Escape from the everyday in Mankato. Discover Mankato’s extensive cycling trails, open country roads, downhill slopes and river rapids. While you’re here, you’ll also find just the right combination of small town feel and thriving regional center. Mankato is a hub for arts, entertainment, shopping and nightlife. And it’s all so close. Just a short 75 miles from Minneapolis, Mankato is an easily accessible Minnesota destination of choice.
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In Mankato we know that recreation is a big part of any vacation. Whether you want to stay indoors or conquer the great outdoors, Mankato offers many recreation opportunities. The confluence of local, county and state trails culminates into over 50 miles of paved trails, nestled in a scenic river valley and is perfect for cycling, running and leisurely walking. Outdoor enthusiasts will also love our rivers, parks and ski hills. Staying indoors isn’t any less exciting in Mankato. Take in a Division I Minnesota State University, Mankato hockey game at the Verizon Wireless Center, conquer the rock climbing wall at Myers Field House on the Minnesota State University, Mankato campus or listen to live music in our vibrant, historic City Center.
Greetings, from Visit Mankato! Let the experienced staff help you find the perfect spot for your next meeting or convention. We will assist in coordinating your lodging, event registration, welcome receptions and group tours to area attractions. Request Meeting Planning Guide or RFP today, contact Danielle Duffey, Convention Sales Director.
Mankato presents some of the most affordable and easily accessible elements for successful meetings and conventions in Southern Minnesota. We excel at hosting meetings and conventions because of our diverse lodging, highly skilled event management teams, accessibility, affordability and our state-of-the-art facilities. Our extensive trails, outdoor adventures, sports and cultural encounters enhance the experience for delegates and planners.
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Looking for the perfect setting for any size meeting? To preview the exciting opportunities waiting for you in Mankato, submit an online Request For Proposal (RFP) form and a member of the Visit Mankato convention team will contact you.
Mankato offers the most outstanding and easily accessible venues and facilities for youth and amateur sporting events in Southern Minnesota and some of the best in the Midwest. Located just 75 miles from Minneapolis, we offer a wide variety of playing fields, trails, courts, courses and rinks. Our state-of-the-art, multi-sport venues can host small youth tournaments all the way up to large scale professional athletic events like Verizon Vikings Training Camp and the Minnesota Timberwolves Training Camp. The Visit Mankato team, our multi-sport venues and our inviting, friendly community make Mankato an ideal spot for your tournament or competition.