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What are the major attractions in Mankato?

If your trip to Mankato is all sorted out but your travel itinerary is a bit on the empty side, we can give you a helping hand.

Stop by Sibley Park. It's one attraction you'll find on many visitors' must-do lists. If you still have space on that itinerary, Mount Kato Ski Area and Betsy & Tacys House Tours & Gift Shop will keep you busy too.

What are the best road trip destinations near Mankato?

With some great day trip options available in the surrounding area, renting a car makes sense. Without one, it wouldn't be half as easy to explore everything that Owatonna, 40 miles away, has to offer. Medford Outlet Center, Great Serengeti at Holiday Inn and Owatonna Public Library alone make the drive out here worthwhile. Situated 53 miles away, Hutchinson is another popular tourist destination. If you drop by, don't miss Hutchinson Mall, McLeod County Veterans Memorial Park and Crow River Winery and Vineyard.

What kind of rental car should I get for Mankato?

No other mode of transportation can offer you convenience and flexibility like your own set of wheels. Whatever the reason for your adventure to Mankato, CarRentals.com has a great selection of vehicles for you to choose from. Heading to the city with your sweetheart? Make things cozy by renting a mini or convertible. Great fun to drive and super easy to park, you'll adore sitting next to each other in one of these zippy rides. A van is a great option for big families. There's loads of space for everyone and you can venture where you want, whenever you want. If you're on the road for business, a premium car will take you from one meeting to another in style and comfort.

Should I get a luxury rental car in Mankato?

You're spoiled for choice when it comes to rental cars in Mankato. From SUVs with space to spare to zippy little compacts that make parking a breeze, you'll find it all here. Choosing your ride depends on how much you'd like to spend and what activities you plan on doing. Some road trips are just begging you to splurge on your dream ride, whereas other adventures require no more than an engine and four wheels. What type of car will it be this time?

What do I need to know about driving in Minnesota?

There's a whole lot more to cruising the roads of Mankato than just settling into the driver's seat and firing up the engine. Get to know a few important local traffic regulations here:

What side of the road do they drive on in Mankato?

In Mankato, you'll need to stick to the right-hand side. When exploring a new place, it's always a wise idea to choose a vehicle with automatic transmission. That way, you can focus on the road ahead and not stress about gear changes.

Does Mankato have peak-hour traffic?

One of the advantages of road tripping around a smaller city is less traffic, so you won't have to worry too much about peak-hour gridlock. With a population of around 39,300, you can expect a smooth Mankato driving experience.

Is it difficult to park in Mankato?

Finding somewhere to leave the car in Mankato is a piece of cake. You won't need to circle the block in dense traffic here — and that's what the locals love about it. There's plentiful on and off-street parking available.

Are there speed limits in Mankato?

Speed limits vary in and around Mankato, but generally range from 30 mi/h to 70 mi/h. Most residential zones have a maximum speed of 30 mi/h unless posted otherwise.

What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in Minnesota?

Usually, your chosen rental company will charge the amount stated on the fine to your credit card. Alternatively, the company may provide your contact information to the relevant local authority so they can issue a fine straight to you.

Are seat belts compulsory in Minnesota?

Seat belts should always be fastened in Minnesota. That being said, this rule may vary for some vehicles, such as those used by public transportation networks.

Is it illegal to use a cell phone while driving in Mankato?

As with many places, normal cell phone usage is not permitted while cruising in your car around Mankato. An exception applies for hands-free or Bluetooth functions. Just make sure you stay focused on the road.

What are the rules around drink driving in Mankato?

The legal BAC (blood alcohol content) limit when operating a vehicle in Mankato is 0.08%. If you're in the mood for a big night out, leave your wheels behind and organize some other way of getting home instead.

Is turning on a red light allowed in Mankato?

Yes, drivers are allowed to turn on a red light in Mankato. However, before you do you have to stop the vehicle completely. Continue only when the coast is clear of oncoming traffic.

Car rentals in Mankato: All you need to know

A Mankato car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even see what the rest of Minnesota has to offer. We've answered your most popular questions about car rentals in Mankato. Find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.

Where do I find a bargain rental car in Mankato?

CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to grab budget-friendly rates. Simply enter your travel dates and scroll down the variety of rental car companies, choose the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly offers in Mankato. You can also:

  • Read through the mileage policy to prevent any surprise expenses
  • Reserve your rental car as far ahead of time as you can
  • Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs if possible; they normally are more expensive
  • Compare daily and weekly rates; you might save more with a longer rental

Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.

What rental suppliers have agencies in Mankato?

From budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty to global names like Ace and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to get an idea of which is best for your next trip.

What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Mankato?

Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Minnesota town means you're bound to find an automobile that suits your needs. Some options include:

How old do you have to be to rent a car in Mankato?

Typically, to rent a car in Mankato you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to read over the rental agreement to figure out any additional charges will be before you book your rental.

Do I need insurance to rent a car in Mankato?

When cruising through Mankato or the rest of the U.S. of A., you'll need insurance. Many suppliers need proof of insurance before you rent a car. Most countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy temporary insurance with the rental supplier. Moreover, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.

Although many of the major card issuers, like Visa or American Express, offer some insurance, there are usually restrictions. For instance, they may not cover your rental car if you reserve a larger or luxury vehicle. Check the rental car company's policy before you decide.

What are the different fuel policies?

Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.

You will need to find a gas station close to the drop-off location

What fuel policy should I get?

We usually suggest that customers choose the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.

Is it worth getting unlimited miles?

Unlimited miles is a great option if you plan to do a bit of sightseeing or visit a lot of customers all over Mankato. You can drive as much as you like without incurring extra charges. Make sure to read your policy to find out if there are any limitations.

Know before you go

Before you get started on your Mankato adventure, check out a few things prior to leaving the car rental lot. It's important to:

  • Check out the car and determine if there is any dents or scratches. If so, mark it down on the paperwork
  • Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
  • Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
  • Figure out how to work the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city

Book your Mankato rental car today

Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Mankato has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the well-known restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the terrific sites in Mankato.

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