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Attraction Stories

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

Photo by Don Lipps - Detail from Intersections by Luke Achterberg

CityArt’s 2020 Walking Sculpture Tour

It was a lovely Saturday morning, and as I've done every year since beginning work on MankatoLIFE, it was time to walk the streets...
Tree tops

Treading the Treetops – Kerfoot Canopy Tour

Kerfoot Canopy Tour near Henderson, MN offers an aerial tour over a mile in length and 14 zip lines.
Photo by Rick Pepper - Aerial view of the Silo Art Project in Mankato, MN

Nearing Completion – Silo Art Photo Album 3

The Silo Art Project, an endeavor by CityArt, is almost complete. Australian artist Guido van Helten has left his mark on the Ardent Mills silos.
Photo by Don Lipps - The Hub Food Park in Old Town Mankato

Taste of Outdoors – The Hub Food Park

What is it about outdoor dining that we love so much? Whether a picnic in a park or a patio table at a restaurant,...
Submitted Photo - Williams Nature Center - Overlook near Minneopa Creek

Refuge in the Valley – Williams Nature Center

The Williams Nature center offers ADA accessible trails, old forest, abundant wildlife and spectacular views of the Minnesota River Valley
Kayak on the water

Welcome on the River – Bent River Outfitter

With so many rivers in the Greater Mankato Area, Bent River Outfitter, who can put you on the water is a tremendous community asset
Photo by Scott Moeller - Prairie bouquet at Linnaeus Arboretum in St. Peter

Treasure In Our Midst – Linnaeus Arboretum

On the outskirts of St Peter, Linnaeus Arboretum is a hidden gem that a many people don't know about. Best of all, all are welcome and admittance is free
Photo by Don Lipps - Some of the many offerings at Dork Den in Mankato

Low-Tech Fun and More – The Dork Den

Joe Huber and Greg Fenske opened The Dork Den in 2013 to offer low-tech, analog only fun in the way of board games, comics, and much more.
Submitted Photo - Mankato Playhouse - Jesus Christ Superstar

The Show Must Go On – The Mankato Playhouse

Davori Production's Mankato Playhouse is providing dinner theater to the Greater Mankato Area
Stack of books

Storybook Tour — A Literary Journey Along Highway 14

Take a whirlwind tour along Minnesota Highway 14 to explore three of our favorite children's authors: Maud Hart Lovelace, Wanda Gág, and Laura Ingalls Wilder