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Things to Do in Rochester, MN
You'll find a dynamic array of fun things to do in Rochester, MN. Enjoy our city's vibrancy, beauty, and charm when you visit our picturesque parks, renowned historical sites, and high-quality galleries and theaters. Attend one of our festivals or events in Rochester, MN, take a trolley tour, or hike or bike on our 85 miles of paved trails that wind through the city. Then, stop in for a bite to eat in a friendly atmosphere at a Rochester, MN restaurant or one of our nightlife hot spots.
Discover more things to do in Rochester, MN:
- For seasonal ideas, check out our extensive lists of things to do in summer in Rochester, MN and things to do in winter in Rochester, MN.
- Plan an outdoor adventure at Silver Lake Park, Quarry Hill Park, or another of Rochester, MN's 100+ parks. Stroll through the parks' wooded tranquility in the summer, or build a snowman in the winter.
- Traveling with your children? Find things to do with kids in Rochester, MN.
- Enjoy a locally-produced glass of wine or beer at Rochester, MN's exceptional wineries and breweries.
- Explore downtown Rochester, MN. Downtown Rochester's hotels, stores, restaurants, and Mayo Clinic are connected via an extensive system of climate-controlled skyways and underground walkways.
- Shop at unique gift boutiques, beloved local apparel shops, and other one-of-a-kind independent establishments where you'll find only-in-Rochester items.
- Tour Mayowood Mansion or join another guided tour of Rochester, MN.
- If you want to explore other attractions and destinations near Rochester, MN, consider these top day trips.
Experience Rochester, MN to its fullest. Plan your visit today!