Hotels and Local Attractions

Local Attractions

While you are visiting your Maverick for Family Weekend, we encourage you to experience all of what Greater Mankato has to offer. Mankato is home to a wide variety of recreation, sporting, cultural, and leisure activities. Greater Mankato Growth is a great resource to find inspiration for what local attractions you may enjoy during your next visit. Check out Greater Mankato's Visit Mankato website for more information. 

Hotel Options

Not sure about braving your Maverick's residence hall room for Family Weekend? We get it. Check out Greater Mankato's website for a list of hotels you may want to consider for your upcoming stay in Mankato.

Campus Attractions

Fitness Trail

Enjoy our 1.5 mile trail behind Lots 1 and 2 that winds through various Campus Recreation areas, including the Andreas Observatory and multi-purpose fields. Walking, running, rollerblading, and bicycling are all popular along this new trail. More information, including maps, can be found here


Our on-campus Starbucks will have special hours in honor of Family Weekend. Stop by between 9:00am-10:00pm in the Centennial Student Union. 

Maverick Shop Bookstore

Our official bookstore for Minnesota State University, Mankato will have special hours in honor of Family Weekend! Stop by and stock up on all things Maverick gifts and apparel. The Maverick Shop is located in the Centennial Student Union.