- The list below includes 22 free or cheap things to do in or near Mankato, Minnesota, including 39 different types of inexpensive activities like Movie Theaters, Parks, Hiking Trails and Bowling.
- From Red Jacket Trail to Minneopa State Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Mankato and in nearby cities within 25 miles like New Ulm, Ely and North Mankato.
Tourtellotte Park is a community owned and managed park that features lighted ball fields, volleyball courts and a playground area. The park also offers picnic areas with grills, and has a community pool open during the summer season.
96% 24 votes
121 E. Cherry Street, Mankato, MN MoreLess Info
The Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota is a non-profit company that provides a fun, hands-on, interactive environment for children of all ages to learn. But even though it's geared towards children, adults will also enjoy touring the museum.
Carnegie Art Center is a visual arts gallery featuring the work of regional artists. Since 1981, the Carnegie has been documenting and presenting the contemporary culture of Greater Minnesota through the visual arts, crafts, and design.
76% 33 votes
2030 Adams Street, Mankato, MN 56001 MoreLess Info
WOW Zone Family Entertainment Center offers an array of activities. Patrons can bowl, play laser tag or visit the arcade. WOW Zone Family Entertainment Center also offers mini-golf and daily food specials.
86% 7 votes
415 Cherry Street, Mankato, MN 56001 MoreLess Info
The Blue Earth County Historical Society was founded in 1901 as a way to both preserve local history and share it with the community. The society currently operates the History Center Museum, the historic R.D. Hubbard House, the Research Center, and the Museum Gift Shop.
Renovated to include electric, reclining seats, Maverick 4 Theater features movies in their second run. Although the theater offers discounted tickets, it strives to provide a quality experience with comfortable seating, great sound and a variety of concessions.