Looking for Winter Fun? Take the Family to Mankato, Minnesota!

Winter fun in Mankato, Minnesota : learning to ski at Mount Kato
Learning to ski at Mount Kato

Trying to avoid the winter blahs? Attempting to not hibernate like a bear? Or maybe you just need to combat cabin fever with a quick – and fun!- family getaway?

My family found plenty of winter fun in Mankato, Minnesota. We embraced the activities Mankato had to offer, and had an amazing weekend!

Family Winter Getaway in Mankato, Minnesota

published by Des Moines Moms Blog

I’m not fond of winter, though I am resigned to it. Growing up in Iowa, moving to Minnesota, then returning to Iowa, it’s obvious I’ve made my choice to deal with the harshest season.

But that doesn’t mean I have to like it.

My kids love it, though. And, being a mom, I don’t want to hold them back from experiences, regardless of my preferences.

Embracing Winter in Mankato, Minnesota

Just 3 ½ hours northwest of Ankeny, Mankato makes for a fun weekend getaway for the family. The college town is lively in winter, offering amusements from skiing and tubing to laser tag and theater.

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