy 22 S., Mankato 507.625.7665 I-9 mankatogolf.com Tee times recommended • 9 hole, par 36 • 9 hole, par 27 executive course • Driving range • Putting green • Pro shop • Snack bar • Cart rental available

Outdoor Rentals

Bent River Outfitter (canoe, kayak, bike, snowshoe and cross-country ski rentals, geocaching and guide service) 530 N. Riverfront Drive, Mankato 507.388.2368 bentriveroutfitter.com Kato Canoe & Kayak (canoe and kayak rentals) 222 Meadow Woods Drive, Mankato 507.327.7235 D-9 katocanoeandkayak.com MSU Campus Recreation (canoe and camping rentals) Minnesota State Mankato 507.389. 6215 F-7 mnsu.edu/campusrec Southern Minnesota Camper Rental 38787 Timber Lane, Saint Peter 507.387.6937 D-1, J-1 southernminnesotacamper rental.com

Skiing

Mount Kato 20461 State Hwy. 66, Mankato 507.625.3363 mountkato.com D-8 • Downhill skiing • Tubing • Mountain biking

A to Z Rental (canoe rentals) 1428 N. Riverfront Drive, Mankato 507.388.1677 G-3 atozrentalmankato.com

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An abundance of wonderful fishing holes surrounds Greater Mankato. Don’t have a boat? No problem, casual fishers can drop a line in many area parks, including Hiniker Pond, Lake Dorothy, Lion’s Park, Spring Lake Park and the Minnesota and Blue Earth River in Land of Memories Park, Sibley Park and Kiwanis Park. Don’t forget to check out the many surrounding lakes near Mankato.

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Address 101 Main Street, Mankato 222 E. Walnut Street, Mankato 1900 Adams Street, Mankato 11 Telemark Drive, Mankato 1861 Madison Avenue, Mankato 1111 Range Street, North Mankato 920 Madison Avenue, Mankato 708 N. Riverfront Drive, Mankato 291 St. Andrews Drive, Mankato 1920 Adams Street, Mankato 1700 Madison Avenue, Mankato 1015 Madison Avenue, Mankato Highway 169, North Mankato 410 S. Riverfront Drive, Mankato 2010 Adams Street, Mankato 1924 Adams Street, Mankato 1711 Lor Ray Drive, North Mankato 201 N. Victory Drive, Mankato 1600 Warren Street, Mankato 124 E. Walnut Street, Mankato 1861 Adams Street, Mankato 20 Civic Center Plaza, Mankato 1901 Madison Avenue #200, Mankato 718 Mound Avenue, Mankato 1123 Range Street, North Mankato 1790 Madison Avenue, Mankato 528 S. Front Street, Mankato 1890 Madison Avenue, Mankato 520 S. Front Street, Mankato 526 S. Front Street, Mankato 1910 Premier Drive, Mankato 609 S. Front Street, Mankato 1600 Warren St., Mankato 1400 Lake Washington, Kasota 34166 State Hwy 99, St. Peter 2030 Adams Street, Mankato 1770 Madison Avenue, Mankato 1857 Madison Avenue, Mankato 625 Madison Avenue, Mankato 408 Belgrade Avenue, North Mankato River Hills Mall, Mankato 1600 Warren Street, Mankato 1876 E. Madison Avenue, Mankato 1511 Madison Avenue, Mankato 1829 Adams Street, Mankato 617 S. Front Street, Mankato 1601 Monks Avenue, Mankato

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Restaurant

101 Main, City Center Hotel 507.345.1234 American Legion, Club Post 11 507.345.3529 Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar 507.386.1010 Applewood 507.625.4105 Baker’s Square 507.345.4240 Best Webster’s Restaurant & Lounge 507.625.9333 Charley’s Restaurant 507.388.6845 Eagle’s Club 507.345.4737 Famous Dave’s 507.385.1223 5 Guys Burger & Fries 507.385.1848 Grizzly’s Grill-n-Saloon 507.385.1600 Guenther's Cafe 507.388.2336 Happy Chef Restaurant 507.388.2953 Hy-Vee Deli and Bakery 507.625.1107 507.625.9070 Jersey Mike's Subs 507.625.8454 Lor Ray Deli Mart 507.387.3718 Moose Lodge 507.345.4002 Noodles 507.385.1166 Number 4 507.344.1444 Old Country Buffet 507.387.1190 Olives Restaurant 507.386.1001 Panera Bread 507.387.7694 Pathstone Cafe 507.345.4576 Perkins 507.345.5021 507.385.1595 Pita Pit 507.345.4444 Red Lobster 507.386.7007 RedSky Lounge 507.625.8131 Savoy 507.385.0072 TGI Friday’s 507.625.8443 Wagon Wheel 507.625.9604 Weggy's On Campus 507.720.6633 Westwood Bar, Restaurant, & Marina 507.243.9998 Whiskey River 507.934.5600 Wow! Zone 507.625.2695 China Buffet 507.385.0858 China Star 507.625.8073 China Wok 507.388.5959 Hunan Garden 507.625.8199 Leeann Chin 507.388.8833 507.625.8833 Mongolian Grill 507.388.4550 Pho Saigon 507.625.2300 Tokyo Sushi & Hibachi 507.388.3338 Tonn’s Grocery & Restaurant 507.388.5710 Yu’s Chinese 507.389.9886

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Whether you're in the mood for a burger, pasta, sushi or tacos, Greater Mankato has what you crave. Greater Mankato’s diverse tastes are served in family restaurants, up-tempo night spots, distinctive fine dining venues and unique cafes. Choose your favorite or try something new! Use the chart below to find what you're looking for either by the type of food or the location of the restaurant. Locations are coded: Mankato’s City Center (CC), Minnesota State University, Mankato area (MS), Hilltop area near the River Hills Mall (HT) or North Mankato (NM).

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BAR & GRILLE COFFEE DESSERTS FAST FOOD

Coffee Hag Dunn Brothers Fillin’ Station Lava Java Smiley Cup Starbucks Tandem Bagels Berry Blendz Cold Stone Creamery Culver’s Frozen Custard and Butterburgers Dairy Queen Frozen Yogurt Creations Mom & Pop's Ice Cream Red Cherry Frozen Yogurt Sweet Shoppe Arby’s

507.388.8833 507.345.3866 507.344.0002 507.385.0535 Burger King 507.345.5516 Chick-Fil-A 507.389.2613 Culver’s Frozen Custard 507.344.1554 and Butterburgers 507.345.1680 Erbert & Gerbert’s Subs & Clubs 507.386.0708 507.385.1919 Gyro King 507.386.1117 Jimmy John’s 507.388.4999 Jonny B’s 507.625.6276

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1430 Second Avenue, Mankato 202 S Victory Drive, Mankato 524 N. Riverfront Drive, Mankato 201 N. Victory Drive, Mankato 1030 Madison Avenue, Mankato 1028 N. Riverfront Drive, Mankato 500 S. Front Street, Mankato Civic Center Plaza, Mankato 520 S. Front Street, Mankato 1006 N. River Drive, Mankato Hwy 169 N., North Mankato 414 S. Front Street Mankato 301 Belgrade Avene, North Mankato 526 South Front Street, Mankato 1120 Madison Avenue, Mankato 12 Civic Center Plaza, Ste 1B, Mankato 1400 Lake Washington, Kasota 301 N. Riverfront Drive, Mankato 2030 Adams Street, Mankato 1720 Commerce Drive, North Mankato River Hills Mall, Mankato 1901 Madison Avenue, Mankato 329 N. Riverfront Drive, Mankato 1854 Madison Avenue, Mankato 630 S. Front Street, Mankato 12 Civic Center Plaza, Mankato 1395 Madison Avenue, Mankato 2010 Adams Street, Mankato 200 E. Walnut Street, Mankato 1600 Warren Street, Mankato 1600 Warren Street, Mankato 1856 Madison Avenue, Mankato 1680 Commerce Drive, North Mankato 521 Hope Street, Mankato 25 Stoltzman Road, Mankato River Hills Mall, Mankato 1901 Madison Avenue #450, Mankato 629 N. Riverfront Avenue, Mankato River Hills Mall, Mankato 1854 Madison Avenue, Mankato 520 S. Riverfront Drive, Mankato 1855 Madison Avenue, Mankato 1318 S. Riverfront Drive, Mankato 7 Centennial Union, Mankato 1856 Madison Avenue, Mankato 1680 Commerce Drive, North Mankato 501 S. Front Street, Mankato 1780 Madison Avenue, Mankato River Hills Mall, Mankato 1600 Warren Street, Mankato 1600 Warren Street, Mankato

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Website

507.345.8855 507.387.7991 507.345.1909 507.345.4002 507.388.1441 507.387.8974 507.625.6500 507.625.4293 507.625.8131 507.387.75113 507.387.3439 507.388.7767 507.625.9751 507.385.0072 507.345.3308 507.388.8000 507.243.9998 507.345.1516 507.625.2695 507.385.1913 507.345.1103 507.625.6101 507.387.5533 507.345.3866 507.344.0345 507.514.3223 507.625.9350 507.625.9070 507.351.7147 507.345.8423 507.344.8152 507.344.1554 507.345.1680 507.345.1575 507.388.6451 507.388.1375 507.625.3001

Busters Eagle’s Club Hooligans* Hott Shotts Bar & Grill Jonny B’s Loose Moose Saloon and Conference Center* Mac’s Bar & Cafe Mickey’s Sport Bar Midtown Tavern Moose Lodge Mully’s Pappageorge Restaurant & Bar Pub 500* Red Rocks RedSky Lounge Roadhouse 169 Rumors Lounge Rounders Spinners Bar Savoy Tavern on the Avenue Underground Bar & Grill Westwood Bar, Restaurant, & Marina Wine Café Wow! Zone Cafe Ambrosia Caribou Coffee

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Address 222 E. Walnut Street, Mankato 1712 Commerce Drive, North Mankato 424 S. Front Street, Mankato 253 Belgrade Avenue, North Mankato 1600 Warren Street, Mankato 12 Civic Center Plaza, Mankato 301 St. Andrews Drive, Mankato 1325 Madison Avenue, Mankato 708 N. Riverfront Drive, Mankato 1400 Madison Avenue, #210, Mankato 1750 Commerce Drive, North Mankato 1600 Warren Street, Mankato 119 S. Front Street, Mankato

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Phone 507.345.3529 507.386.8463 507.386.1700 507.388.8999 507.625.9264 507.625.9464 507.385.9464 507.389.8999 507.345.4737 507.625.9904 507.625.4141 507.625.6276 507.345.1446

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Where to dine

Restaurant American Legion, Club Post 11 Big Dog Sport Cafe Blue Bricks Bobby Joe’s Pub Boomtown Buffalo Wild Wings


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FAST FOOD MEXICAN FINE DINNING

Mr. Goodcents Subs & Pastas Orange Julius/Karmel Korn Sbarro Subway

Taco Bell Taco Johns

Wendy’s Wetzels Pretzels 101 Main, City Center Hotel Zanz* Applewood Charley’s Restaurant Number 4 American Bar & Kitchen Olive Garden Olives Restaurant Pappageorge Restaurant & Bar The Neighbor’s Italian Bistro Chipotle Mexican Grill Las Fronteras Mazatlan Mexican Village Plaza Garibaldi Authentic Mexican Restaurant Zanz* Dino’s New York Style Pizzeria Domino’s Pizza

PIZZA

Gary’s Pizza Godfather’s Jake’s Stadium Pizza Little Caesar's Pizza Pagliai’s Papa John’s* Papa Murphy’s Pizza Hut Pizza Ranch Sbarro Toppers Pizza Wow! Zone

1880 Adams Street, Mankato 20 Civic Center Plaza, Mankato 1028 N. Riverfront Drive, Mankato 1812 S. Riverfront Drive, Mankato 1600 Warren Street, Mankato 1851 Madison Avenue, Mankato 503 Belgrade Avenue, North Mankato 1525 Tullemore Drive, Mankato 1630 Madison Avenue, Mankato 1802 Commerce Drive, North Mankato 1041 Madison Avenue, Mankato 239 Belgrade Avenue, North Mankato 814 N. Riverfront Drive, Mankato 300 Stadium Road, Mankato 923 S. Front Street, Mankato 1521 Tullemore Street, Mankato 1765 Commerce Drive, North Mankato 330 Stadium Road, Mankato 1150 S. Riverfront Drive, Mankato 524 S. Front Street, Mankato 826 S. Front Street, Mankato 510 S. Riverfront Drive, Mankato 1776 Madison Avenue, Mankato 930 N. Riverfront Drive, Mankato 1551 Tullamore Street, Mankato River Hills Mall, Mankato 1101 S Front Street, Mankato 2030 Adams Street, Mankato

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Long John Silvers Lor Ray Deli Mart Massad’s McDonald’s

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Address 1110 Madison Avenue, Mankato River Hills Mall, Mankato 1060 Madison Avenue, Mankato 1711 Lor Ray Drive, North Mankato River Hills Mall, Mankato 1411 Madison Avenue, Mankato 150 W. Lind Court, Mankato 1921 Adams Street, Mankato 1100 S. Riverfront Drive, Mankato River Hills Mall, Mankato River Hills Mall, Mankato 2116 Hoffman, Mankato River Hills Mall, Mankato 401 Patterson Avenue, Mankato 1881 Madison Avenue, Mankato 1750 Commerce Drive, North Mankato 1819 Madison Avenue, Mankato 1040 Madison Avenue, Mankato River Hills Mall, Mankato 1601 Lor Ray Drive, North Mankato 2112 N. Broad Court, Mankato 1545 Madison Avenue, Mankato River Hills Mall, Mankato 101 Main Street, Mankato 1041 Madison Avenue, Mankato 11 Telemark Drive, Mankato 920 Madison Avenue, Mankato 124 E. Walnut Street, Mankato

Area of Town

Phone 507.387.3611 507.387.7502 507.387.5383 507.387.3718 507.387.7111 507.345.3370 507.625.7199 507.625.7559 507.625.2368 507.345.1712 507.387.6372 507.345.7827 507.388.7827 507.625.7827 507.386.7827 507.388.7821 507.345.6159 507.386.8226 507.625.4975 507.625.8226 507.388.2836 507.625.1888 507.625.6317 507.345.1234 507.388.4789 507.625.4105 507.388.6845 507.344-1444

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where to dine

Restaurant Kentucky Fried Chicken

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From the large regional shopping center to the charming little stores in the City Center, Greater Mankato has something for every shop-a-holic. Take some time to peruse one of the many shopping venues in the area.

City Center

Greater Mankato’s City Center offers a truly unique shopping experience. Spend your time exploring the City Center shops for that one-of-a-kind souvenir from your Greater Mankato visit. Shopping in this area includes quaint shops and boutiques that offer a distinctive blend of specialty products, local artisan wares and "just-what-you’re-looking-for" gifts. Several stores are housed in historic buildings dating back to the 1800s. Don't forget to grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants within walking distance. City Center is also home to several antique shops, as are the surrounding communities. Discover the items you’ve been searching for. Antiquing in Greater Mankato is the cherry on all of the wonderful shopping opportunities available.

Hilltop

Hilltop Mankato has so many shopping opportunities, you won’t know where to start! With more than 100 stores, a food court, a carousel and a multi-screen movie theatre, the River Hills Mall is easily one of Greater Mankato’s biggest draws. The mall is anchored by several large department stores and often serves as a venue for craft and home shows, as well as other events. Hilltop Mankato expands beyond the mall. The Madison East Center is home to several specialty shops, service providers and a bar and grill. Mankato Heights Plaza is one of the newest additions to Greater Mankato’s shopping districts. It features a number of the national chains shoppers have all come to recognize and appreciate. For more shopping information, visit the Greater Mankato Online Business Directory at greatermankatodirectory.com.

Mankato Heights Plaza

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sick now? seen today.

convenient locations • walk in quality treatment • open extended hours

No appointment is necessary to be seen. Just walk in for prompt, professional health care services. Mankato Clinic Urgent Care has two convenient locations in Mankato to serve you better. Visit us at 1230 East Main Street or our new location at 1809 Adams Street across from the River Hills Mall.

Urgent Care Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Saturday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Mankato Clinic Urgent Care services from the Main Street location will be billed to your insurance company as an office location visit. Adams Street services will be billed as an Urgent Care location visit. You should check with your insurance provider directly to ensure your benefit levels.


There’s always something happening in Greater Mankato. Mankato boasts a bustling Entertainment District in the heart of the City Center. After a great meal, find a local band playing in a smaller venue or attend a larger event hosted at the Verizon Wireless Center, including concerts, Minnesota State University, Mankato NCAA hockey games and family entertainment. From the City Center to the Hilltop, from bars and pubs to theatres and bowling alleys, you’ll find plenty of places to have a good time in Greater Mankato. Nightlife

Laughs and good times are to be had in Greater Mankato when the sun goes down. With an abundance of bars, grills and stages, there is no short supply of excitement. Live music, dancing, lots of big, flat-screen TVs and great food are among the many amenities the area has to offer. Greater Mankato boasts everything from outdoor summer music festivals to nationally recognized entertainers performing at the Verizon Wireless Center and Riverfront Park. You can always catch live local bands on the weekends at several smaller venues as well. Whether your musical taste is classical, hard rock, choral or folk, there is a concert waiting for you in Greater Mankato. For a list of who’s playing while you are in town, visit greatermankatoevents.com. A full list of bars and grills is available on the “Where to Dine” pages of visitgreatermankato.com.

Movies

Catch a movie at either of Mankato’s two movie theatres. To see what’s playing now, visit greatermankatoevents.com. Cinemark Movies 8, Cine 6 Theatre, River Hills Mall, Mankato 220 Stadium Road, Mankato 507.625.1763, carmike.com G-7 507.625.1929, cinemark.com J-4

Pet Activities

Did you bring a furry friend with you? Make sure your pets have a great time while visiting Greater Mankato. Dogs can run wild at the Kiwanis Dog Park, located just north of the junction of Highway 169 and Highway 14. Pamper your pets at The Paw, where they can swim in the pool, be treated with grooming services and socialize with other pets. The Paw is located at 1741 Premier Drive and can be contacted at 507.625.7070.

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History of greater Mankato

History of Greater Mankato

Mankato was inhabited by Dakota Sioux when Parsons K. Johnson and Henry Jackson staked claim to the city in 1852. Mankato was originally named “Mahkato,” meaning greenish-blue earth, by early inhabitants, but legend says it may have been accidentally changed due to a typographical error made by a clerk. Mankato was settled at the confluence of the Minnesota and Blue Earth Rivers. The land was purchased in a treaty between the Dakota and the government. In 1862, the government broke this treaty, which led to the U.S.-Dakota Conflict of 1862. That conflict resulted in the largest mass execution in U.S. history, the site of which is commemorated by the statue of the Buffalo at Reconciliation Park (100 E. Main Street, F-5).

Greater Mankato has many historical attractions that are must-sees for visitors. The Betsy-Tacy houses (332 & 333 Center Street, E-5) are a must for any lover of literature. Betsy’s house is the home of author Maud Hart Lovelace. Lovelace, whose books are set in Mankato, is the real-life character of Betsy. The Betsy-Tacy houses are National Literary Landmarks. Tours of both houses are available.

2012 Commemorates the 150th Anniversary of the Dakota conflict. There will be serveral events honoring the anniversary. For an up to date listing please check out our website at visitgreatermankato.com/dakotaconflict150.php "Betsy's House" Maud Hart Lovelace Childhood Home

Scan here If you would like for for more a Self-Guided information Tour of the U.S. on the 150th Dakota conflict of Anniversary 1862 please call events 507.385.6660 In 1880, Mankato was the fourth largest city in Minnesota with a population of 5,500. Today, more than 50,000 people call Mankato home. North Mankato sits across the river from Mankato and was established in 1898.

Buffalo at Reconciliation Park

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history of greater mankato

Old Main Old Main (301 S. 5th Street, F-5) is a must-see, especially for alumni of Minnesota State University, Mankato, formerly called Mankato State University. Old Main once sat at the center of the University before the campus expanded completely to the top of the hill.

First National Bank For more information on the history of the area, please visit: Blue Earth County Historical Society, 415 E. Cherry Street, Mankato, 507.345.5566, bechshistory.com Hubbard House The Hubbard House (606 S. Broad Street, F-5) was once described as one of the finest homes in Mankato. It had one of the first phones, indoor plumbing, electricity and the most modern conveniences of the time. It is a perfect example of Victorian-style architecture. Tours are available. If you love historical buildings and old architecture, be sure to tour the City Center, where many historical buildings—such as the First National Bank (Ellerbe Building), Graif Building, Lasalle and Martin buildings—still stand. An interesting point about the original site of First National Bank (1 Civic Center Plaza, F-5), which is now surrounded by the Verizon Wireless Center and is known as the Ellerbe Room, is that it was designed by the famous architect Thomas Ellerbe. Legend has it that the infamous robber Jesse James considered robbing the bank, but it was too busy. He went on to Northfield, where he was later caught by police.

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info on BECHS Nicollet County Historical Society, 1851 North Minnesota Avenue, St. Peter, 507.934.2160, nchsmn.org

If you would like a History Walking Tour, please stop into the Blue Earth County Historical Society or visit the history section of greatermankato.com to download the brochure.

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conventions, events & tournaments

conventions, events & Tournaments

Greater Mankato is the perfect place for a meeting, convention, tournament or event. We not only have the facilities to host your event, but also an abundance of dining and entertainment options for everyone. The Greater Mankato Convention & Visitors Bureau will assist with planning and is able to tailor its services to meet the specific needs of each group. It’s our goal to help take the stress out of planning, so you can sit back and enjoy the experience.

CONVENTIONS

We are confident that your group will enjoy rediscovering Greater Mankato. Our modern City Center Convention Campus includes 55,000 square feet of flexible meeting space and two premier hotels attached via skyway. It has everything you need for a state-of-the-art convention or event. There are several other conference facilities available as well. The Greater Mankato Convention & Visitors Bureau is happy to help you find the perfect facility, and to help you get a block of hotel rooms that fits your needs and budget, all at no charge to you.

events & TOURNAMENTS

Verizon Wireless Center Arena

From booking a premier facility to planning entertainment for after the games, the staff at the Greater Mankato Convention and Visitors Bureau has you covered. Our attention to detail has contributed to the success of many events, including the Mankato Marathon, Minnesota Viking’s Training Camp, North American Fastpitch Association World Series and the NCAA Indoor Track and Field National Championships. To contact the Greater Mankato Convention & Visitors Bureau, call 800.657.4733 or e-mail us at visitors@greatermankato.com.

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Minnesota State University, Mankato Taylor Center

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Area Churches

Celebrate your faith in Greater Mankato. Our churches serve a wide range of denominations.Visitors are warmly welcomed at local services. Churches

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where to worship area churches

where to worship Address

Phone Number

502 S. Victory Drive, Mankato 722 Sunrise Drive, St. Peter

507.345.7554 507.934.1468

I-6

Bethel Baptist Church Grace Baptist Church Hope Baptist Church

1250 Monks Avenue, Mankato 600 Lind Street, Mankato 150 Jaycee Court, Mankato

507.345.4011 507.388.9355 507.387.3222

G-7 F-3 H-6

Holy Rosary Catholic Church St. Thomas Moore Newman Center St. John the Baptist St. Joseph the Worker Ss. Peter & Paul’s

546 Grant Avenue, North Mankato 1331 Warren Street, Mankato 632 S. Broad Street, Mankato 816 Hubbell Avenuem, Mankato 105 N. Fifth Street, Mankato

507.387.6501 507.387.4154 507.625.3131 507.388.3766 507.388.2995

E-4 F-7 F-5 D-6 F-5

Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints

1851 Marie Lane, North Mankato

507.625.8342

C-4

Mankato Church of Christ

1210 Warren Street, Mankato

507.387.2521

F-6

St. John’s Evangelist Episcopal Church

302 Warren Street, Mankato

507.388.1969

F-5

Crossview Covenant Church Evangelical Free Church of Mankato

2000 Howard Drive, North Mankato 709 N. Riverfront Drive, Mankato

507.387.5606 507.345.7451

B-3 F-4

Community Christian Church Covenant Family Church Elevate Church Life Family Church Middleground Ministry New Creation World Outreach Church The Holy Christian Church Two Rivers Vineyard Church

518 S. Fifth Street, Mankato 801 S. Riverfront Drive, Mankato 801 S. Riverfront Drive, Mankato 1120 South Avenue, North Mankato 119 Gwynn Avenue, Mankato 1124 N. River Drive, North Mankato 200 Chestnut Street, Mankato 1400 Madison Avenue, Mankato

507.385.2085 507.345.1586 507.386.1100 507.625.9388 507.388.8457 507.388.7771 507.625.3989 507.344.1135

F-5 E-5 E-5 D-4 D-7 D-7 I-3 E-6

Jehovah’s Witness

420 Marie Lane, North Mankato

507.388.5757

B-4

507.388.2925 507.387.6587 507.345.4867 507.345.5056 507.388.4336 507.345.4248 507.388.1766 507.345.3027 507.625.6779 507.387.5537 507.345.4966 507.385.2180 507.385.1386 507.345.4455 507.388.2013 507.345.4939 Phone Number 507.387.3857

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Assemblies of God Hillside Church Jesus Assembley of God

Baptist

Catholic

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Church of Christ Episcopal

Evangelical

Inter-Denominational/Non-Denominational

Jehovah’s Witness Lutheran

Bethlehem Lutheran Church (ELCA) 720 S. Second Street, Mankato Campus Lutheran Chapel 329 Ellis Avenue, Mankato Christ Our Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church (LCCF) 847 Birch Street, Mankato Christ the King Lutheran Church (ELCA) 222 Pfau Street, Mankato Good Shepherd Lutheran Church & School (LCMS) 2101 Lor Ray Drive, North Mankato, Grace Lutheran Church (ELCA) 320 E. Main Street, Mankato Hosanna Lutheran Church (LCMS) 105 Hosanna Drive, Mankato Immanuel Lutheran Church (CLC) 421 N. Second Street, Mankato Lutheran Campus Ministry (ELCA) 331 Dillon Avenue, Mankato Messiah Lutheran Church (ELCA) 1706 Lee Boulevard, North Mankato Mount Olive Lutheran Church (ELS) 1123 Marsh Street, Mankato Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (MO) 1103 N. Broad Street, Mankato Peace Lutheran Church (ELS) 2090 Commerce Drive, North Mankato Resurrection Lutheran Church 1735 E. Main Street., Mankato St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church (WELS) 502 W. Seventh Street, Mankato St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (WELS) 304 Monroe Avenue, North Mankato Address Word of Life Free Lutheran Church (AFLC) 20013 Stoltzman Road, Mankato

Churches

Pentecostal United Pentecostal

119 State Street, Mankato

507.388.1331

E-5

Christ Church First Presbyterian Church (USA)

210 Pohl Road, Mankato 220 East Hickory Street, Mankato

507.469.0091 507.387.2160

H-6 F-5

The Salvation Army

700 S. Riverfront Drive, Mankato

507.345.7840

E-5

Presbyterian

Salvation Army Church Seventh-day Adventist


United Pentecostal

119 State Street, Mankato

507.388.1331

Christ Church First Presbyterian Church (USA)

Churches

210 Pohl Road, Mankato Address 220 East Hickory Street, Mankato

Phone Number 507.387.2160

The Salvation Army United Pentecostal

700 Riverfront Drive, Mankato 119 S. State Street, Mankato

507.345.7840 507.388.1331

E-5 E-5

Seventh-day Adventist Church Christ Church Unitarian Universalist First Presbyterian Church (USA) Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Mankato Salvation Army Church United Church of Christ The Salvation Army First Congregational United Church of Christ

210 Pohl Pohl Road, Road, Mankato Mankato 210 220 East Hickory Street, Mankato 937 Charles Avenue, Mankato

507.625.8625 507.469.0091 507.387.2160 507.388.5022

H-6 H-6 F-5 D-6

700 S. Riverfront Drive, Mankato 150 Stadium Court, Mankato

507.345.7840 507.387.6592

E-5 E-7

210 325 501 937 108

507.625.8625 507.625.3759 507.387.4074 507.388.5022 507.387.3877

H-6 DE-4 F-5 D-6 I-6

150 Stadium Court, Mankato

507.387.6592

E-7

325 Sherman Street, North Mankato

507.625.3759 507.387.4074 507.387.3877

DE-4 F-5 I-6

Presbyterian

Salvation Army Church Pentecostal Seventh-day PresbyterianAdventist

Seventh-day Adventist United Methodist Seventh-day Adventist Church

Belgrade Avenue United Methodist Church Unitarian Universalist Centenary United Methodist Church Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Mankato Hilltop United Methodist United Church of Christ First Congregational United Church of Christ

United Methodist

Belgrade Avenue United Methodist Church

Pohl Road, Mankato Sherman Street, North Mankato S. Second Street, Mankato Charles Avenue, Mankato S. Manitou Drive, Mankato

Centenary Methodist Church S. Second Street,...Mankato praying for peace ...United feeding the hungry ... housing the homeless ...working501 for justice and reconciliation Proclaiming God’s love through Jesus Christ ... welcoming all people ...

Hilltop United Methodist

celebrating diversity ... making history ... transforming lives...

where to worship area churches

Pentecostal

108 S. Manitou Drive, Mankato

What in the world is the Episcopal Church up to? Using Scripture,Tradition and Reason to give Hope to those without Hope

302 Warren St. Mankato/507.388.1969 Visit our website for worship schedules stjohnsmankato.org

Whoever you are, Wherever you are on life’s journey, YOU are welcome here…

Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:00 a.m. 150 Stadium Ct. Mankato, MN 507-387-6592

First Congregational UNITED CHURCH of Christ

507.469.0091

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Grow in God’s Truth Good Show Jesus’ Love Shepherd Lutheran Lutheran Church of the School Good Shepherd

2101 Lor Ray Drive North Mankato Little Lambs Preschool All-day Kindergarten Elementary 1-8

388-4336

Missouri Synod 2101 Lor Ray Drive North Mankato (1 mi. N. of Highway 14) Sunday Worship 9:00 AM Sunday Classes: 10:15 AM Pastor Vance Becker 388-4336 goodshepherd57@juno.com

goodshepherdmankato.org Ayuda espiritual en español

www.mankatoucc.org An Open & Affirming - “God is Still Speaking” - Congregation

E-5

Rev. Martin Teigen goodshepherdmankato.org/school

344-8087 y 1-866-la-mision

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