Attraction Stories

There are so many fantastic Greater Mankato Area attractions. Here are a few stories about the region’s great things to do.

Submitted photo - Finished ceramics from ARTifact - Mankato MN

Cultivating Creativity at ARTifact

Kim Ruby founded ARTifact in Mankato to provide a place for people to gather together around creativity.
Photo by Rick Pepper - Aerial view of the in-progress Silo Art Project by Australian artist, Guido van Helten on the Ardent Mill grain silos at the gateway of Old Town, Mankato.

A Work in Progress – Silo Art Project Photo Album 2

The Ardent Mills Silo Art Project is on hiatus for the winter but Rick Pepper offers a few images of the latest work that has been completed.
Photo by Rick Pepper - Aerial view of the in-progress Silo Art Project by Australian artist, Guido van Helten on the Ardent Mill grain silos at the gateway of Old Town, Mankato.

A Work in Progress – Silo Art Project Photo Album

The Silo Art Project, an endeavor by CityArt, is in full swing. Australian artist Guido van Helten is making fast progress using the Ardent Mills silos as a vast canvas.
Photo courtesy of Drive A Tank - FV433 Abbot driving through the mud

An Unforgettable Ride – Drive A Tank

Tony Borglum's Kasota business, Drive A Tank offers a one-of-a-kind experience for those looking for something out of the ordinary.
Photo by Don Lipps - Fawned Memories - By Christine Knapp

Cityart’s 2019 Walking Sculpture Tour

Highlights of the Mankato Area's 2019 Walking Sculpture Tour
Photo by Rick Pepper - 2012 Mankato Air Show - The Blue Angels flying in the Echelon formation

Looking Back and Looking Forward to Mankato’s 2019 Airshow!

Rick Pepper looks back at a few of the previous Air Shows hosted in Mankato to help us look forward the the 2019 show.
Escape Room - Mankato, MN

Stacy K’s Old Town Guide – Old Town Escape & Balmy Sundays

Stacy K introduces us to Old Town Escape and Bee Balm Fields playing at the Wine Cafe every Sunday in November. All happening in Old Town Mankato!
Photo by Rick Pepper - North American Bison at Minneopa Park.

Minnesota Bison Conservation Herd at Minneopa State Park

Looking for something a little out-of-the ordinary to do with the kids this weekend? Consider taking them to Minneaopa State Park, just a few miles from Mankato, to see the American Bison herd.
Photo by Rick Pepper - Looking south onto the Blue Earth River, notice the wood structure under concrete

Minnesota & Blue Earth Rivers – Memories of ‘Low Tide’ Photo Album

Rick Pepper shows us that the confluence of the Minnesota and Blue Earth Rivers at Sibley Park during “low tide” can be a lot of fun.
Photo by Rick Pepper - Triple Falls above the Blue Earth River

Triple Falls Photo Album – Hidden Gem South of Mankato

Rick Pepper takes us along on his photo-shoot south of Mankato to explore Triple Falls, another of the region's little known hidden gems