Mankato, the county seat of Jewell County, has an historicly attractive downtown with several turn-of-the-century buildings. The Ute Theatre has been refurbished and is showing movies again. The Mankato Library is in a handsome building originally built as a YMCA. rn rnThe old stone jail which is one of several buildings that comprise the Jewell County Historical Society Museum, is on the National Register of Historic Places and is being restored. rn