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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.

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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. More information: visitgreatermankato.com | 800.657.4733 or 507.385.6660.

Greater Mankato Growth

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. More information: greatermankato.com | 800.697.0652 or 507.385.6640.

Greater Mankato Visitor & Community Information Center

Make the Greater Mankato Visitor & Community Information Center your first stop for information on our community. Community Concierges are available to help you plan your Greater Mankato adventure. Located in the River Hills Mall, at 1850 Adams Street in Mankato the Visitor & Community information Center has: directions and maps, business information, local area advice, gift shop, events & attractions, copies, faxes and stamps. Hours are Monday-Saturday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. More information: visitgreatermankato.com | 507.385.6670.

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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 at a glance

Greater Mankato has everything you'd ever want in a home or getaway — ideal location, abundant activities, community services, business development, involved citizens, premier health care and award-winning schools. Best of all, the benefits of living in Greater Mankato are lifelong; America's Promise has named Greater Mankato to its list of Top 100 communities for young people for four years running. AARP the Magazine also placed our community on its Cities to Watch list for empty nesters, active retirees and everyone in between. Stats/Climate/Weather

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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-7) 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 Colleg 507.933.8000 Minnesota State University, Mankato 507.389.1822 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. 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. 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 Rivers Hills Mall, Mankato 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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• Free wireless high-speed Internet access • Free local and long distance phone calls within the continental U.S.

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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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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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There is always something going on in Greater Mankato, no matter what the season. This winter and spring, you can enjoy a theatrical or musical performance, learn more about other cultures at the International Festival, cheer on local athletes or take part in our many arts and cultural events.Visit greatermankatoevents.com for an up-to-date listing of community events.

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Stories, Songs and Movement March 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 • 10:15 a.m. 600 S. 5th St., Room 127, St. Peter Books and songs that get kids moving around a theme Bockfest March 5 • 11 a.m. Schells Brewery, New Ulm Outdoor winter festival with music, food stands and fun Image and the Word Through March 9 Twin Rivers Council for the Arts, 523 S. 2nd Street, Mankato A gathering of poetry and photography

"Eternal Summer," Bill Bukowski Exhibit March 10-April 13 Twin Rivers Council for the Arts, 523 S. 2nd Street, Mankato Bethany Band Homecoming Concert March 14 • 7 p.m. Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato Third Thursday Gallery Walk March 17 • 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Vist 9 galleries in the City Center and visit with the artists. www.citycentermankato.com Southern Minnesota Home & Builders Show March 18-20 • 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Verizon Wireless Center, Mankato Music on the Hill: The Sextet Concert March 20 •2 p.m.-4 p.m. Chapel at Good Counsel, Mankato Music as a Weapon Tour, Disturbed and Korn March 22 • 7 p.m. Verizon Wireless Center, Mankato Robert Cray Band March 23 • 7:30 p.m. Verizon Wireless Center, Mankato Sips of History: History of the Minnesota River Valley in Five Glasses March 25 • 6 p.m. Mankato City Center Hotel, Mankato Play, "A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking" March 30-Aptil 4 • 7:30 p.m. Andreas Theatre, Performing Arts Center, MSU, Mankato Call 507.389.2922 for tickets

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Musical, "The Producers" April 7-9 • 7:30 p.m. Ted Paul Theatre, Performing Arts Center, MSU, Mankato Call 507.389.2922 for tickets Stories, Songs and Movement April 7, 14, 21 & 28 • 10:15 a.m. 600 S. 5th St., Room 127, St. Peter Books and songs that get kids moving around a theme Play, "Blood Wedding" April 8-9, 15-16 • 7:30 p.m. Bethany Lutheran College Theatre, Mankato Call 507.344.7374 for tickets Mankato Figure Skating Club's 36th Annual Ice Show, "A Night in Hollywood on Ice" April 14-16 • 7 p.m.; April 17 • 1 p.m. All Seasons Arena, Mankato

Third Thursday Gallery Walk April 21 • 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Vist 9 galleries in the City Center and visit with the artists. www.citycentermankato.com Dierks Bentley April 21 • 6:30 p.m. Verizon Wireless Center, Mankato Spring Collection Dance Concert April 28-29 • 7:30 p.m. Ted Paul Theatre, Performing Arts Center, MSU, Mankato 3rd Annual New Balance Girls on the Run 5K April 30 • 8 a.m. Sibley Park, Mankato Call 507.345.4629 for information

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Marian Anderson Art Gallery Grand Opening April 14-15 • 7 p.m. 1560 Adams Street, Mankato

Campus Recreation Triathlon May 1 • 8 a.m. Minnesota State University campus, Mankato Perfect for first timers! Call 507.389.3269 to register.

River Hills Women's Weekend Show April 16 • 10 a.m. River Hills Mall, Mankato

Merely Players Presents "The Fantasticks" May 6-8, 13-15 • 7:30 p.m. Lincoln Community Center, Mankato

Touched by a Broken Heart— Victorian Tea Party CHD Awareness Walk/Run April 16 • 1-5 p.m. St. John's Episcopal Church/Hubbard House, Mankato May 7 • 8 a.m. Sibley Park, Mankato Play, "Frozen" Music on the Hill: The Trio Concert April 20-23 • 7:30 p.m. May 15 • 2 p.m. Andreas Theatre, Performing Arts Center, Chapel at Good Counsel, Mankato MSU, Mankato Call 507.389.2922 for tickets.

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Senior Expo May 17 • 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Verizon Wireless Center, Mankato

Arts by the River June 11-12 • 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Riverfront Park, Mankato Fine arts, live music, food and drink vendors, plus children's and family activities Third Thursday Gallery Walk June 16 • 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Vist 9 galleries in the City Center and visit with the artists. www.citycentermankato.com Liz Madsen Exhibit June 23-July 27 Twin Rivers Council for the Arts, 523 S. 2nd Street, Mankato

Third Thursday Gallery Walk May 19 • 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Vist 9 galleries in the City Center and visit with the artists. www.citycentermankato.com

Thunder of Drums June 29 Scan here for an Blakeslee Field, MSU, Mankato An exciting drum corps competition up-to-date listing of events

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Songs on the Lawn June 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 • 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Intergovernmental Center Parking Lot, Mankato

Handel with Care: Handel Goes to Ireland June 4 • 1 p.m. Mankato Family YMCA, Mankato An informal and interactive presentation for kids Victorian Lawn Party June 4 • 1 p.m. Hubbard House, Mankato "Navigating the Aftermath" Exhibit and Film Screening June 9-22 Twin Rivers Council for the Arts, 523 S. 2nd Street, Mankato Iraqi & American perspectives on the conflict in Iraq

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International FEst / MN sr games International Fest April 17 • mnsu.edu/international/events/ international-festival.html International Fest is held at Mankato Area Public Schools' East High School, with free transportation to and from Minnesota State University, Mankato. The festival includes a flag parade, entertainment with singing and dancing, a style show, food booths, cultural displays, a children's area, a silent auction, and vendors selling many cultural items. It also gives attendees an opportunity to experience many cultures under a single roof.

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Minnesota Senior Games June 2-5 • mnseniorgames.com Break out your signs and start stretching. More than 300 athletes are expected to compete in a variety of track and field events, three-on-three basketball, cycling, swimming, tennis and volleyball. Even if you're not able to compete, you'll probably find something interesting to watch and athletes to cheer on.

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Solstice / Arts by the river Solstice June 19 mankatosolstice.com Solstice is one of Greater Mankato's major summer events, held at Land of Memories Park. The schedule is full of local and regional musicians, artists, crafts and food vendors, plus family activities, toys and fun from History Fest.

Arts by the River June 11-12 artsbytheriver.com Arts by the River is an arts and music festival dedicated to bringing fine arts to the forefront of the southern Minnesota region. Located in the beautiful Riverfront Park, Arts by the River offers opportunities to view and purchase a wide variety of fine arts, experience artist demonstrations, listen to live music and enjoy fabulous food and drink. There will also be an area for children's activities to keep the whole family entertained.

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Upcoming events Vikings Training Camp • End of July–Mid-August The Minnesota Vikings train at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Watch practices, play games and get autographs. RibFest • Aug. 4–7 Ribbers from all over the country compete to be crowned the best around. Enjoy music, food and drinks at Riverfront Park.

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Mahkato Pow-Wow • September 16-18 The Mahkato Pow-Wow 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. Mankato Marathon • October 21-22 Get in on the action, with more than 5,000 runners, or join the fun on the sidelines, finish line or post-race party.

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Mankato Family YMCA 1401 S. Riverfront Drive, Mankato 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 and non-members are welcome for $10 a day. Skateboards, knee and elbow pads can be rented.

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 Ge t in the game with two 18-hole mini-golf courses, driving range and six batting cages. WOW! Zone 2030 Adams Street, Mankato 507.625.BOWL J-4 wowzonefec.com WOW! Zone offers fun for all ages with bowling, laser tag, mini-golf, restaurants on site and party rooms available.

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.

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Chesley Skate Park 161 Jaycee Court 387-8222

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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.

Rapidan Dam Betsy-Tacy 332 Center Street, 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 Betsy and Tacy'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 Street, Mankato 507.345.5566 Hours: Thursdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. 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 Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hubbard House 606 S. Broad Street, Mankato 507.345.4154 Open May-Sept 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 Hubbard House years, the house now serves as a museum for the Blue Earth County Historical Society. Mankato MoonDogs Franklin Rogers Field, 601 Reed Street, 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 (see schedule, page 13). Special events and fanfriendly promotions are part of the fun. Tickets can be purchased at the game or at 507.625.7047.

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.

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Vikings Training Camp MSU Blakeslee Field, Mankato 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 Lane, Mankato 507.625.2257 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. 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 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. 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 available from Memorial Day until Labor Day. 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. CityArt Walking Sculpture Tour The CityArt Walking Sculpture Tour is a walking tour in the City Center of Mankato and North Mankato. Launching in the end of May, the walking tour will feature twenty sculptures with a variety of styles, types, materials and sizes.

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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.

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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.

Minnesota Valley Sweet Adelines 507.388.5471 The Sweet Adelines provide family friendly entertainment. Riverblenders 507.246.5216 The Mankato Riverblenders Barbershop Chorus provides musical family entertainment for all ages and music with the best in barbershop harmony. 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.

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

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Mankato Children’s Chorus 507.934.4550 childrenschorus.org The Mankato Children’s Chorus is open to all youth, first through 12th grade. The Chorus holds several concerts each year. 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.

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The Merely Players Community Theatre Lincoln Community Center 110 Fulton Street, Mankato 507.388.5483 merelyplayers.com E-6 The nonprofit organization brings art to the community through its theatrical productions. 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 Mankato campus.

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

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. 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 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. 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.

Find inspiration at your feet! Take a stroll down Riverfront Drive (between Plum & Rock streets) and find poetry stamped in the sidewalk. Mankato’s CityArt Walking Sculpture Tour The CityArt Walking Sculpture Tour is a walking tour in the City Center of Mankato and North Mankato. Launching in the end of May, the walking tour will feature twenty sculptures with a variety of styles, types, materials and sizes. 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 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 Trails 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. 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

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.

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.

Minnesota River Trail D-1 507.387.8649 Follow the Minnesota River on bike, foot or in-line skates from Riverfront Park, through City Center Mankato to Sibley Park in west Mankato. Minneopa Falls

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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 Mankato’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 Find 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. -10:30 p.m. daily.

For your Greater Mankato Trail Guide, please call 507.385.6660

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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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.

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. Minnesota River Valley Scenic Byway mnrivervalley.com Explore the Minnesota River Valley on four wheels! This scenic byway takes you on a Rasmussen Woods Trail 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.

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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 Rivers, or take in the beautiful scenery while walking on one of the trails.

Outdoor Athletics & Fitness Activities

Golfing

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 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-hol e 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, Mankato 507.625.3363 mountkato.com D-8

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Outdoor Rentals A to Z Rental (canoe rentals) 1428 N. Riverfront Drive, Mankato 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, Mankato 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 Street, Mankato 507.625.BOWL wowzonefec.com K-4 Victory Bowl 203 S.Victory Drive, Mankato 507.387.7991 victorybowl.com H-5 Jerry Dutler’s Bowl 1247 Range Street, Mankato 507.387.3439 jerrydutlersbowl.com E-3

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Lakes An abundance of wonderful fishing holes surround Greater Mankato. Casual fishers can drop a line in many area parks, including Hiniker Pond (near the intersection of State Hwys. 169 and 14), Lake Dorothy (near River Hills Mall), Lion’s Park (near MSU), Land of Memories Park and Sibley Park (both in West Mankato). Check out the many surrounding lakes.

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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 Highway 169, North Mankato 410 S. Riverfront Drive, Mankato 2010 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 Junction Highway 22 & 14, Mankato 609 S. Front Street, Mankato 1400 Lake Washington, Kasota 34166 State Hwy 99, St. Peter 1010 Raintree Road, 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 Avenue, Mankato 1751 N. Victory Drive #100, Mankato 1829 Adams Street, Mankato 617 S. Front Street, Mankato 1601 Monks Avenue, Mankato

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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 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 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 Westwood Bar, Restaurant, & Marina 507.243.9998 Whiskey River 507.934.5600 Wild Cats Bar & Grill 507.720.6600 Wow! Zone 507.625.BOWL 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

Area of Town

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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507.345.3529 222 E. Walnut Street, Mankato 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 Avene, 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 Westwood Bar, Restaurant, & Marina 507.243.9998 1400 Lake Washington, Kasota Wild Cats Bar & Grill 507.720.6600 1010 Raintree Road, 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 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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Restaurant American Legion, Club Post 11 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 Wow! Zone

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 507.625.BOWL 2030 Adams Street, Mankato

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where to dine FAST FOOD FINE DINNING MEXICAN

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

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Morgan Creek Vineyards New Ulm Minnesota Specializing in growing and producing German, French, and American style wines, including Minnesota cold-hardy varietals, Morgan Creek Vineyards offers a cycle of seasonal events that celebrate the joy of living and the art of fine winemaking. Wine tastings through December Friday - Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm Sundays noon - 5:00 pm Public Tours Saturday & Sunday May through October 1:00 - 4:00 pm For our special events, visit our website at www.morgancreekvineyards.com

Location: Between Mankato & New Ulm off “Scenic” Hwy. 68 & Jct. 47. Drive 2 miles to 101 South. First farm on left.

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Groceries • Drive Up Pharmacy Bakery • New York Deli • Red Box Meat & Seafood • Kitchen & Catering Floral Shop • General Merchandise Downtown location only: Smoked Meats, Grocery Pick Up Lane, Delivery Available Hilltop location only: Starbucks • Wine & Spirits Italian Express • Chinese Express Clothing & Gift Boutique

DOWNTOWN 410 S. Riverfront Dr. Mankato • 625-1107

HILLTOP

2010 Adams St. Mankato • 625-9070


Where to shop

where to shop

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 the other 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 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 at greatermankatodirectory.com.

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Pregnancy • Newborns & Curious Little Ones 515 N. Riverfront Mankato 507-345-5400 Tues-Fri 10-6, Sat 10-5

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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 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. 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 Mankato home. North Mankato sits across the river from Mankato and was established in 1898.

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Nicollet County Historical Soceity, 1851 North Minnesota Avenue, St. Peter, 507.934.2160, nchsmn.org If you would like a History Walking Tour, please stop Old Main into the Blue Earth County Historical Society or visit the history section of greatermankato.com to Old Main (301 S. 5th Street, F-5) is a must-see, download the brochure. 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.

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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 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 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. Legend has it 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. 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 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. 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 and at 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, River Hills Mall, Mankato 507.625.3553, cinemark.com J-4

Cine 6 Theatre, 220 Stadium Road, Mankato 507.625.1763, carmike.com G-7

Maverick 4 Theatre, 12 Civic Center Plaza, Mankato 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.

Mankato (Main office) 507.386.6600

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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.

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 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.

Franklin Rogers Field

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conventions & tournaments

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 warmly welcomed at local services. Churches

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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

First Christian Church

1735 E. Main Street, Mankato

507.387.2197

H-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 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

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

507.388.8313

E-6

420 Marie Lane, North Mankato

507.388.5757

B-4

Assemblies of God Hillside Church Jesus Assembley of God

Baptist

Catholic

Christian Disciples of Christ

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

Evangelical

Inter-Denominational/Non-Denominational

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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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 507.388.2013 507.345.4939 507.387.3857

E-5 F-6 B-7 H-5 C-2 F-5 J-5 F-4 F-7 C-4 H-5 G-4 B-3 D-6 E-4 E-7

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Address

Phone Number

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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

Seventh-day Adventist Church

210 Pohl Road, Mankato

507.625.8625

H-6

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

507.388.5022

D-6

507.387.6592

E-7

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

507.625.3759 507.387.4074 507.387.3877

DE-4 F-5 I-6

Presbyterian

Salvation Army Church Seventh-day Adventist Unitarian Universalist

United Methodist

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

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 stjohnsmankato.org

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

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

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

• • • •

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 • Executive 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 & Children's Programs 8:30 A.M. Bible Classes for all Ages: 9:45 A.M.

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

where to worship area churches

Churches

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

1st Presbyterian Church Sunday School (3 yrs old - 12th grade)- 8:45 am Adult Sunday School - 9:00 am Worship Service - 10:00 am Coffee Fellowship - 11:00 am Nursery available, handicap accessible Dawn Carder - Pastor 220 East Hickory Street, Mankato, PO Box 495 387-2160 • fpcmankato.org


Where to worship area churches

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

CHURCH

Range & Monroe, North Mankato

345-7049

REGULAR WORSHIP SERVICES Saturdays at 5:30 p.m. Sundays at 8:00 & 10:30 a.m. Memorial Day - Labor Day Thursday at 6:30 p.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

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: Jason Rupnow 502 W. 7th, Mankato 388-2013 School 388-6624

www.stmarksmankato.com

We invite you to worship with us! Mt. Olive Lutheran Church & School

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

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. (June - August Sunday Worship 8:30 & 10:00 a.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. (June - August 9:00 a.m.) www.peacemankato.org

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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

344-8087 y 1-866-la-mision

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345-5420

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Highway 22 South Mankato, MN Call the Pro Shop for tee times or for more information (507) 625-7665

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507-625-9904

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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.


Urgent Care The care you need. When you need it. Urgent Care relieves some of the inconvenience of unexpected minor illnesses and injuries with no appointment necessary, convenient evening and weekend hours, and experienced, caring health care clinicians. Immanuel St. Joseph’s — Mayo Health System has the following Urgent Care sites, with new hours available at the ISJ Clinic – EastRidge Urgent Care location. ISJ Clinic – EastRidge

St. James Medical Center

New Hours Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–8 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m.–noon Memorial Day and 4th of July, 8 a.m.–2 p.m.

Monday–Friday, 4–8 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.–noon

101 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Mankato 507-304-7000

Madelia Clinic

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

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

Waseca Medical Center

501 N. State Street, Waseca 507-835-1210 Monday–Friday, 5–8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Saturday, 9–11 a.m.

www.isj-mhs.org


Greater Mankato Spring/Summer 2011 Visitors Guide