- Our list of the best things to do in Mankato, Minnesota, features the top 33 nearby activities — including 13 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Mankato, MN has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Entertainment & Shows, Amusement, and Museums & Galleries.
- The results below include the top 23 things to do within the city of Mankato, MN , followed by 10 popular activities in nearby cities, including New Ulm, Kasota, North Mankato and Ely
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Lee's Champion Taekwondo Academy Minneapolis / St Paul MoreLess Info
Instructors teach kids tae kwon do with or without parent participation and provide family classes for all to join in and learn together
88% 94 votes
800 Sibley Park Road NE, Mankato, MN MoreLess Info
The Sibley Park Zoo was first opened in 1893. While it already has a playground, there are plans to expand this zoo even more, to include more animals and themed attractions.
95% 41 votes
Mankato, MN MoreLess Info
Red Jacket is a bike trail from Mankato to Rapidan. The route utilizes converted railroad trestles. The trail has some tree-lined portions which offer shades, and it is paved for smooth riding.
93% 134 votes
54497 Gadwall Road, Mankato, MN 56001 MoreLess Info
With its meaning being 'the water that falls twice', the Minneopa State Park has trails and camping sites. Fishing is allowed in designated areas.
100% 24 votes
530 N. Riverfront Drive, Mankato, MN MoreLess Info
Along with renting outdoor equipment such as kayaks and canoes, Bent Rent Outfitter - Day Boat Tours arranges river trips and other fun excursions. Each trip includes an experienced guide and all needed equipment.
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.
92% 25 votes
Hwy 169 between North Mankato & St. Peter, Mankato, MN MoreLess Info
Popular among the trout fishermen, the Seven Mile Creek Park also has trails with various degrees of difficulty, playgrounds, and picnic shelters.
100% 12 votes
332 and 333 Center Street, Mankato, MN MoreLess Info
The Betsy & Tacy's House Tours & Gift Shop preserves the childhood homes of author Maud Hart Lovelace, and her best friend. For fans of children's literature, the attraction provides a glimpse into the world of her classic books.
100% 14 votes
120 South Broad Street, Mankato, MN MoreLess Info
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.
100% 4 votes
523 S. Second Street, Mankato, MN 56001 MoreLess Info
Add some culture to the day with a live symphonic performance at Mankato Symphony Orchestra. Free youth concerts are offered, and other special events are held throughout the year that encourage community involvement.