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GREATER MANKATO INFORMATION

GREATER MANKATO INFORMATION

Location

Greater Mankato is centrally located less than two hours southwest of Minneapolis-St. Paul and one and a half hours west of Rochester.

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Transportation

Greater Mankato Growth

Whether by road or air, Greater Mankato has never been more accessible. Roadways connecting the Greater Mankato area 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. Road Conditions 800.542.0220

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 on Greater Mankato Growth, go to greatermankato.com or call 800.697.0652.

Community Involvement

Bus Services Greater Mankato Transit Greyhound/Jefferson Lines

507.625.RIDE 507.625.5071

Taxi and Shuttle Services Kato Cab Land to Air Express Living Life Limo Reliable Transportation Taxi Pros

507.388.7433 507.625.3977 507.345.5466 507.276.5821 507.344.TAXI

Airports Mankato Regional Airport Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airportâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Lindbergh Terminal Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airportâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Humphrey Terminal

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 pubic relations, providing visitor information and assisting with event planning and support. For information go to visitgreatermankato.com or call 800.657.4733 or 507.385.6660. See the area communities on page 35 for information about other communities surrounding Greater Mankato.

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.

507.625.1511 612.726.5555 612.726.5800

Climate/Weather

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The changing of the seasons and the variety of weather make Greater Mankato an interesting place to live and visit. July is the hottest month of the year, with a high temperature averaging 83 degrees Fahrenheit and the low averaging 61 degrees. There are approximately 15 days when the temperature exceeds 90 degrees. January is typically the coldest month of the year, with an average high temperature of 23 degrees and average low of 2 degrees. Greater Mankato receives an average of 33 inches of precipitation annually.

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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-7) 507.388.4336 Grace Christian School (Baptist) (K-9) 507.388.9355 Immanuel Lutheran School (CLC) (K-12) 507.345.3027 Loyola Catholic Schools (K-12) 507.388.2997 Maranatha Christian Academy (New Creation) (3-12) 507.388.3909 Mount Olive Lutheran School (ELS) (K-8) 507.345.7927 Risen Savior Lutheran School (WELS) (K-8) 507.388.6624 Riverbend Academy Charter School (7-12) 507.387.5524 Colleges & Universities Bethany Lutheran College Gustavus Adolphus College Minnesota State University Rasmussen College South Central College Trade Schools Cosmetology Training Center

507.344.7000 507.933.8000 507.389.1822 507.625.6556 507.389.7200 507.345.4033

Providing the education which daily strengthens a lifelong and eternal connection to God’s Word.

Health Care

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. And if you do require outside services, there’s the comfort of knowing that there are other specialized medical resources available just a few miles away in Rochester and the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. Hospital Immanuel St. Joseph's— Mayo Health System

507.625.4031

Urgent Care Clinics ISJ Clinic—East Ridge Campus 101 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. Mankato Clinic 1230 E. Main St., Mankato 1809 Adams St., Mankato Mankato Clinic Express Rivers Hills Mall, Mankato

507.385.6500 507.625.1811 507.389.8680 507.389.8536

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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Channel 10 or 12 CBS Affiliate Local news at noon on weekdays; 6 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; 10 p.m. daily Channel 29 FOX Affiliate Local news at 9 p.m. on weekdays

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GREATER MANKATO INFORMATION

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WHERE TO STAY

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WHERE TO STAY

Need a place to rest your head? Refresh yourself at one of Greater Mankatoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 Mankatoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hotels are conveniently located near area attractions and are perfect for family outings or large gatherings.

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WHERE TO STAY There are also a number of campgrounds and resorts in the surrounding area. Please check out visitgreatermankato.com for a complete listing.

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WHAT TO DO

WHAT TO DO

There is always something going on in Greater Mankato! Throughout the fall and winter seasons, you can enjoy a theatrical or musical performance; celebrate the past at the annual Mahkato Pow Wow or History Fest; cheer on the local collegiate athletes; or join in the many holiday festivities.Visit greatermankatoevents.com for the most up-to-date list of community events. SEPTEMBER

Thursday Unique and Classic Car Roll-In Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 • 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Parking lot at 1325 Madison Ave. Minnesota Shorts Festival of Plays Sept. 9–10 • 7 p.m.–9 p.m. Fitzgerald Theatre, 110 N. Fifth St. Tickets available at Hy-Vee or at mnshorts.tripod.com. Chris Young Sept. 10 • 7 p.m. Riverfront Park FarmAmerica Fall Fair Sept. 11–12 • 10 a.m.–5 p.m. FarmAmerica, Waseca Horses and tractors, fall harvest activities, draft horse pulls and antique tractor pull. Mankato Pridefest 2010 Sept. 11 • 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Riverfront Park Ninth annual celebration of the LGTBA communities in South Central Minnesota Campus Recreation Triathlon Sept. 12 • 9 a.m.-11 a.m. MSU Campus Perfect for first-timers; call 507.389.3269 to register. Play, “Copenhagen” Sept. 15–18 • 7:30 p.m. Andreas Theatre, Performing Arts Center, MSU Call 507.389.2922 for tickets. Play, “Snapped Shot” Sept. 16 • 7 p.m. Fitzgerald Theater, 110 N. 5th St.

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Play, “Minnesota N’ice (It Could Be Worse)” Sept. 17 • 7:30 p.m. Lincoln Community Center, 110 Fulton St., Mankato Call 507.388.5483 for tickets. Betsy-Tacy Neighborhood Walk Sept. 25 • 12 p.m.–3 p.m. 333 Center St. Costumed guides lead guests through the homes of the Betsy-Tacy characters. "Fever, the Music of Peggy Lee" Sept. 26 Kato Ballroom, 200 Chestnut Ave. Mankato Symphony, presented by Connie Evingson Musical, “Chicago” Sept. 30–Oct. 2 • 7:30 p.m.; Oct. 3 • 2 p.m.; Oct. 7–9 • 7:30; Oct. 10 • 2 p.m. Ted Paul Theatre, Performing Arts Center, MSU Call 507.389.2922 for tickets.

OCTOBER

Historic Front Street Pub Crawl Oct. 1 • 6 p.m. Various downtown bars Homecoming 2010 Oct. 4–9 • various times MSU Campus Daily activities, including parade and football game on Saturday, Oct. 9. History Fest Oct. 9 • 10 a.m.–5 p.m. McGowan’s Farm, 2001 Hawkeye Lane Hands-on learning experiences make history fun.

Mahkato 38th Annual PowWow Sept. 17 • 4 p.m.–10 p.m.; Sept 18 • 10 a.m.–10 p.m.; Sept. 19 • 10 a.m.– 5 p.m. Land of Memories Park

Global Connections Conference Oct. 14–15 • 8:30 a.m.–9 p.m. South Central College Free and open to the public; sessions, keynote speakers and a concert by Hayor Bibimma.

Theatre Physics Sept. 17 • 7 p.m. Bethany Lutheran College Theatre An all-original production by faculty and students.

Play, “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf ” Oct. 14–16, 20-23 • 7:30 p.m.; Oct. 17, 24 • 2 p.m. Andreas Theatre, Performing Arts Center, MSU Call 507.389.2922 for tickets.

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Haunted Corn Maze & Feed Mill Oct. 15–16, 22–23 • 6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m. FarmAmerica, Waseca Thrills and chills! $8; free to children 5 and under.

BECHS Book Fair Nov. 5 Blue Earth County Historical Society, 415 E. Cherry St. Play, “The Odyssey” Nov. 11–13, 18–20 • 7:30; Nov. 14, 21 •2 p.m. Andreas Theatre, Performing Arts Center, MSU Call 507.389.2922 for tickets. Holiday by the River Nov. 26 Highway 169 by the Minnesota River Disney Live! Mickey's Rockin' Road Show! Nov. 28 • 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. Verizon Wireless Center

Ghosts from the Past Oct. 16 Carnegie Library Community Arts Center, 120 S. Broad St. Deep Valley Book Release Party Oct. 16 • 1 p.m.–3 p.m. 332 & 333 Center Street, Mankato Celebrate the re-release of Lovelace favorites. Mankato Marathon Oct. 23 • 8 a.m. Verizon Wireless Center Includes a full and half marathon, 10K, and kids run. All Hallows Eve Oct. 24 • 12 p.m.–4 p.m. FarmAmerica, Waseca Trick-or-treating, games, magic shows, pumpkin carving. Lydia Miller, Music on the Hill Oct. 24 • 2 p.m. Good Counsel Chapel, 170 Good Council Drive

DECEMBER

Musical, “Evil Dead: The Musical” Dec. 1–4 • 7:30 p.m. Andreas Theatre, Performing Arts Center, MSU Call 507.389.2922 for tickets. Childrens’ Theatre: “Hansel & Gretal” Dec. 3 • 7:30 p.m. Lincoln Community Center, 110 Fulton St. Betsy-Tacy Victorian Christmas Dec. 4 • 1 p.m.–4 p.m. Tacy's House, 332 Center St. Enjoy an old-fashioned Christmas with Betsy, Tacy and friends. Christmas at the Hubbard House Dec. 5–6, 11–12, 18–19 • 1 p.m.–4 p.m. R.D. Hubbard House, 606 S. Broad St. History comes to life with refreshments, entertainment and activities.

7th Annual Halloween Fun Run & Walk Oct. 30 • 9:30 a.m. St. Peter Community Center, St. Peter South Central Minnesota Genealogy Expo Oct. 30 • 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m. Centennial Student Union, MSU

NOVEMBER

Play, “Child of Grace” Nov. 5 • 8:30 p.m. Bethany Lutheran College Theatre Tickets available at 507.344.7374.

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Mannheim Steamroller Dec. 7 • 7:30 p.m. Verizon Wireless Center Featuring Christmas favorites and multimedia effects. The Dance Conservatory of Southern Minnesota presents: SCROOGE... Danced Like the Dickens Dec. 11-12 • 2 p.m. Mankato East High School Auditorium Call 507.625.2005 for tickets.

Play, “Born Yesterday” Jan. 27–29, Feb. 2–5 • 7:30 p.m.; Jan. 30, Feb. 6 • 2 p.m. Andreas Theatre, Performing Arts Center, MSU Call 507.389.2922 for tickets.

FEBRUARY

Choraliers Musical, “Oh, Kay!” Feb. 4 • 7:30 p.m. Bethany Lutheran College Theatre Call 507.344.7374 for tickets.

8th Annual Goldsmith Reunion Dec. 10–12 • 11 a.m.–7 p.m. Verizon Wireless Center Fine art festival.

Play, “Move Over Mrs. Markham” Feb. 11 • 7:30 p.m. Lincoln Community Center, 110 Fulton St., Mankato Visit merelyplayers.com for information.

JANUARY

Play, “Dracula” Feb. 17–19 • 7:30 p.m. Ted Paul Theatre, Performing Arts Center, MSU Call 507.389.2922 for tickets.

Lydia Miller, Music on the Hill Jan. 16 • 2 p.m. Good Counsel Chapel, 170 Good Council Drive

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Minnesota State University, Mankato Men’s NCAA Division I Hockey Schedule It’s hockey season in Mankato again! Enjoy all the action of Minnesota State Mankato’s Mavericks as they take on their opponents in the WCHA, including the Minnesota Gophers and the Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs. Home games are listed below (all are played at the Verizon Wireless Center); for a complete schedule, please see msumavericks.com Date Opponent Time 10/4/10 British Columbia 7:37 p.m. 10/8/10 St. Lawrence 7:37 p.m. 10/9/10 St. Lawrence 7:07 p.m. 10/22/10 Colorado College 7:37 p.m. 10/23/10 Colorado College 7:07 p.m. 12/3/10 Minnesota 7:37 p.m. 12/4/10 Minnesota 7:07 p.m. 12/10/10 North Dakota 7:37 p.m. 12/11/10 North Dakota 7:07 p.m. 1/7/11 American International 7:37 p.m. 1/8/11 American International 7:07 p.m. 1/14/11 Denver 7:37 p.m. 1/15/11 Denver 7:07 p.m. 2/4/11 Bemidji State 7:37 p.m. 2/5/11 Bemidji State 7:07 p.m. 2/18/11 Minnesota Duluth 7:37 p.m. 2/19/11 Minnesota Duluth 7:07 p.m. 3/4/11 Alaska Anchorage 7:37 p.m. 3/5/11 Alaska Anchorage 7:07 p.m.

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POW-WOW / HISTORYFEST Mahkato Pow-Wow Sept. 17–19 • 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 art, crafts, native dances and more.

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History Fest Oct. 7–9 • historyfest.com Step back in time at the annual History Fest at McGowan’s Farm. You’ll find a variety of entertainers and activities, from re-enactments to belly dancers and fire-eaters. There is also cider making, cannon shooting and much more. Participants get a handson learning experience as they partake in the different periods in history.

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MANKATO MARATHON / HOCKEY Mankato Marathon October 22 & 23 mankatomarathon.com Get in on the action of the inaugural Mankato Marathon, presented by Hy-Vee. Cheer from the sidelines and celebrate with runners and fans at the postrace festival. Join in on the fun Friday, at the Scheels Sport & Health Expo and fill up on carbs at the YMCA Pasta Feed taking place at area restaurants.

Minnesota State University Mavericks Hockey October 4, 2010â&#x20AC;&#x201C;March 5, 2011 msumavericks.com Show your Maverick spirit at the Men's NCAA Division I hockey games. Cheer on the Mavs as they take home ice at the Verizon Wireless Center in the City Center. Enjoy the entertainment between periods, sing along with the crowd and win prizes at the games as the Mavs fight their way to victory.

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CHRISTMAS / HOLIDAY / WINTER Betsy-Tacy Victorian Christmas Dec. 4 • betsy-tacysociety.org Experience Christmas the Betsy-Tacy way! Be a guest at Maud Hart Lovelace’s childhood home, where costumed characters represent Betsy and friends and the Minnesota Valley Chorale performs. Christmas at the Hubbard House Dec. 5–6, 11–12 & 18–19 • hubbardhouse.org Guests will be greeted by costumed characters

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telling the story of the Hubbard family in 1905. Expect refreshments, caroling and a taste of old time holiday spirit. Holiday by the River Nov. 26 Start the season with this charity event along the Minnesota River. Enjoy trolley rides, a chili supper, a visit from Santa, carolers and Christmas tree lot. The event is free but donations are encouraged.

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UPCOMING EVENTS Arts by the River • June 11-12 Peruse fine art for sale by several artists while enjoying music, food and drink at Mankato's beautiful Riverfront Park.

Vikings Training Camp • End of July–Mid-August The Minnesota Vikings' train at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Watch practice, play games and get autographs.

Solstice • June 19 RibFest • Aug. 4–7 Celebrate Father's Day at Solstice, in Land of Ribbers from all over the country compete to be Memories park. Fun for the whole family, with music, crowned the best around. Enjoy music, food and food, activities, arts and crafts drinks at Riverfront Park.

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RECREATION & LEISURE

RECREATION & LEISURE

It's easy to find ways to be active in Greater Mankato. The area has several golf courses, mini golf and bowling alleys. Consider kayaking or canoeing down the Blue Earth or Minnesota River, or take in the beautiful scenery while walking down one of the trails. Interested in fishing? You can throw your hook into any of our surrounding lakes. Find a listing of nearby lakes and the fish you can expect to catch at visitgreatermankato.com.

Outdoor Athletics & Fitness Activities

Golfing North Links Golf Course County Rd. 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 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 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 courses • Driving range • Putting green • Pro shop • Snack bar • Cart rental available

Mankato Golf Club P.O. Box 3122, Mankato 507.387.5676 mankatogolfclub.com H-2 • Tee times required — private club • 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 Grand Champion Sports Complex State Hwy. 22, Mankato 507.386.0001 J-3 • Two 18-hole mini-golf courses • Driving range • Six batting cages

Tennis Mankato Athletic Tennis Center 19288 Hwy. 22, Mankato 507.345.7777 I-9

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

Skiing Mount Kato 20461 State Hwy. 66, Mkto 507.625.3363 mountkato.com

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Outdoor Rentals A to Z Rental (canoe rentals) 1428 N. Riverfront Dr., Mkto 507.388.1677 G-3 atozrentalmankato.com MSU Campus Recreation (canoe and camping rentals) 507.389. 6215 F-7 mnsu.edu/campusrec Kato Canoe & Kayak 20092 State Hwy. 66, Mkto 507.327.7325 katocanoeandkayak.com Southern Minnesota Camper Rental 38787 Timber Lane, Saint Peter 507.387.6937 D-1, J-1 southernminnesotacamper rental.com

Bowling WOW! Zone 2030 Adams St., Mankato 507.625.BOWL wowzonefec.com Victory Bowl 203 S.Victory Dr., Mankato 507.387.7991 victorybowl.com Jerry Dutler’s Bowl 1247 Range St., Mankato 507.387.3439 jerrydutlersbowl.com

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Mankato Family YMCA 1401 S. Riverfront Drive, Mkto 507.387.8255 E-5 mankatoymca.org Families can enjoy Splash Cove waterpark, with its zero-depth entry pool and jet sprays. 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 and $10 per youth. Call the YMCA for more information about schedules and restrictions. 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. YMCA members can use the park for $3 a day; non-members are welcome for a daily $10 fee. Skateboards, knee and elbow pads can be rented. 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.

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. Grand Champion Sports Complex State Hwy. 22, Mankato 507.386.0001 J-3 • Two 18-hole mini-golf courses • Driving range • Six batting cages WOW! Zone 2030 Adams Street, Mankato 507.625.BOWL J-4 wowzonefec.com • Bowling • Laser tag • Mini-golf • Restaurants on site • Party rooms available

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ACTIVITY CENTERS

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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 all year round.

Betsy's House Betsy-Tacy 332 Center St., Mankato 507.345.9777 betsy-tacysociety.org E-6 The Betsy-Tacy Society has spent the past decade preserving the legacy of Maud Hart Lovelace (18921980), 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 Betsyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and Tacyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s houses are National Literary Landmarks. Tacy's House is open on Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Blue Earth County Historical Society Heritage Center 415 E. Cherry St., 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 on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Wednesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hubbard House 606 S. Broad St., Mankato 507.345.4154 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 Hubbard House family for 67 years, the house now serves as a museum for the Blue Earth County Historical Society. Mankato MoonDogs Franklin Rogers Field, 601 Reed St., Mankato 507.625.7047 mankatomoondogs.com H-4 The MoonDogs are a collegiate summer team playing in the Northwoods League. They play at Franklin Rogers Park from June until mid-August. Special events and fan-friendly promotions are part of the MoonDogs experience. Tickets can be purchased at the game or by calling 507.625.7047.

Good Counsel 170 Good Counsel Dr., 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.

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Vikings Training Camp MSU Blakeslee Field vikings.com F-7 Vikings fans flock to Mankato each summer to watch the team’s practices and scrimmages. Practices are held at Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Blakeslee Field. Fans can get player autographs and take part in fun events. Camp usually begins at the end of July and runs to midAugust.

Jack McGowan's Farm Jack McGowan's Farm 2001 Hawkeye Ln., Mankato 507.625.2257 A-9 hickorytech.net/~mcgowan Visit Jack McGowan’s Farm to enjoy many different activities between May and October. Stop by in the fall to pick out the perfect pumpkin for Halloween. McGowan’s Farm holds History Fest every year on the second weekend of October. 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.

Morgan Creek Vineyards Morgan Creek Vineyards 23707 478th Ave., 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. August Schell Brewing Co. 1860 Schell's Rd., 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. Mankato Area Farmers Market Madison East Center, 1400 Madison Ave., Mankato 507.420.8711 H-4 mankatofarmersmarket.com The Market operates every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon and Saturday morning from mid-May until late October. Mankato Marathon mankatomarathon.com The inaugural Mankato Marathon, presented by Hy-Vee, will be held on Saturday, October 23, 2010, with a finish at the Verizon Wireless Center. It will include a full marathon as well as a half marathon and 10K. An Expo, pasta feed and KidsK will kick off the event the night before.

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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. DANCE Mankato Ballet 155 Chestnut Street, Mankato 507.625.7716 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. mankatoballet.com

Minnesota Valley Sweet Adelines 507.388.5471 The Sweet Adelines provide family friendly entertainment as well as singing Valentines. Riverblenders 507.246.5216 The Mankato Riverblenders Barbershop Chorus provides musical family entertainment. Family fun, entertainment for all ages and music with the best in barbershop harmony is a guarantee. Mankato Symphony Orchestra 507.625.8880 F-5 The Mankato Symphony Orchestra presents five subscription concerts each year, as well as three Youth Concerts. mankatosymphony.com

THEATRE Mankato Balllet Dance Conservatory of Southern Minnesota 1400 E. Madison Avenue, Mankato 507.625.2005 H-5 The Dance Conservatory provides a structured, positive environment to learn the art of dance. dcsmdance.com

MUSIC Mankato Children’s Chorus 507.934.4550 The Mankato Children’s Chorus is open to all youth, first through 12th grade. The Chorus holds several concerts each year. childrenschorus.org Minnesota Valley Chorale 507.625.8278 The Chorale performs the great works of the Renaissance and Baroque eras as well as folk songs, madrigals and spirituals. minnesotavalleychorale.org

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The Merely Players Community Theatre Lincoln Community Center 110 Fulton Street, Mankato 507.388.5483 E-6 The nonprofit organization brings art to the community through its theatrical productions. merelyplayers.com Minnesota State University Mankato Theatre and Dance, 507.389.2118 F-7 Box Office 507.389.6661 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 MSU campus. msutheatre.com

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410 Project 523 S. Front Street, Mankato 507.382.9921 F-5 The 410 Project is a nonprofit art gallery and studio that was founded by three former MSU Mankato students in 2003. The name derived from its original location at 410 South Front Street. In the first year there were two exhibitions a month; now each exhibit lasts for three weeks.

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Twin Rivers Council for the Arts, Emy Frentz Art Guild 523 S. Second Street, Mankato 507.387.1008 F-5 The Twin Rivers Center 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. twinriversarts.org Carnegie Art Center 120 S. Broad Street, Mankato 507.625.2730 F-5 The Carnegie Art Center opens new shows every month. The gallery and gift shop are open Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Exhibitions are always free to the public.

Find inspiration at your feet! Take a stroll down Riverfront Drive (between Plum & Rock Streets) and find poetry stamped in the sidewalk. Mankatoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s WordWalk features poems written by the winners of a 2009 Greater Mankato poetry competition.

For a public art tour guide contact 507.385.6660

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Stones Throw Gallery 420 N. Minnesota, St. Peter 507.934.5655 D-1, J-1 The Gallery houses original work of 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. stonesthrowgallery.org


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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 all of the local parks and their amenities, please check out visitgreatermankato.com under ‘where to play’.

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 Trail D-1 Just three miles north of Mankato on Hwy. 169, you’ll find seven miles of hiking trails that cover 600 acres of wooded park. Picnic shelters and grills are scattered throughout the park and along the creek. 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.

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 and over three railroad trestles (including its namesake, the 550-foot-long Red Jacket) to Rapidan. Several wooden bridges and a landmark tunnel under the new southern bypass add charm to the trail. Minnesota River Trail D-1 507.387.8649 Follow the Minnesota River on bike, foot or in-line skates from Riverfront Park, through downtown Mankato to Sibley Park in west Mankato.

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Minneopa State Park 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. 507.389.5464 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. North Links Trail

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Sibley Park C-5 Sibley is one of the oldest parks in Greater Mankato. Beautiful walking trails, gorgeous flowers, picnic shelters and a petting zoo set Sibley apart from the rest. Spring Lake Park D-3 North Mankatoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Spring Lake Park features a large duck pond, plenty of shelters, trails, playground equipment and a sandbottom pool, making this a great park for the family. 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. Land of Memories Park C-5 Rustic, relaxing camping close to Mankato. One hundred acres of beautiful scenery surrounds 47 camping sites for both tents and recreational vehicles. 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-and-Ride lot is available on the north side of the entry. Open from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. daily.

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. Riverfront Park F-4 Riverfront Park is Greater Mankatoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 items 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. Minnesota River Valley Scenic Byway Explore the Minnesota River Valley on four wheels! This scenic byway Red Jacket Trail takes you on a journey down the roads and highways that follow the 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.

For your Greater Mankato Trail Guide, please call 507.385.6660 or download at visitgreatermankato.com

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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.


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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 1700 Madison Avenue, Mankato 1015 Madison Avenue, Mankato 1850 Adams St., Mankato Highway 169, North Mankato 410 S. Riverfront Dr., Mankato 2010 Adams St., 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 1901 Madison Avenue #200, Mankato 718 Mound Avenue, Mankato 1123 Range Street, North Mankato 1790 Madison Avenue, Mankato 528 S. Front St., Mankato 1890 Madison Avenue, Mankato 520 S. Front Street, Mankato 526 S. Front Street, Mankato Junction Highway 22 & 14, Mankato 609 S. Front Street, Mankato 1400 Lake Washington, Kasota 34166 State Hwy 99, St. Peter 1010 Raintree Rd., Mankato 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 Ave, Mankato 1751 N. Victory Drive #100, Mankato 1829 Adams St., Mankato 617 S. Front Street, Mankato 1601 Monks Avenue, Mankato 222 E. Walnut Street, Mankato

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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). Breakfast Lunch Dinner

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507.386.8463 1712 Commerce Drive, North Mankato 507.386.1700 424 S. Front Street, Mankato 507.388.8999 253 Belgrade Avenue, North Mankato 507.625.9264 1600 Warren Street, Mankato 507.625.9464 12 Civic Center Plaza, Mankato 507.385.9464 301 St. Andrews Drive, Mankato Busters 507.389.8999 1325 Madison Avenue, Mankato The Buzz 507.345.6777 River Hills Mall, Mankato Eagle’s Club 507.345.4737 708 N. Riverfront Drive, Mankato Haze 507.625.4293 Civic Center Plaza, Mankato Hooligans* 507.625.9904 1400 Madison Avenue, #210, Mankato Hott Shotts Bar & Grill 507.625.4141 1750 Commerce Drive, North Mankato Johnny B’s 507.625.6276 1600 Warren Street, Mankato Loose Moose Saloon 507.345.1446 119 S. Front Street, Mankato Mac’s Bar & Cafe 507.345.8855 1430 Second Avenue, Mankato Mickey’s Sport Bar 507.387.7991 202 S Victory Drive, Mankato Midtown Tavern 507.345.1909 524 N. Riverfront Drive, Mankato Moose Lodge 507.345.4002 201 N. Victory Drive, Mankato Mully’s 507.388.1441 1030 Madison Avenue, Mankato Pappageorge Restaurant & Bar 507.387.8974 1028 N. Riverfront Drive, Mankato Pub 500* 507.625.6500 500 S. Front Street, Mankato RedSky Lounge 507.625.8131 520 S. Front Street, Mankato Roadhouse 169 507.387.75113 1006 N. River Drive, Mankato Rumors Lounge 507.387.3439 Hwy 169 N., North Mankato Rounders 507.388.7767 414 S. Front Street Mankato Spinners Bar 507.625.9751 301 Belgrade Ave. North Mankato Savoy 507.385.0072 526 South Front Street, Mankato Sugar Room 507.625.8175 200 E. Walnut Street, Mankato Tavern on the Avenue 507.345.3308 1120 Madison Avenue, Mankato Underground Bar & Grill 507.388.8000 12 Civic Center Plaza, Ste 1B, Mankato Wild Cats Bar & Grill 507.720.6600 1010 Raintree Rd., Mankato Wine Café 507.345.1516 301 N. Riverfront Drive, Mankato Wow! Zone* 507.625.BOWL 2030 Adams Street, Mankato Cafe Ambrosia 507.385.1913 1720 Commerce Drive, North Mankato Caribou Coffee 507.345.1103 River Hills Mall, Mankato 507.625.6101 1901 Madison Avenue, Mankato Coffee Creek 507.344.1441 1400 Madison Avenue, Mankato Coffee Hag 507.387.5533 329 N. Riverfront Drive, Mankato Dunn Brothers 507.345.3866 1854 Madison Avenue, Mankato Fillin’ Station 507.344.0345 630 S. Front Street, Mankato Starbucks 507.625.9070 2010 Adams Street, Mankato Cold Stone Creamery 507.344.8152 1600 Warren Street, Mankato Culver’s Frozen Custard 507.344.1554 1856 Madison Avenue, Mankato and Butterburgers 507.345.1680 1680 Commerce Drive, North Mankato Dairy Queen 507.345.1575 521 Hope Street, Mankato 507.388.6451 25 Stoltzman Road, Mankato 507.388.1375 River Hills Mall, Mankato Inta Juice 507.345.8423 1600 Warren Street, Mankato Red Cherry Frozen Yogurt 507.388.8833 River Hills Mall, Mankato Arby’s 507.344.0002 520 S. Riverfront Drive, Mankato 507.385.0535 1855 Madison Avenue, Mankato Auntie Anne’s Pretzels 507.625.4040 River Hills Mall, Mankato Burger King 507.345.5516 1318 S. Riverfront Drive, Mankato Culver’s Frozen Custard 507.344.1554 1856 Madison Avenue, Mankato and Butterburgers 507.345.1680 1680 Commerce Drive, North Mankato Erbert & Gerbert’s Subs & Clubs 507.386.0708 501 S. Front Street, Mankato 507.385.1919 1780 Madison Avenue, Mankato Great Steak & Potato 507.389.9097 River Hills Mall, Mankato Gyro King 507.386.1117 River Hills Mall, Mankato Jimmy John’s 507.388.4999 1600 Warren Street, Mankato Jonny B’s 507.625.6276 1600 Warren Street, Mankato Kentucky Fried Chicken 507.387.3611 1110 Madison Avenue, Mankato 507.387.7502 River Hills Mall, Mankato

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C-3 F-5 E-4 boomtownmankato.com G-7 buffalowildwings.com F-5 I-3 bustersbar.com H-5 thebuzzmankato.com J-4 foe.com F-4 thehazeonline.com F-5 hooligansmankato.com H-4 hottshotts.com C-3 H-7 theloosemoosesaloon.com F-5 katoinfo.com/redirect/macs/index.php F-3 victorybowl.com H-6 midtownmankato.com F-4 H-5 H-5 pappageorge.net G-4 pub500.com F-5 myredskylounge.com F-5 roadhouse169.com F-3 jerrydutlersbowl.com E-3 rounders.com F-5 E-4 F-5 F-5 thetavontheave.com H-5 reflectionroommankato.com F-5 I-4 winecafebar.com F-4 wowzonefec.com J-4 C-3 cariboucoffee.com J-4 J-5 H-4 thecoffeehag.com F-4 dunnbros.com J-5 E-5 starbucks.com J-4 coldstonecreamery.com G-7 culvers.com J-5 C-3 dairyqueen.com H-4 E-5 J-4 intajuice.com G-7 leeannchin.com J-4 arbys.com E-5 J-5 auntieannes.com J-4 burgerking.com E-5 culvers.com J-5 C-3 erbertsandgerberts.com F-5 I-5 thegreatsteak.com J-4 J-4 jimmyjohns.com G-7 G-7 kfc.com H-5 J-4

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Restaurant Big Dog Sport Cafe Blue Bricks Bobby Joe’s Pub Boomtown Buffalo Wild Wings


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

Taco Bell Taco Johns

Wendy’s Wetzels Pretzels 101 Main, City Center Hotel Applewood Charley’s Restaurant Number 4 Olive Garden Olives Restaurant Pappageorge Restaurant & Bar The Neighbor’s Italian Bistro Wine Café Bonita Guadalajara Chipotle Mexican Grill 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

507.388.4789 1041 Madison Avenue, Mankato 507.385.DINO 239 Belgrade Avenue, North Mankato 507.625.3666 814 N. Riverfront Drive, Mankato 507.625.7711 300 Stadium Road, Mankato 507.388.1233 923 S. Front Street, Mankato 507.388.7765 1521 Tullemore Street, Mankato 507.345.8867 1765 Commerce Drive, North Mankato 507.345.5420 330 Stadium Road, Mankato 507.387.6000 1150 S. Riverfront Drive, Mankato 507.345.6080 524 S. Front Street, Mankato 507.387.2345 826 S. Front Street, Mankato 507.625.5757 510 S. Riverfront Drive, Mankato 507.625.7444 1776 Madison Avenue, Mankato 507.388.2973 930 N. Riverfront Drive, Mankato 507.385.7077 1551 Tullamore Street, Mankato 507.387.6372 River Hills Mall, Mankato 507.386.8282 1101 S Front Street, Mankato

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507.387.5383 1060 Madison Avenue, Mankato 507.387.3718 1711 Lor Ray Drive, North Mankato 507.387.7111 River Hills Mall, Mankato 507.345.3370 1411 Madison Avenue, Mankato 507.625.7199 150 W. Lund Court, Mankato 507.625.7559 1921 Adams Street, Mankato 507.625.2368 1100 S. Riverfront Drive, Mankato 507.345.1712 River Hills Mall, Mankato 507.387.6372 River Hills Mall, Mankato 507.345.SUBS 2116 Hoffman, Mankato 507.388.SUBS River Hills Mall, Mankato 507.625.7827 401 Patterson Avenue, Mankato 507.386.SUB1 1881 Madison Avenue, Mankato 507.388.7821 1750 Commerce Drive, North Mankato 507.345.6159 1819 Madison Avenue, Mankato 507.386.8226 1040 Madison Avenue, Mankato 507.625.4975 River Hills Mall, Mankato 507.625.TACO 1601 Lor Ray Drive, North Mankato 507.388.2836 2112 N. Broad Court, Mankato 507.625.1888 1545 Madison Avenue, Mankato 507.625.6317 River Hills Mall, Mankato 507.345.1234 101 Main Street, Mankato 507.625.4105 11 Telemark Drive, Mankato 507.388.6845 920 Madison Avenue, Mankato 507.344-1444 124 E. Walnut Street, Mankato 507.345.7585 1880 Adams Street, Mankato 507. 386.1001 20 Civic Center Plaza, Mankato 507.387.8974 1028 N. Riverfront Drive, Mankato 507.625.6776 1812 S. Riverfront Drive, Mankato 507.345.1516 301 N. Riverfront Drive, Mankato 507.386.7167 503 Belgrade Avenue, North Mankato 507.388.1222 1600 Warren Street, Mankato 507.385.1887 1851 Madison Avenue, Mankato 507.625.2406 1524 Tullemore Drive, Mankato 507.387.4455 1630 Madison Avenue, Mankato 507.359.7073 1802 Commerce Drive, North Mankato

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

WHERE TO EAT FAST FOOD FINE DINNING MEXICAN

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

ljsilvers.com lorraydelimart.com massadgroup.com mcdonalds.com

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dinospizzeria.com dominos.com garyspizza.com godfathers.com jakespizza.biz littlecaesars.com pagliaismankato.com papajohns.com papamurphys.com pizzahut.com pizzaranch.com sbarro.com toppers.com

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“International Award-winning”

• 20% discount at Happy Chef Family Restaurant next door • Whirlpool • Super Start Breakfast • Free High Speed Internet • Fitness Room

507-387-0600 Toll Free - 800-800-8000 Hwy 169 N. & Jct. Hwy 14

• Breakfast Served Anytime • Fresh Baked Bread • Serving Beer & Wine • Meeting Room • Scenic patio dining

Serving Mankato Since 1963

Hwy 169 N. & Jct. Hwy 14 • 507-388-2953

TheStore

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Groceries • Pharmacy • Bakery New York Deli • Meat & Seafood Movie Rental • Kitchen & Catering Floral Shop • General Merchandise The following are at Hilltop location only: Starbucks • Wine & Spirits Italian Express • Chinese Express Clothing & Gift Boutique

DOWNTOWN

HILLTOP

410 S. Riverfront Dr. Mankato • 625-1107

2010 Adams St. Mankato • 625-9070

• Free wireless high-speed Internet access • Free local and long distance phone calls within the continental U.S.

• Free continental breakfast • Wyndham Rewards® • Dream Well™, Microtel’s stylish new high quality bedding

200 St. Andrews Drive, Mankato, MN (507) 388-2818 • 800-771-7171


HISTORY OF GREATER MANKATO

HISTORY OF GREATER MANKATO Mankato was inhabited by Lakota-speaking Dakota Sioux when Parsons K. Johnson and Henry Jackson staked claim to the city in 1852. Mankato was originally named “Mahkato,” meaning greenishblue 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 one-day mass execution in U.S. history, the site of which is commemorated by the statue of the Buffalo at Reconciliation Park (100 E. Main St., F-5).

Greater Mankato has many historical attractions that are must-sees for visitors. The Betsy-Tacy houses (332 & 333 Center St., 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 based in Mankato, is the real-life character of Betsy. The Betsy-Tacy houses are National Literary Landmarks. Tours are available to both houses. Sinclair Lewis (315 S. Broad Street, F-5), another favorite author who loved the landscape and friendliness of Mankato, had a summer home here. He wrote much of his novel "Main Street" while in Mankato.

Sinclair Lewis Home Buffalo at Reconciliation Park In 1880, Mankato was the fourth largest city in Minnesota with a population of 5,500. Today, more than 50,000 people call Greater Mankato home. North Mankato sits across the river from Mankato and was established in 1898.

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Old Main Old Main (301 S. 5th St., 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.

Nicollet County Historical Soceity, 1851 North Minnesota Avenue, St. Peter, 507.934.2160, nchsmn.org If you would like to enjoy a History Walking Tour, please stop in the Blue Earth County Historical Society or visit visitgreatermankato. com in history section to download the brochure.

Hubbard House The Hubbard House (606 S. Broad St., 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. If you love historical buildings and old architecture, be sure to tour the City Center, where many historical buildingsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;such as the First National Bank (Ellerbe Building), Graif Building, Lasalle and Martin buildingsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;still stand. An interesting point about the original site of First National Bank (1 Civic Center Plaza, F-5), which is now is surrounded by the Verizon Wireless Center and is known as the Ellerbe Room, is that it was designed by the famous architect Thomas Ellerbe. Legion has it the infamous robber, Jesse James considered robbing the bank, but it was too busy so he went on to Northwood, where he was later caught by local police.

First National Bank

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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


ENTERTAINMENT

ENTERTAINMENT

There's always something happening in Greater Mankato. Mankato boasts a bustling Entertainment District in the heart of 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 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. 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. 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 Eat” page, on our website visitgreatermankato.com.

Movies

Catch a movie at any one of Mankato’s three movie theatres. Miss a movie you wanted to see in the theatre? Perhaps it’s playing at Maverick 4 Theatre, where second-run movies are shown at a discounted price. The local movie theatres are listed below. To see what’s playing now, visit greatermankatoevents.com. Cinemark Movies 8, Cine 6 Theatre, Maverick 4 Theatre, River Hills Mall, Mankato 220 Stadium Rd, Mankato 12 Civic Center Plaza, Mankato 507.625.3553, cinemark.com J-4 507.625.1763, carmike.com G-7 507.344.0200; 507.344.4444, maverickfour.com F-5

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.

Our board certified surgeons offer quality orthopaedic care to southern Minnesota through our four main offices and several outreach clinics. OFC was established in 1957 and our philosophy to provide a standard of exceptional, specialized care remains the same today.

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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 top of a truly unique shopping experience.

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 Mankato’s biggest draws. The mall is anchored by several large department stores and often serves as a venue for craft shows, home shows and other events. Hilltop Mankato expands beyond the mall. The Madison East Center is home to several specialty shops where you can find art, bridal attire and a clothing boutique. Mankato Heights Plaza is one of the newest additions to Greater Mankato’s shopping districts. It features a number of the national chains we have all come to recognize. For more shopping information, visit the Greater Mankato Online Business Directory: greatermankatodirectory.com.

Mankato Heights Plaza

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WHERE TO SHOP


The

Little Red Shed

Much more than meets the eye! 601 North Riverfront Drive Mankato • 507-345-7433 Tues. - Fri. 10am - 6pm • Sat 10am - 3pm

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605 N. RIVERFRONT DR. MANKATO

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Greater Mankato is surrounded by many charming small towns, each with its own unique attributes, local festivals and events. Cities Amboy 507.674.3018 Courtland 507.354.7055 Eagle Lake 507.257.3218 Elysian 507.267.4708 Janesville 507.234.5110 Lake Crystal 507.726.2538

Madelia 507.642.8822

New Ulm 507.233.4300

Saint Peter 507.934.4840

Madison Lake 507.243.3011

Nicollet 507.232.3471

Vernon Center 507.549.3240

Mankato 507.387.8555

Pemberton 507.869.3650

Waseca 507.835.9700

Mapleton 507.524.3492

Saint Clair 507.245.3494

Counties Blue Earth County 507.304.4000 Nicollet County 507.931.6800

Le Sueur 507.665.6401 Kasota 507.931.1099

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AREA COMMUNITIES

AREA COMMUNITIES


VISITOR CENTER

VISITOR CENTER Make the Greater Mankato Visitor & Community Information Center your first stop. Community Concierges are available to help you plan your Greater Mankato adventure. Bike some of the best trails in the state, shop till your heart’s content, enjoy local cuisine and stay for the night! • Directions & maps

• Business information

• Local area advice

• Gift shop

• Events & attractions

• Copies, faxes & stamps

Hours: Monday-Saturday 11:00 - 7:00 pm Sunday 11:00 - 5:00 pm Located in the River Hills Mall outside of the Food Court 1850 Adams Street, Suite 5572 | Mankato, MN 56001 phone: 507.385.6670 | visitgreatermankato.com Thanks to our premier sponsors:

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Greater Mankato is the perfect place for a meeting, convention, tournament or event. Greater Mankato not only has the facilities to host your event, but also an overabundance 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. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 for you, and to help you get a block of hotel rooms that fits your needs and your budget, all at no charge to you.

TOURNAMENTS

Verizon Wireless Center Ballroom

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 Minnesota Vikingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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.

Taylor Center at MSU Mankato

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CONVENTIONS & TOURNAMENTS


WHERE TO WORSHIP AREA CHURCHES

WHERE TO WORSHIP AREA CHURCHES

Celebrate your faith in Greater Mankato! Our churches serve a wide range of denominations.Visitors are welcome to attend services and are happily welcomed with a warm, small-town feel. Churches

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

507.345.7554 507.934.1468

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

507.345.4011 507.388.9355 507.387.3222

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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

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1735 E. Main Street, Mankato

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1851 Marie Lane, North Mankato

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1210 Warren Street, Mankato

507.387.2521

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302 Warren Street, Mankato

507.388.1969

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

507.387.5606 507.345.7451

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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 Lincoln Community Center 110 Fulton Street, Mankato

507.385.2085 507.345.1586 507.386.1100 507.625.9388 507.388.8457 507.388.7771 507.625.3989

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420 Marie Lane, North Mankato

507.388.5757

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Assemblies of God Hillside Church Jesus Assembley of God

Baptist Bethel Baptist Church Grace Baptist Church Hope Baptist Church

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

Christian Disciples of Christ First Christian Church

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

Church of Christ Mankato Church of Christ

Episcopal St. John’s Evangelist Episcopal Church

Evangelical Crossview Covenant Church Evangelical Free Church of Mankato

Inter-Denominational/Non-Denominational 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

Jehovah’s Witness 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 St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church (WELS) 502 W. Seventh Street, Mankato St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (WELS) 304 Monroe Avenue, North Mankato Word of Life Free Lutheran Church (AFLC) 20013 Stoltzman Road, Mankato

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Pentecostal United Pentecostal

119 State Street, Mankato

507.388.1331

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210 Pohl Road, Mankato 220 East Hickory Street, Mankato

507.469.0091 507.387.2160

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700 S. Riverfront Drive, Mankato

507.345.7840

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210 Pohl Road, Mankato

507.625.8625

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507.388.5022

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507.387.6592

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507.625.3759 507.387.4074 507.387.3877

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Presbyterian Christ Church First Presbyterian Church (USA)

Salvation Army Church The Salvation Army

Seventh-day Adventist Seventh-day Adventist Church

Unitarian Universalist Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Mankato 937 Charles Avenue, Mankato United Church of Christ First Congregational United Church of Christ 150 Stadium Court, Mankato

United Methodist Belgrade Avenue United Methodist Church Centenary United Methodist Church Hilltop United Methodist

325 Sherman Street, North Mankato 501 S. Second Street, Mankato 108 S. Manitou Drive, Mankato

JESUS.

Sunday Worship 9:00 & 10:30 AM Sunday School 9:30 AM Wednesday 6:00-6:45 Free Community Supper 7:00 pm Station 12 Youth Kids Xtreme K-6 Nursery Adult Prayer & Bible Study

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Reaching the Lost Teaching the Word of God Prayer and Worship Commitment to Children and Young People • Preparing People for Works of Service • Encouraging People

Jesus Assembly of God 722 Sunrise Drive • St. Peter • (507) 934-1468 www.jesusassembly.org • jesusaog@hickorytech.net Senior Pastor: Greg Stone • Youth Pastor: Tiffani Crawford Childrens Pastor: Kenny Fuller • Administrative Pastor: Kim Spiess

BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH 1250 Monks Ave. Mankato, MN 56001 507-345-4011

We invite you to worship with us! SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES: 8:30 A.M. - Family Service 9:45 A.M. - Traditional Service 11:00 A.M. - Contemporary Service Nursery & Childrens Programs at 8:30 Bible Classes for all Ages: 9:45 A.M.

CHILDREN & YOUTH PROGRAMS: Wednesday evenings: 6:00 P.M. - Youth Group Jr. & Sr. High 6:15 P.M. - AWANA Ages 4 through Grade 6

ADULT PROGRAMS: Tuesdays - Divorce Care Small Groups & Studies Adult Bible Studies at various times. Call Bethel at 507-345-4011 for further information.

Senior Pastor: Dr. David J. Banfield Assoc. Pastor: Dr. Bruce Nelson Youth Pastor: Harrison Musser Pastor of Music & Worship: Glenn Winch www.bethelbaptistmankato.com

Proclaiming God’s love through Jesus Christ ... welcoming all people ...

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 Sundays 8:00 & 10:30 am www.stjohnsmankato.org

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

praying for peace ... feeding the hungry ... housing the homeless ...working for justice and reconciliation ...

ST. MARK

EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH Wisc. Synod - (WELS) WELS

VISITORS WELCOME Worship: 7:00 pm Thurs. & 9:00 am Sun. RISEN SAVIOR LUTHERAN SCHOOL K TO 8TH GRADE Pastor: Keith Siverly Principal: Ryan Jaeger 502 W. 7th, Mankato 388-2013 School 388-6624

www.stmarkmankato.org

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Please visit us during your stay in the Mankato area! LUTHERAN

Range & Monroe, North Mankato

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345-7049

REGULAR WORSHIP SERVICES Saturdays at 5:30 p.m. Sundays at 8:00 & 10:30 a.m. Call for special holiday & seasonal service times.

24-HOUR MESSAGE LINE 345-4939 Press #4 for Daily Dial-A-Devotion Visit our Website: www.stpaulsnorthmankato.com Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

1735 E. Main St. (Intersection of Main St. & Long St.)

507-387-2197

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

www.firstchristian@hickorytech.net SUNDAY: Sunday School at 9:00 Morning Worship at 10:15 Infant & Children’s Nursery provided. Men’s Bible Study at 8:30 am - Monday Women’s Bible Study at 9:30 - Tuesday

We have an active Senior Citizen’s Program and a growing Youth Program!

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

Rev. Martin Teigen goodshepherdmankato.org/school

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www.mankatoucc.org 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

An Open & Affirming - “God is Still Speaking” - Congregation

We invite you to worship with us! Mt. Olive Lutheran Church & School 1123 Marsh St., Mankato - 345-4966 (one block east of the hospital)

Christian Day School K-8 Pastor John J. Petersen & Pastor Matthew Brooks Sunday Worship at 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Bible Study and Sunday School at 9:40 a.m. Monday night services at 7 p.m. www.mtolivelutheran.org

Peace Lutheran Church 2090 Commerce Dr., North Mankato (Corner of Commerce & Lookout Dr.)

385-1386 - Pastor Brad Kerkow Sunday Worship at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Bible Study and Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. www.peacemankato.org

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Call 389-8536 for more information. Insurance Accepted Office Visits: $49 Lab Work: $10 Minimum age: 18 months

Open Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.6 p.m. Patients should be checked in a half hour prior to close. Provider is on lunch break from 2:00-2:30 p.m. daily. Reserved parking available for Mankato Clinic Express patients at the Theatre, Target and Food Court entrances. Call 389-8507 for billing questions.


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St. James Medical Center 1101 Moulton and Parsons Drive, St. James 507-375-3391

Madelia Clinic 115 Drew Avenue S.E., Madelia 507-642-3241

Waseca Medical Center 501 N. State Street, Waseca 507-835-1210

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