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At the confluence of the Minnesota and Blue Earth Rivers, the Greater Mankato area is full of rich and interesting history from its geological beginnings to the people who settled here. The area is full of must-see historical attractions.

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Betsy & Tacy

The Betsy-Tacy Houses attract readers from around the world. Local author Maud Hart Lovelace wrote children’s books based on her childhood in Deep Valley.


Native American history in this area runs deep and is not forgotten. The Annual Mahkato Pow-Wow and Dakota 38 Ride is about commemorating that history, honoring those before us and reconciliation between all.

Hubbard House

Still in its original form, the R.D. Hubbard House is one of the finest examples of the classic Victorian architecture in the city. It is open to tours and host to several events.