Visit wineries and find other fun things to do in Mankato

Minnesota Mavericks fans find a welcoming home base at the Country Inn & Suites, Mankato Hotel and Conference Center, located about three miles from Minnesota State University, Mankato. You can take in the local arts at MSU’s Earley Center for Performing Arts or at the Carnegie Art Center. If you’re in town for a wedding or reunion at our hotel, take time to visit the many local vineyards to find a special bottle of wine to celebrate the occasion. For fun outdoors, find plenty of things to do through Bent River Outfitter, such as canoeing on the Minnesota River.

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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.

Bent River Outfitter

2.55 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 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 papermaking, bookbinding, and watercolor painting.

Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery

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 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
Founded in 1967, Mankato Brewery was the community's first production brewery. Today, the brewery is known for creating beers that celebrate the region's heritage and people.

Mankato Symphony Orchestra

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

Minneopa Golf Club

6.15 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, 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 groundbreaking 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, 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.