Visit wineries and find other fun things to do in Mankato
Minnesota Mavericks fans find a welcoming place to recharge at the Country Inn & Suites, Mankato Hotel and Conference Center, located about three miles from Minnesota State University, Mankato. If cultural experiences are on your agenda, take in a show or an exhibition at MSU’s Earley Center for Performing Arts or the Carnegie Art Center. If you’re in town for a wedding or reunion 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.
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Terrace View Golf Course5.1 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.
Bent River Outfitter2.55 mi / 4.1 km from the hotel
Hike, swim, kayak, snowshoe, and picnic your way through the Minnesota River area with a guided adventure from Bent River Outfitter, offering year-round excursions.
Carnegie Art Center2.75 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 papermaking, bookbinding, and watercolor painting.
Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery7.81 mi / 12.57 km from the hotel
After harvesting plump grapes in summer and aging the wine in oak barrels, Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery bottles award-winning vintages that you can sample with delicious hors d'oeuvres and views of the Minnesota River Valley.
Indian Island Winery11.63 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 Brewery3.31 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 Orchestra3.02 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 Theatre3.33 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.
Minneopa Golf Club6.15 mi / 9.9 km from the hotel
For an afternoon on the greens, head to Minneopa Golf Club for a round of golf or some practice swings at the driving range. Want to celebrate your best shot of the day? Order a drink and raise your glass at the clubhouse's sports bar.
Minnesota State University, Mankato3.26 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 groundbreaking programs in psychology and education.
Morgan Creek Vineyards20.26 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 Center0.38 mi / 0.61 km from the hotel
Find entertainment for the whole family at the WOW! Zone, offering bowling, laser tag, mini golf, and the largest arcade in southern Minnesota. After a game, enjoy live music as you chow down on a pizza or a burger.