Visitor Information

Mankato is a welcoming city that embraces active people like you. In addition to many wonderful events like the Mankato Marathon, we also have over 50 miles of local, county and state paved trails nestled in a scenic river valley that is perfect for runners or cyclists.

We are just a short 75 miles from Minneapolis. Our growing community offers all of the services you would expect from a metropolitan area with the hospitality and charm of a close knit community.

After a day on our trails you can relax at a concert, gallery or outdoor restaurants with friends. We have a thriving arts community with quality theatre, music, dance and visual arts. If you love music, you won’t be disappointed. We attract headliner acts like Elton John to our Verizon Wireless Center and have a booming entertainment district in our City Center.

Find out more about attractions, entertainment and culinary experiences not to be missed at www.visitmankatomn.com.

Lodging

You need more than a comfortable nights sleep before the big race. We have what you need. On-site restaurants; charming rooms for the B & B enthusiast; game rooms and swimming pools for kids; fitness and business facilities; or campsite/resort properties. Click here for list of all lodging options.

Consider staying at the Country Inn & Suites, the official Mankato Marathon Lodging Sponsor Go>

Dining

From sophisticated cuisine to familiar food, diverse tastes are well served by family restaurants, up-tempo night spots, distinctive fine dining venues and unique cafes catering to health-conscious diners and international palates. Check out dining options here.

Entertainment

Since you are in town for the Mankato Marathon you might as well make a weekend of it. Our vibrant, historic downtown offers live music and our civic center draws international headliner acts. You will find a packed year-round event calendar in Mankato including quality theatre, music, dance and visual arts. Check out what Mankato has to offer.

 

2013 Mankato Marathon Lodging Sponsor

allBrandPhotosCHI_52342240_Country_Inn_&_Suites_-_Black_-_JPEG_956x475_72dpiWelcome to my Marathon Country. Whether you are a spectator or a runner, the Country Inn & Suites Hotel and Conference Center will set your feet in the right direction. The Country Inn & Suites Hotel and Conference Center of Mankato is conveniently located at the intersection of Highways 14 and 22 in the beautiful the Minnesota River Valley. This AAA 3 Diamond hotel in Mankato is only six miles from race start at Minnesota State University, Mankato. First step, complimentary healthy-n-hearty hot breakfast, complimentary shuttle ride to the start line and sports drink for the road. When you return relax in the hot tub and rejuvenate in the comfort of our newly renovated rooms. Call 507.388.8555 for marathon details.

Greater Mankato Events

Find out more about upcoming events in Greater Mankato by clicking on the button below.

Greater Mankato Events

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Just for Kids

Kidz Zone 10.18.14 | 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Myers Field House – Minnesota State University, Mankato. Learn More. Go>

Toddler Trot and Diaper Dash 10.18.14
Myers Field House – Minnesota State University, Mankato. Learn More. Go>

10.18.14 | 2:30 p.m.
Minnesota State University, Mankato
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Attractions & Entertainment

Mankato is a welcoming city that embraces active people like you. We have over 50 miles of local, county and state paved trails nestled in a scenic river valley that is perfect for runners or cyclists.

After a day on our trails you can relax at a concert, gallery or outdoor restaurants with friends. We have a thriving arts community with quality theatre, music, dance and visual arts.

Find out more about attractions, entertainment and culinary experiences not to be missed at www.visitmankatomn.com.