4 days in Mankato & Taylors Falls Itinerary

4 days in Mankato & Taylors Falls Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Minnesota trip planner
©
Make it your trip
Drive
1
Mankato
— 1 night
Drive
2
Taylors Falls
— 2 nights
Drive

S M T W T F S
14
15
16
17
18
19
20

Mankato — 1 night

Mankato is a city in Blue Earth, Nicollet, and Le Sueur counties in the state of Minnesota. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Sibley Park Zoo, then admire the majestic nature at Minneopa State Park, then grab your bike and head to Red Jacket Trail, and finally walk around Reconciliation Park. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at River Bend Nature Center, stop by Minnesota's Largest Candy Store, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Mankato day trip planner.

Minneapolis to Mankato is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In August, daytime highs in Mankato are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Taylors Falls.
more
Parks · Trails · Wildlife · Shopping
Side Trips

Taylors Falls — 2 nights

Taylors Falls is a city in Chisago County, Minnesota, United States, located at the junction of U.S. Highway 8 and Minnesota State Highway 95. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at FAWN DOE ROSA Wildlife Educational Park, then take in the dramatic scenery at Cascade Falls, then walk around Franconia Sculpture Park, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Interstate State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Crex Meadows Wildlife Area and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Taylors Falls trip maker site.

You can drive from Mankato to Taylors Falls in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.
more
Parks · Adventure · Tours · Wildlife
Side Trips