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Rochester, MN Attractions and Things to Do

From festivals to symphonies, to incredible shopping and dining, Rochester, MN, blends historic charm and modern energy. Enjoy live concerts and shows at the Mayo Civic Center. Paddle the Zumbro River to take in the Midwest scenery. Discover the city's thriving arts scene, outdoor recreation and parks, historic sites, and renowned architecture, Home of the prestigious medical facility, the Mayo Clinic, it's easy to take time in between appointments and meetings to get out and enjoy all this city has to offer. Book one of our specials at The Towers at the Kahler Grand an explore all the fun things to do in Rochester, Minnesota.
Mayo Clinic Rochester

Mayo Clinic

Ranked #1 in the nation for being pioneers in medicine and research, visit this medical complex to get top quality care and the best medical knowledge in the country. 
Mayowood Mansion at Rochester, Minnesota

Mayowood Mansion

Declared a Minnesota Historic Site, tour the estate built by the co-founder of the Mayo Clinic, which contains lush green gardens and the doctor's impressive arts collection.
The Grand Shops of Kahler in Rochester Downtown

Grand Shops of Kahler

For a unique shopping and dining experience with over 65 stores, find the perfect gift throughout the Mayo Clinic's underground concourse, street level, and skyway.
Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial at Rochester

Soldier's Field Veteran's Memorial

Stroll the grassy pastures of this Rochester Memorial to honor, reflect and remember all Americans who valiantly fought for our country's freedom from the past, present, and future.
Rochester Plummer Building

Plummer Building

Decorated in bronze and marble, tour this building that was named after Henry S. Plummer, M.D., who designed it and created systems and procedures still in use at the Mayo Clinic.
Rochester, Minnesota Silver Lake Park

Silver Lake Park

Hop on a walking trail, swim at the beach and pool, or paddle down the Zumbro River to explore this gorgeous 6-acre park in Rochester, filled with endless outdoor recreation.
Heritage House at Rochester, Minnesota

Heritage House

Tour this historic 1875 Italianate Victorian home in Rochester, adorned with period antique furnishings and artifacts, dedicated to the preservation of the city's earliest heritage.
Quarry Hill Nature Center at Rochester

Quarry Hill Nature Center

Home to over 50 different species of live animals, a 1,700 gallon fish tank, and a bird watching room, spend a day outside on paved nature trails or exploring man-made caves & ponds.
SEMVA Art Gallery in Rochester, Minnesota

SEMVA Art Gallery

Celebrate local Rochester artists by viewing their work in a collaborative setting. Explore unique works of art ranging from paintings and photography, to jewelry and pottery.
Mayo Civic Center

Mayo Civic Center

Downtown Rochester's multi-purpose event center is the place to catch the hottest shows, concerts, sports, and performing arts.
Rochester Art Center

Rochester Art Center

Assisi Heights

Assisi Heights

Tour the spiritual center, education space, beautiful grounds, and the Italian architecture. This sacred institution for all faiths is designed for prayer and reflection.