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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Shopping Mall
“Nice-sized mall, first run films, a large food court with carousel, and good shopping choices”
  • 2 locals recommend
Cafe
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“They offer selections even Starbucks doesn't have- true coffeehouse style drinks. Ask for a recommendation on what to get because if you like to try new things. We think you will pleased with it.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Great, local coffee shop that serves good food, too. You might also hear some local musicians if you time it right--check out their Facebook page for daily details.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Ski Area
“In the winter - Skiing, Snowboarding, Tubing. In the Summer - Mountain biking”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“Great menu and service in a beautiful restaurant. Local beers and wines with outdoor seating. Live music often with trivia contests on most Thursday nights. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“Small intimate setting, casual comfortable environment and great karaoke on Thursday nights ”
  • 1 local recommends
University
“Five minutes drive to MN Vikings Training Camp, Minnesota Timberwolves Training camp, or to visit your college student at the University campus. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bowling Alley
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“Great family entertainment, Bowling, laser tag, arcade, plus meeting & conference rooms and GREAT food to top it off. Parties and wedding receptions are easy at the Wow Zone. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
  • 2 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Local pizza joint about 10 minutes away on foot. They don't skimp on cheese, so you might want to ask for "1/2 cheese".”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bakery
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  • 2 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Mankato Brewery started producing beers in 2012, and is proud to revive the brewing tradition in the Key City. Mankato Brewery is the first production brewery in the community since 1967. Focused on creating authentic beers that reflect the heritage of the region and its people.”
  • 1 local recommends
Night Club
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“Wednesday nights "bang bang" shrimp night, fine dining, great atmosphere and good drinks”
  • 2 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“HyVee is our favorite grocery-bakery-pharmacy. Produce is fresh, with organic options. They have a bulk natural products department that is excellent and a delicious bakery. Their deli is a great place for a buffet meal, with the options created in their own kitchens.”
  • 1 local recommends
Movie Theatre
  • 2 locals recommend
Route
“Extensive, paved trail system for walking, running, biking, rollerblading, cross country skiing-- head out of town for scenery or take the trail into town”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bakery
“Great, local coffee shop that serves good food, too. You might also hear some local musicians if you time it right--check out their Facebook page for daily details.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Great menu and service in a beautiful restaurant. Local beers and wines with outdoor seating. Live music often with trivia contests on most Thursday nights. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“Small intimate setting, casual comfortable environment and great karaoke on Thursday nights ”
  • 1 local recommends
Bowling Alley
“Great family entertainment, Bowling, laser tag, arcade, plus meeting & conference rooms and GREAT food to top it off. Parties and wedding receptions are easy at the Wow Zone. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Local pizza joint about 10 minutes away on foot. They don't skimp on cheese, so you might want to ask for "1/2 cheese".”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bakery
  • 2 locals recommend
Night Club
“Wednesday nights "bang bang" shrimp night, fine dining, great atmosphere and good drinks”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend

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