Mankato Trip

Mankato art work
@Marcyaz (35671)
United States
October 7, 2015 3:48pm CST
A few months ago I took a day trip to Mankato and visited some stores there and since I had never been there before it was interesting. It has a college there, extensive cycling trails, downhill slopes and river rapids. You will also find shopping, nightlife, entertainment and the arts. If you like fishing there are a lot of places to fish there also. You could also go to a hockey game, enter a rock climbing wall or listen to live music in the Historic City Center. You can also go kayaking down the Minnesota River. This Statue was in front of one of their Buildings and I am still trying to figure out what it is. Does anyone have any idea what it could be?
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@Susan2015 (20580)
• United States
7 Oct 15
The face kind of looks like a lion . It is very interesting.
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@Marcyaz (35671)
• United States
8 Oct 15
I thought the statue was interesting to see especially since someone thought to put a scarf on it. It is a cougar.
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@Lushlala (939)
• Gaborone, Botswana
8 Oct 15
@Susan2015 I also see that! All these cats, whether domestic or wild look similar.
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@Marcyaz (35671)
• United States
8 Oct 15
@Lushlala They do indeed whether large or small.
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@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
7 Oct 15
its a cougar, or mountain lion... a really cool one with that scarf!
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@Marcyaz (35671)
• United States
8 Oct 15
Could be a cougar or mountain lion and I really liked it with the scarf also.
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@garymarsh6 (14068)
• United Kingdom
7 Oct 15
I have never heard of the place in fact I was wondering what country it was in until I saw Minnesota. It looks like a wild mountain cat, puma or panther to me.
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@Marcyaz (35671)
• United States
8 Oct 15
It is a statue of a cougar which seems they roamed the area years ago. It is a very active town with lots to do.
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• United States
7 Oct 15
It is a mountain lion as we call them Marcy. Wow fishing? I am there!
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@Marcyaz (35671)
• United States
8 Oct 15
It could be a mountain lion, yeah lots of fishing around there. What do you like to fish for?
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• United States
8 Oct 15
@Marcyaz any kind of fish except catfish
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@Marcyaz (35671)
• United States
8 Oct 15
@TiarasOceanView They even have them here also. So no catfish lover you?
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@jaboUK (53924)
• United Kingdom
7 Oct 15
It's good to visit somewhere you've not been before. As some of the others hav said, it looks like a mountain lion or puma.
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@Marcyaz (35671)
• United States
8 Oct 15
I love going to places I have never been before and some say it looks like a cougar, mountain lion and now puma. I have no idea what it is just that it looked neat to me.
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@Raelove (16813)
• Saco, Maine
7 Oct 15
Looks like some kind of wild cat to me, a panther or lion of some sort.
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@Marcyaz (35671)
• United States
8 Oct 15
Right a cougar and I took the picture of it because it looked so unusual with the scarf around its neck.
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• United States
8 Oct 15
It is a Cougar. They are a symbol from the days of prairie towns in Minnesota and other States primarily to the west and south west of it. Mankato had a problem with them about 100 years ago.
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@Marcyaz (35671)
• United States
8 Oct 15
Wow now that I did not know thanks for that information.
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@wetnosedogs (1557)
• United States
7 Oct 15
Some kind of big cat that used to roam the area, maybe?
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@Marcyaz (35671)
• United States
8 Oct 15
Right a big cat called a Cougar that used to roam the area a lot.
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@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
8 Oct 15
I have not heard about this place but the facilities seems very exciting. I would like to visit such a place. I found out that it is a village in Mankota Rural Municipality in Canada and it is located on a highway. Is it?
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@Marcyaz (35671)
• United States
8 Oct 15
Not this Mankato, this one is located in Minnesota about 50 some miles from the Minneapolis, MN. and has a population of around 35,000 people.
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@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
8 Oct 15
@Marcyaz Thanks for clarifying.
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@Marcyaz (35671)
• United States
8 Oct 15
@dpk262006 you can check this out and it will show you some places there:
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@LadyDuck (157275)
• Switzerland
8 Oct 15
This animal looks like a cougar. This is a free to use image from Wikipedia and it looks like that statue.
@Marcyaz (35671)
• United States
8 Oct 15
It certainly does look like this picture of a cougar. How cool now I know what the statue is. Thanks for the picture.
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@LadyDuck (157275)
• Switzerland
8 Oct 15
@Marcyaz I love cougars, they are so cute, I immediately recognized the statue.
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@Marcyaz (35671)
• United States
8 Oct 15
@LadyDuck They look like a big kitty cat don't they? I wasn't sure what it was.
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@PainsOnSlate (20254)
• Canada
7 Oct 15
It looks like a cougar to me, a wild cat. My husband lived in that area for a year or two before we married. I visited but never lived in the central North.
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@Marcyaz (35671)
• United States
8 Oct 15
Yes as has been said it is a statue of a cougar as they used to roam that area a lot. Did you like the area when you visited him there?
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• Canada
9 Oct 15
He worked at Moorhead University, I though it was a charming area. But I don't remember much of it I was there for a very short time.
@Tampa_girl7 (25690)
• United States
7 Oct 15
It looks like a cat of some sort.
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@Marcyaz (35671)
• United States
8 Oct 15
A real big, big Cat I would say. Now we know it is a cougar.
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@rebelann (41230)
• El Paso, Texas
7 Oct 15
Yep, I think @jabo is correct, it looks like a mountain lion/cougar/puma, they are the same species just different breeds I suppose.
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@Marcyaz (35671)
• United States
8 Oct 15
It is a cougar statue since they used to roam the area a lot from what has been said.
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
7 Oct 15
It always proves to be interesting if we visit somewhere for the first time. Even if we arrive at an uninspiring location with nothing particularly special about it, the fact that it is a change of scenery can give it some value and add some interest to the trip.
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@Marcyaz (35671)
• United States
8 Oct 15
Even when I take a day trip to a small town there is always something of interest to see there like an old building or town hall that is ancient.
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@simone10 (21657)
• Louisville, Kentucky
8 Oct 15
It's probably the college mascot, maybe a cougar?
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@Marcyaz (35671)
• United States
8 Oct 15
It could very well be a cougar, I will have to look up what the college mascot is there.
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@simone10 (21657)
• Louisville, Kentucky
11 Oct 15
@Marcyaz Is this the same Mankato that they talked about on Little House on the Prairie?
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@Marcyaz (35671)
• United States
11 Oct 15
@simone10 Yes it is one and the same...
@cgalavia (1406)
• Philippines
8 Oct 15
Seems like anyone can enjoy in that place,lots of things to be done there. What did you enjoy most by going there? I have no idea with the picture.
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@Marcyaz (35671)
• United States
8 Oct 15
While I was there I went to the T-Mobile store (cell phone service) just to ask a few questions while we were there. Went to a couple of big stores like Kohl's dress store and a few other places there. Figure another time I will go back there and see even more. The picture is of a Cougar.
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@cgalavia (1406)
• Philippines
8 Oct 15
@Marcyaz I have a T-Mobile phone that is suddenly not working now.you mean you also shop there?I love what you are doing.Feeling free going here and there.
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@Marcyaz (35671)
• United States
8 Oct 15
@cgalavia I was looking around at he t-mobile store just to see what was new there and yes I take day trips usually to places I have not been before.
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• Grand Haven, Michigan
8 Oct 15
I don't know what it is, but if it moves call Ghostbusters!
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@Marcyaz (35671)
• United States
8 Oct 15
If it moves I am out of there in a flash.
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• Grand Haven, Michigan
9 Oct 15
@Marcyaz Well, be sure to record it first. It would be huge on YouTube lol
@celticeagle (118231)
• Boise, Idaho
7 Oct 15
Is it a college mascot statue? Sounds like this town would be great for an active person.
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@Marcyaz (35671)
• United States
8 Oct 15
Seems these cougars roamed the area at one time. The town has a lot of activites for an active person and the college people do a lot of the activities.
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@inertia4 (27665)
• United States
9 Oct 15
Sounds like an exciting time you had. As for that statue, it obviously is a wild cat. But what kind? I don't know. My best guess would be either a Panther or a Cougar or Cheetah.
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@Marcyaz (35671)
• United States
9 Oct 15
Good guess the consensus is that it is a cougar. I was a fun time also.
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@inertia4 (27665)
• United States
13 Oct 15
@Marcyaz Nice!!! I got something right. LOL. Nice statue. I love cats, especially wild cats like that.
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@Marcyaz (35671)
• United States
13 Oct 15
@inertia4 This one to see in person is really life like and I was amazed at whoever make the statue did a terrific job.
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@Lushlala (939)
• Gaborone, Botswana
8 Oct 15
It sounds fantastic! I'm glad you've been having fun getting out and about, Marcy :) I would definitely enjoy the cycling trails, downhill slopes and river rapids. ...although, i'd probably hike instead of cycling because I have sadly never been able to learn to cycle :(
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@Marcyaz (35671)
• United States
8 Oct 15
Really, I learned at a very young age to cycle but now I am no longer able to do so but it is a lot of fun whether you cycle or hike. Thanks it has been fun.
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@Lushlala (939)
• Gaborone, Botswana
10 Oct 15
@Marcyaz You're really best off learning at a very young age. However, when everyone else was learning, I was too busy wimping out LOL I now wish I'd been braver because cycling is such good exercise.
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@Marcyaz (35671)
• United States
10 Oct 15
@Lushlala That is very true and once you learn you don't forget.
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