Voted one of the top 15 most livable small cities in America, Greater Mankato has everything one would wish for! Great shopping and health care with our Mayo Clinic Health System, many independantly own restaurants for dining, even 1st class sushi! Mankato is proud of our fantastic public school system and programs offered to area youth thoughout the year. We have wonderful parks thoughout and miles and miles of incredible trails for biking, running and cross country skiing. We even have an abundance of local rivers for an afternoon of kayaking fun. We host the Mankato Marathon and many other triathon activities and events!
Points of interest: Mount Kato, Seven Mile Creek Park, Red Jacket Trail, Sakata Trail, Minneopa State park, Minnesota River, Le Sueur River, Cambria, Minnesota State University, Bethany Lutheran College, South Central Technical college, Rasmussen Business college, Sibley Park, Taylor Center, Rasmussen Woods Nature Center, Mankato YMCA, Mankato YWCA, Lincoln Community Center, Mankato West High School, Mankato East High school, Roosevelt Elementary, Jefferson Elementary, Rosa Parks Elementary, Hoover Elementary, Monroe Elementary, Franklin Elementary, Kennedy Elementary, Washington Elementary, Mount Olive Lutheran School, Mankato Public and private schools, Riverfront Park.