Three best day trip ideas for families near Mankato, MN
We are quickly approaching one of the most trying parts of the summer. Labor Day is still more than a month away. It’s probably going to get pretty warm and humid. Plus, we have to start thinking about back-to-school shopping. There is just a lot to deal with. Maybe taking a day off from work and going on an easy adventure might be exactly what everyone needs. A team of our product experts got together to come up with a list of the three best day trip ideas for families near Mankato, MN. Each of these options should make for a memorable day, without having to spend the night in a hotel. Let’s see what they came up with.
Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota
224 Lamm St.
The Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota is designed to make learning fun as well as helping kids (of all ages) burn off some pent-up energy. Some of the museum’s highlights include a huge indoor tree fort that is built for climbing. Additionally, there are exhibits that allow children to explore a variety of careers including train conductors, farmers and construction. Smaller kids will also have plenty of age-appropriate activities in which to participate.
900 Mound Ave.
Spending the day at the park might not sound like a terribly impressive idea. However, Sibley Park is widely considered one of the best of its kind in the entire state. The park is lined with safe walking trails that wind through meticulously-maintained gardens. There aren’t many kids who don’t love a petting zoo. After spending some time with the farm-themed playground equipment, you can take a quick walk over to the petting zoo and hand-feed some goats, cows, pigs and chickens.
Rock Climbing at MSU-Mankato
Myers Field House
730 Maywood Ave.
If it feels like your kids are climbing the walls, a trip to the rock-climbing wall at Minnesota State University, Mankato might be worth the trip. A professionally trained team will help everyone stay safe by attaching harnesses and holding lines to prevent falls. Located in the Myers Field House, there are climbing walls of varying skill levels with dozens of routes to take to reach the top. Assuming the weather cooperates, the university also has an outdoor climbing wall.
Hopefully, one of these day-trip ideas will work for you and your family. If a new Kia vehicle is the missing piece of the puzzle, make an appointment with a Kia of Mankato product expert today.