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Rochester Destination Medical Center Ambassador Program Honoring Local Employees

The Rochester Destination Medical Center Ambassador Program will be honoring all local Certified Tourism AmbassadorsTM (CTAs) at a reception at Mayo Clinic at 7pm on Tuesday, June 11th. Individual ambassadors were nominated for a Star Award by fellow CTAs and then selected b...more

Touch Screen Kiosk Project Installation

The Rochester Convention & Visitors Bureau (RCVB) in partnership with the City of Rochester will be installing four interactive touch screen kiosks in the downtown skyway and subway system.more

Rochester to Host Legacy Destination Weekend

Rochester to Host Legacy Weekend August 18-21. A four day weekend featuring local legacy funded projects.more

Rochester DMC Ambassador Program Launches In Time For National Tourism Week

The Rochester Convention & Visitors Bureau partners with Mayo Clinic to turn front-line employees and volunteers into Certified Tourism Ambassadors.more

Girls' Weekend

Getting away with old girlfriends and family is especially fun in Rochester, Minn., due to its many shopping, dining and relaxing opportunities.more

Roadside attractions abound on America’s crossroads

Road. Trip. Are there two more exciting words in the American dictionary? The spontaneous, ticketless journey through America’s heartland is a guaranteed ride to an exciting adventure. However, as one travels down the congested highways many are unknowingly passing by fascinating landmarks on the parallel back roads, such as the historic corn tower in the heart of Roch...more

Healthy History Awaits Visitors in Rochester, Minn.

Nearly one out of every ten U.S. travelers participates in historical sightseeing and museum touring, according to the Travel Industry Association of America. As Americans demonstrate their interest in the country’s roots, they find that traveling to cities with historical significance is one of the easiest ways to see history brought to life. Visitors to Rochester, Minn...more

Strictly Business

For golf enthusiasts, sometime golfers or those entertaining clients, Rochester, Minn. is paradise. Boasting nine courses and 126 public holes, Rochester has affordable golf options averaging less than $40 per round and ranging from 5,823 to 7,209 yards and par 70-72.more

Rochester, Minn. Delivers Antiques On a Global Scale

Rochester, Minn. may be a small city of 100,000 residents, but it welcomes over 2.7 million visitors each year, largely because of the world-renowned Mayo Clinic. While travelers from far and wide frequent the city's many independent restaurants and hotels, it’s the strong antique community that reaps the most surprising benefit. The Minnesota Department of Revenue estim...more

Healthy Lifestyle in Rochester, Minn. Expands Beyond Mayo Clinic

Rochester, Minn.’s healthy reputation stems from its world-class Mayo Clinic and research center, but wellness-minded offerings like an expansive public trail system, walking route maps and subway and skyway systems make the city one of the best for men’s, women’s and children’s fitness. Whether for its contributions to public health or its convenient availability for th...more

Medicine and Gold Unite in Rochester, Minn.

With less than 180,000 people living in the Rochester area, it might be surprising that this mid-sized city boasts nine golf courses and 56,832 yards of beautiful fairways and greens. But when considering the number of physicians who work at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic, and doctors’ known love for the sport, it all begins to make sense.more

For the Family

Rochester, Minn. is consistently ranked among the best cities to live in the United States. Men’s Journal called Rochester the “#3 Least Stressful Place in the U.S.,” National Geographic Adventure listed it in the its “50 Best Places to Live & Play” and named Rochester to its “Top 100 Places to Live and Launch.” Rochester has made itself clean, safe and frie...more

Rochester Partnership Launches Community Host Program

Beginning November 1st, a partnership between Mayo Clinic, Rochester Senior Center, Rochester Downtown Alliance, City of Rochester, and Rochester Convention & Visitors Bureau will place volunteers in the downtown skyways and pedestrian subways. Officially named, Rochester Community Hosts, the volunteers will welcome visitors, answer questions, provide way finding assistan...more

Sight-Impaired Baseball Heroes Return to Rochester, Minn.

- 2010 World Series of Beep Baseball presented by Qwest welcomes new team, baby Guerra- Sight-impaired baseball heroes will be welcomed back to play in the 11th annual World Series of Beep Baseball presented by Qwest in Rochester, Minn. August 1-8. Beep baseball is a highly competitive sport designed and adapted for the visually impaired and blind.more

Rochester Amateur Sports Commission previews new three-on-three hockey boards, Announces tournaments

The Rochester Amateur Sports Commission (RASC) will unveil new three-on-three hockey boards at the Rochester Recreation Center Wednesday, May 19 at 3 p.m. The board system divides a regulation-sized rink in half allowing hockey players of all ages to work on their skills d...more

American League of Bicyclists names Rochester “Bicycle Friendly Community”

- Trails put city among elite group - Rochester has sped away with a “Bicycle Friendly Community” award from the American League of Bicyclists. The city is one of only 21 communities nationwide to be honored by the organization and among just five west of the Mississippi R...more

RCVB disappointed Mayo Civic Center removed from state bonding bill; National Volleyball Center remains

- Will continue to push for expanded convention center space to attract new business - The Rochester Convention & Visitors Bureau (RCVB) has learned that State of Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty removed the Mayo Civic Center expansion from its capital improvement bonding bi...more

Rochester Convention & Visitors Bureau names new board members, appoints Beltz chair

- Organization focuses on systems upgrades, marketing, Mayo Civic Center expansion in 2010 - The Rochester Convention & Visitors Bureau (RCVB) has appointed three new members to its board of directors and announced John Beltz, property manager for the Broadway Residence & S...more

The Goose is Loose in Rochester, Minn.

- Public art project celebrates Giant Canada Goose heritage June 20 to Oct. 22, 2009 - Thousands of Giant Canada Geese have flocked to Rochester, Minn., a mid-sized city in southeastern Minnesota known as the home of Mayo Clinic, for the past 40 years. This year, they will be immortalized with 5-foot, 550-pound proprietary resin sculptures placed in public locales throug...more