Visit wineries and find other fun things to do in Mankato

Minnesota Mavericks and Bethany Vikings fans find a welcoming place to recharge at the Country Inn & Suites, Mankato Hotel and Conference Center, located near Minnesota State University, Mankato and Bethany Lutheran College. Take in an exhibition at MSU’s Earley Center for Performing Arts, and check out the year-round Walking Sculpture Tour located in the city center. If you’re in town for an event at our hotel conference center, you can visit local vineyards to purchase a special bottle of wine to celebrate the occasion. Looking for outdoor fun? Bent River Outfitter offers plenty of things to do, such as kayaking or canoeing on the Minnesota River. Kids love visiting the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota or meeting the alpacas, goats, and horses at Sibley Farm.

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Terrace View Golf Course

5.1 mi / 8.21 km from the hotel
Enjoy nine holes of scenic fairways at Terrace View Golf Course, which also features a par-three course, a driving range, and a pro shop.

Mount Kato Ski Area

5.2 mi / 8.37 km from the hotel
Nestled in the valleys created by the convergence of the Le Sueur, Blue Earth, and Minnesota rivers, Mount Kato offers the perfect terrain for skiing, snowboarding, tubing, and mountain biking.

Bent River Outfitter

2.55 mi / 4.1 km from the hotel
Hike, swim, kayak, snowshoe, and fish your way through the Minnesota River area with a guided adventure from Bent River Outfitter, offering year-round excursions.

Carnegie Art Center

2.75 mi / 4.43 km from the hotel
The Carnegie Art Center displays a wide range of paintings, sculptures, and other works of art created by regional artists and MSU students. Take a peek at the center's schedule to find classes on drawing, oil painting, and watercolor painting.

Chankaska Creek Ranch, Winery & Distillery

7.81 mi / 12.57 km from the hotel
After harvesting plump grapes in summer and aging the wine in oak barrels, Chankaska Creek Ranch, Winery & Distillery bottles award-winning vintages that you can sample with delicious hors d'oeuvres and views of the Minnesota River Valley.

Indian Island Winery

11.63 mi / 18.72 km from the hotel
Built on the site of a former Native American hunting camp, Indian Island Winery is now a favorite destination for wine enthusiasts. During your visit, be sure to browse the winery's many artifacts.

Mankato Brewery

3.31 mi / 5.33 km from the hotel
Grab a beer infused with unique local flavor at the Mankato community’s first production brewery since 1967.

Mankato Symphony Orchestra

3.02 mi / 4.86 km from the hotel
Spend an evening with the Mankato Symphony Orchestra to enjoy classical, jazz, and family concerts designed to attract younger listeners.

Merely Players Community Theatre

3.33 mi / 5.36 km from the hotel
Catch musicals, comedies, and children's performances on the stage of Merely Players Community Theatre, a landmark in Mankato since 1982.

Minnesota State University, Mankato

3.26 mi / 5.25 km from the hotel
Visit the Mankato campus of MSU to cheer on the Minnesota State Mavericks or tap your toes to a musical at the Earley Center for Performing Arts. This large public university is noted for its programs in psychology and education.

Morgan Creek Vineyards

20.26 mi / 32.6 km from the hotel
Tour the underground cellars of Morgan Creek Vineyards, the only underground winery in Minnesota. Sip a glass of wine or a craft beer paired with wood-fired cuisine, and check the calendar to take part in the popular Great Grape Stomp.

Wow! Zone Family Entertainment Center

0.38 mi / 0.61 km from the hotel
Find entertainment for the whole family at the Wow! Zone, which offers bowling, laser tag, mini golf, and an arcade. Be sure to check the calendar for live music and other events.