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Enjoy the excitement of a Division I Minnesota State University, Mankato hockey game at the Verizon Center, conquer the rock climbing wall at Myers Field House on the Minnesota State University, Mankato campus, celebrate with friends with some live music in our vibrant, historic City Center or taste some of our local wines and brews. You’ll find many ways to escape from the everyday when you visit Mankato.

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Rock Climbing
Test your climbing skills at the Rock Climbing Walls located on the campus  of Minnesota State University, Mankato.  This climbing wall simulates outdoor rock climbing with various levels of difficulty.  Go it alone or challenge a friend to a race to the top. Learn More. Go>

Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota

The Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota offers a fun place for kids to play and learn in an interactive and hands-on environment.  Kids will also enjoy special events at the museum including Toddler Wednesdays, Play Labs and Awesome Arts and Super Science activities.  Learn More. Go>

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Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota

The Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota offers a fun place for kids to play and learn in an interactive and hands-on environment.  Kids will also enjoy special events at the museum including Toddler Wednesdays, Play Labs and Awesome Arts and Super Science activities.  Learn More. Go>

– See more at: http://visitgreatermankato.com/mankato/explore/family-friendly-adventures/#sthash.wFH1Kid2.dpuf

Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota
The Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota offers a fun place for kids to play and learn in an interactive and hands-on environment. Kids will also enjoy special events at the museum including Toddler Wednesdays, Play Labs and Awesome Arts and Super Science Activities. Learn More. Go>

Betsy-Tacy

Take your kids back in time in the world of Betsy-Tacy. Mankato is the childhood home of Maud Hart Lovelace, beloved author of the famed Betsy-Tacy series of children’s books.  As you are visiting the many significant Betsy-Tacy sites try to erase the view of modern advances and imagine a simpler time of the early 1900s.  Learn More. Go>

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Burn off Some Energy
Spend the day at the Mankato Family YMCA. Kids love to run in the gyms, play in the Kid’s Gym, swim in the Taylor Family Aquatic Center and Pool or relax in the YMCA’s Pepsi Cube that has foosball, a climbing wall, video games and more. Learn More. Go>

Betsy-Tacy
Take your kids back in time in the world of Betsy-Tacy. Mankato is the childhood home of Maud Hart Lovelace, beloved author of the famed Betsy-Tacy series of children’s books. As you are visiting the many significant Betsy-Tacy sites try to erase the view of modern advances and imagine a simpler time of the early 1900s. Learn More. Go>

WOW! your Friends and Family
How about a little friendly competition? Make memories at the Wow! Zone Family Entertainment Center. There is fun for all ages with bowling, laser tag, mini-golf, arcade games, on-site restaurants and party rooms. Learn More. Go>

Escape the Weather
Whether it’s hot or cold outside, it’s always a cool experience with an escape room. Use your observational and critical-thinking skills to explore the elements of the room and use them to the solve the puzzles that will allow you to escape. Go>

Ice Skate all Year Round
Grab a pair of skates and head to All Seasons Arena to skate on the same ice a the Minnesota State University, Mankato Mavericks. More about All Seasons Arena. Go>

Bounce Around at Bounce Town
Head to Bounce Town to let you bouncers have fun while getting some exercise in the indoor inflatable play center. There is a variety of inflatables including bouncers, obstacle courses and slides. The little ones up to 5 years old will have fun in Wee Town.  Lean More. Go>

River Hills Mall
Spend the day relaxing and shopping the deals at one of more than 100 store in the River Hills Mall. Learn More. Go>

Maverick Hockey
Watch an exhilarating Minnesota State University, Mankato Maverick  Hockey game at the Verizon Center in Mankato’s City Center.  Join in the excitement of supporting our hometown, Division I team.  Afterwards stick around the City Center for lively nightlife and a local brew.  Learn More. Go>

Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota

The Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota offers a fun place for kids to play and learn in an interactive and hands-on environment.  Kids will also enjoy special events at the museum including Toddler Wednesdays, Play Labs and Awesome Arts and Super Science activities.  Learn More. Go>

– See more at: http://visitgreatermankato.com/mankato/explore/family-friendly-adventures/#sthash.wFH1Kid2.dpuf

Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota

The Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota offers a fun place for kids to play and learn in an interactive and hands-on environment.  Kids will also enjoy special events at the museum including Toddler Wednesdays, Play Labs and Awesome Arts and Super Science activities.  Learn More. Go>

– See more at: http://visitgreatermankato.com/mankato/explore/family-friendly-adventures/#sthash.wFH1Kid2.dpuf