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In Mankato, opportunity comes packaged in accessible, quality-of-life ways: dazzling (larger-than-life) arts and entertainment, year-round recreation, great outdoors, top-notch schools and promising career paths.  It’s where “you” time outstrips drive time.

In Mankato, opportunity not only knocks – it lives!

Explore even more of what Greater Mankato has to offer by taking our 360° virtual tours. Discover hands-on family fun at the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota. Cheer for the Mankato MoonDogs at Franklin Rogers Park and Division I hockey and A-list performers at the Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center. Take a scenic hike on meandering trails or canoe along the Minnesota River.

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 Internationally recognized artist, Guido Van Helten, is creating a massive silo art mural to tell the story of Greater Mankato; that we are a community with a rich heritage, a thriving present and a future of unlimited potential. MORE.

Photo courtesy of Sara Hughes, TRCA Mankato

Out & About

More Experiences. Stock a culinary kitchen from farmers’ markets. Enjoy chef-driven restaurants, ethnic eateries, fast-casual restaurants, craft breweries and more. Discover an abundance of savory experiences. In Mankato, opportunity not only lives – it captivates. 

No wonder Thrillest ranked the community one of its Top 14 Coolest Urban Spaces in America.


More Fun. Paddle a canoe through a scenic river valley, hit the slopes, or bike miles of paved trails. Year-round activities abound, from swimming to skating, snowshoeing to water-skiing, walking to marathon running, collegiate hockey to amateur baseball. In Mankato, opportunity not only lives – it entertains.

No wonder NewsCastic ranked Mankato’s Sibley Park one of the Coolest Playgrounds in Minnesota.

Arts & Culture

More Artistry. Take the downtown sculpture tour, visit art galleries, the children’s museum or a riverfront concert. Perform with community theater or the Mankato Symphony Orchestra; enjoy national touring artists on a state-of-the-art stage or acoustic guitar at local coffeehouses.  Mankato’s cultural scene provides an inspired quality of life. In Mankato, opportunity not only lives – it inspires.

No wonder Nerdwallet ranked Mankato one of its 2015 Best Small Cities in America.

Living Here

More Growth. As the youngest, fastest-growing regional urban center in Minnesota, Mankato is a market on the move! As a hub for health care, education, retail, agriculture and industry, with employers offering diverse and competitive career opportunities, Mankato simply offers more. In Mankato, opportunity not only lives – it enriches.

No wonder ranked Mankato 3rd in the nation for affordable health care.

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