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Things to Do in Rochester, MN

Enjoy the vibrancy, beauty, and charm of Rochester, MN when you visit our picturesque parks, renowned historical sites, and dynamic galleries and theaters. Then, stop in for a bite to eat in a friendly atmosphere at one of our many celebrated hot spots for dining and nightlife. Plan your "play" time in Rochester, MN today!

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Twigs Tavern & Grille

401 6th Street SW Rochester, MN 55902  | website

Award winning restaurant and bar offering a large array of unique entrees in the small plates tradition and known for its Hot Rock Grilling. ... more

Rochester Trolley & Tour Company

101 1st Avenue SW Rochester, MN 55902  | website

Offering a wide range of various guided sightseeing tours aboard a trolley in and around the area. Trolley also offers riders the ... more

Rochester Trolley & Tour Company

101 1st Avenue SW Rochester, MN 55902  | website

Offering guide service for river and lake fishing including fly fishing and ice fishing as well as full day canoe trips. ... more

Rochester Trolley & Tour Company

101 1st Avenue SW Rochester, MN 55902  | website

Visit Amish farms, historic river towns, subterranean caverns, Laura Ingalls Wilder historic sites, and the scenic beauty of the Upper ... more

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The Escape Challenge // Central

20 6th Street NW Rochester, MN 55901  | website

Escape games are the newest craze sweeping the nation – a fun, team-building, brain-busting experience. The challenge is a real-life room ... more

63 Club

1726 S Broadway Rochester, MN 55904

Allegro School of Dance and Music

2342 Superior Drive NW Rochester, MN 55901  | website

Dance performances include the Spring Dance Concert, the annual Nutcracker production, Company Competition, Community Performances, and ... more

Allendale Park

1895 Allendale Park Lane NW Rochester, MN 55901

Hockey rink. Warming house, lights. Outdoor tennis court. ... more

Amish Tours of Harmony

45 Main Avenue N Harmony, MN 55939  | website

Harmony and Fillmore County as a whole, is an area rich in history, culture, and scenic beauty. A very significant part of the heritage is ... more

Archery Addiction

3020 N Broadway Rochester, MN 55906  | website

Indoor combat archery arena, combining the adrenaline of archery with the ability to shoot at people in paintball, with the rules of ... more

Assisi Heights Spirituality Center

1001 14th Street NW Rochester, MN 55901  | website

Situated on 100 acres and home to the Sisters of Saint Francis. Visitors are welcomed to an ornate lobby with slate floor, Italian marble ... more

Beetle's Bar and Grill

230 20th Avenue SW Rochester, MN 55902  | website

Offering casual dining for the whole family with a full lunch and dinner menu. Serving burgers, broasted chicken, wraps, ribeyes, and more. ... more

Bella Voce Young Women's Choir

564 Bluff Road NW Rochester, MN 55904  | website

Auditioned choirs for young women in grades 9-12. Performances include a wide variety of music and ensembles, and are open to the public ... more

Big Brad's on Broadway

309 S Broadway Rochester, MN 55904

Located in the heart of downtown and serving more than 30 bottled beers, 20 taps and a variety of mixed drinks. Live entertainment on select ... more

Bill's Guide Service

5865 River Ridge Court NE Rochester, MN 55906

River oriented fishing guide throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin. Fly or spin fishing trips available. ... more

Blue Moon Ballroom

2030 Highway 14 E Rochester, MN 55904  | website

Night club featuring a state of the art sound system and live music. See the current schedule of dance events on the side bar menu on the ... more

Bluffscape Amish Tours

102 Beacon Street E Lanesboro, MN 55949  | website

Located in the beautiful bluff country of Southeast Minnesota in Lanesboro, experience a unique Christian community life-style and step back ... more

Bounce World

4430 19th Street NW Rochester, MN 55901  | website

15,000 square foot indoor bounce playland. Featuring a packed full arena of inflatables which rotate from a large collection. In addition to ... more

Bowlocity Entertainment Center

2810 N Broadway Rochester, MN 55906  | website

A premiere entertainment center that includes traditional bowling as well as suite bowling area with 8 blue lanes, couches, a private bar, ... more

Broadway Bar & Pizza

4144 Highway 52 N Rochester, MN 55901  | website

Featuring homemade original thin crust pizza, New York style and authentic Chicago style deep dish pizzas with own secret sauce, special ... more

Brothers Bar & Grill

812 S Broadway Rochester, MN 55904  | website

Neighborhood bar & grill serving a full menu with breakfast, lunch & dinner. Full conversational horseshoe bar, ample seating and 10 TV's to ... more

Buffalo Wild Wings

3458 55th Street NW Rochester, MN 55901  | website

Serving award-winning Buffalo, New York-style wings, burgers, sandwiches and more. Beers from around the world on tap and wall-to-wall flat ... more

Calvary Episcopal Church

111 3rd Avenue SW Rochester, MN 55902  | website

The oldest church building in Rochester, and formerly the Mayo family church, it is among the oldest Episcopal parishes in Minnesota. The ... more

Canadian Honker Restaurant

1203 2nd Street SW Rochester, MN 55902  | website

Family owned restaurant since 1984. Preparing made from scratch recipes for breakfast, lunch or dinner, favorites include the Honker ... more

Cannon River Winery

421 Mill Street W Cannon Falls, MN 55009  | website

A winery conveniently located midway between St. Paul and Rochester in the heart of historic downtown Cannon Falls. Featuring award-winning ... more

Canvas & Chardonnay

317 S Broadway Rochester, MN 55904  | website

Locally owned venue offering art and wine entertainment. Follow an instructor step-by-step to recreate the evening's featured painting. ... more

Cascade Meadow Wetlands & Environmental Science Center

2900 19th Street NW Rochester, MN 55901  | website

90 acre nature preserve featuring two miles of trails that wind their way through seven different types of wetlands and three upland ... more

Charlie's Eatery & Pub

1652 Highway 52 N Rochester, MN 55901  | website

Homemade breakfast, daily lunch and dinner specials, appetizers, soups & salads. Serving 1/3 lb. Charlie’s Burgers made of 100% ground beef ... more

Chester's Kitchen & Bar

111 S Broadway Rochester, MN 55904  | website

Serving classic American food in a contemporary, casual setting. Seasonal al fresco dining on Peace Plaza downtown. Courtyard accommodates ... more

Children's Dance Theatre

101 1st Avenue SW Rochester, MN 55902  | website

A non-profit theatrical dance production company with dancers from many different schools, backgrounds, and communities, exploring and ... more

Choral Arts Ensemble

1001 14 Street NW Rochester, MN 55901  | website

A 40-voice auditioned adult choir performing concerts featuring a wide variety of performers and music genres. ... more

Cinemagic Hollywood 12 Theatres

2171 Superior Drive NW Rochester, MN 55901  | website

Stadium theatre featuring Barco DLP 4K Digital Technology. ... more

Colonial Lanes

1828 14th Street NW Rochester, MN 55901  | website

Offering 20 lanes of play and open for bowlers of all ages. Featuring extreme bowling experience with dancing lights, new music, and ... more

Color Me Mine

416 Crossroads Drive SW Rochester, MN 55902  | website

A paint your own ceramics studio with literally 100's of pieces to choose from. An open studio, no reservations required. ... more

Cowboy Jack's

1625 S Broadway Rochester, MN 55904  | website

A saloon type atmosphere serving lunch, dinner, breakfast on the weekend and happy hours. Menu includes salads, appetizers, burgers, steaks ... more

Crooked Pint Ale House

2723 Commerce Drive NW Rochester, MN 55901  | website

A nouveau urban pub with the feel of a local neighborhood restaurant offering a full menu and a generous selection of beer, quality craft ... more

The Doggery

18 3rd Street SW Rochester, MN 55902  | website

Underground speakeasy and cocktail lounge featuring specialty drinks. ... more

Dooley's Pub

255 1st Avenue SW Rochester, MN 55902  | website

Located in downtown Rochester. Appetizers, dining options, flavored martinis & mojitos to 16 beers on tap ready to be served indoors or on ... more

Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center

28097 Goodview Drive Lanesboro, MN 55949  | website

Nestled amid the hardwood forests and river bluffs of southeast Minnesota, the center provides experiences which empower people to care for ... more

East Park

1738 E Center Street Rochester, MN 55904  | website

A 9-hole fairly flat course, with dual tees and a large number of mature trees, evergreens, and little underbrush. Course is bounded by ... more

Eastwood Golf Club

3505 Eastwood Road SE Rochester, MN 55904  | website

Featuring lighted ski trail and five different loops through golf course and wooded areas. Trail grooming is done when there is adequate ... more

Eastwood Golf Club

3505 Eastwood Road SE Rochester, MN 55904  | website

An 18-hole course that wind through trees, marshes, and ponds with challenging elevation changes. Amenities feature a fully equipped pro ... more

Elks Lodge Room at Charlie’s Eatery & Pub

1652 Highway 52 N Rochester, MN 55901  | website

Taco Tuesdays, Thirsty Thursdays, Bingo on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Sunday Afternoon. Facilities also available for private parties, ... more

Elmcroft Park

505 Elmview Place SW Rochester, MN 55902  | website

The Escape Challenge // North

6301 Bandel Road Rochester, MN 55901  | website

Clocks, locks, and secret passages make a team-building experience. Teams of 4-10 players are locked in a fully themed room with two goals - ... more

Essex Park

5455 W River Road Rochester, MN 55901  | website

Featuring 4 different loops, winding through wooded areas and fields. Trail grooming is done when there is adequate snow base and are ... more

Explore the Zumbro

23 Bridge Avenue N Hammond, MN 55991  | website

Offering many amenities such as campgrounds, bed & breakfasts, lodges and hotels, motocross tracks, golf courses, a ski resort, state parks, ... more

Fat Willy's

4325 Maine Avenue SE Rochester, MN 55904  | website

A family neighborhood bar and grill with a garage theme. Menu features full flavor burgers, specialty dishes, all with take out service ... more

Five West Kitchen + Bar

1991 Commerce Drive NW Rochester, MN 55901  | website

New American cuisine, breakfast and brunch menu. Featuring patio with outside bar and fire table. ... more

Foster Arend Park

4051 E River Road NE Rochester, MN 55901  | website

Open Memorial Day through Labor Day, the beach is a popular location to take a dip and soak up some summer sun. The lake reaches 42 feet at ... more

Fox Valley Park

957 Foxcroft Circle SW Rochester, MN 55902

The Freight Yard

821 Civic Center Drive NW Rochester, MN 55901  | website

Carrying a wide range of tap beers and craft cocktails, along with a menu filled with creative appetizers, burgers, pizzas, and broasted ... more

Glynner's Pub

1643 N Broadway Rochester, MN 55906  | website

Serving over 50 kinds of import and domestic beer, and a full wine and cocktail menu. Specialties include burgers, seasoned fries, and hand ... more

Goonie's Comedy Club

2723 Commerce Drive NW Rochester, MN 55901  | website

Laugh it up with nationally touring comedians seen on Comedy Central, HBO, Showtime, and late-night talk shows. Performances every weekend ... more

Goose Egg Park

199 8th Street NW Rochester, MN 55901  | website

Graham Park

1570 Fairgrounds Avenue SE Rochester, MN 55904  | website

Studio rink and hockey rink. Warming house, lights. ... more

Grand Rounds Brew Pub

4 3rd Street SW Rochester, MN 55902  | website

A neighborhood pub in the heart of the city serving fresh, local food and craft beer brewed on site. ... more

Greater Rochester Arts and Cultural Trust

30 Civic Center Drive SE Rochester, MN 55904  | website

Enriching the area and connecting resources for arts-related matters by ensuring the continued celebration, promotion, and advocacy of the ... more

Hadley Creek Golf Course and Learning Center

2427 Hadley Valley Road NE Rochester, MN 55906  | website

A 9-hole course with stimulating Par 32, large, flat 300+ yard driving range with 30 stations and a variety of targets, and practice putting ... more

The Half Barrel Bar & Kitchen

304 1st Avenue SW Rochester, MN 55902  | website

Casual and fine dining serving lunch, dinner, and a long list of specialty cocktails. Offering over 150 types of whiskey and various whiskey ... more

Hefe Rojo

216 1st Avenue SW Rochester, MN 55902  | website

A creative take on Mexican food in a playful modern space. Lots of Tequila, margaritas, and fresh craft cocktails. Tap Mexican and American ... more

Heritage House Victorian Museum

225 1st Avenue NW Rochester, MN 55901  | website

Guests can see how life was lived in the 1800's in this Italianate-style home that was built in 1875 for Timothy and Eliza Whiting. Now ... more

Hill Theatre

851 30th Avenue SE Rochester, MN 55904  | website

Offering main stage production, giving students an opportunity to be involved in all aspects of productions. Located on the RCTC campus. ... more

Historic Bluff Country

303 S Elm Street Rushford, MN 55971  | website

This area located just south of I-90, has earned the title with its unspoiled scenic beauty, friendly people, well-preserved communities, ... more

Historic Forestville

21899 County 118 Preston, MN 55965  | website

Walk across the Carnegie Steel Bridge into 1899 Forestville, see 19th century merchandise in the Meighen family store, discover what's ... more

History Center of Olmsted County

1195 W Circle Drive SW Rochester, MN 55902  | website

Discover the colorful past and fabric of life of Rochester and Olmsted County. The museum is open year-round and contains rare pictures, ... more

Honors Choirs of Southeast Minnesota

1001 14th Street NW Rochester, MN 55901  | website

Consisting of five youth choirs, grades 1-12, and performing several major concerts for the community as well as regularly touring area ... more

Ironwood Springs Christian Ranch

7291 County Road 6 SW Stewartville, MN 55976  | website

A Christian Camp and Conference/Retreat Center, specializing in programs and events for youth, physically disabled, cognitively disabled, ... more

The Jive Mill

212 N Broadway Rochester, MN 55906  | website

Music venue hosting small, unique performances for music lovers and musicians, set in an intimate space with a capacity of just under 50. ... more

Judd Park

3812 3rd Street NW Rochester, MN 55901  | website

No supervision or warming facilities available. ... more

Kathy's Pub

307 S Broadway Rochester, MN 55904  | website

Located in downtown Rochester and featuring a rooftop patio. Offering live band performances every Friday & Saturday night on the 1st floor, ... more

Kings Crossing Bar & Grill

915 21st Avenue SE Rochester, MN 55904  | website

Neighborhood bar and grill serving traditional American entrees for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Menu includes buffets, burgers and ... more

Kinney Creek Brewery

1016 7th Street NW Rochester, MN 55901  | website

Making several varieties of Midwest brewed beer and sourcing many ingredients from local neighbors. Currently introducing products to ... more

La Crosse Queen Cruises

405 Veterans Memorial Drive La Crosse, WI 54602  | website

A modern-day replica of the grand river boats that plied the Mississippi River in the late 19th century. Cruising out of La Crosse, WI, the ... more

La Vetta

30 3rd Street SE Rochester, MN 55904  | website

Treat yourself to a cocktail and a panoramic view from the seventh-story rooftop lounge at La Vetta. Located in downtown Rochester in the H3 ... more

Lake City Tourism Bureau

101 W Center Street Lake City, MN 55041  | website

Nestled along the banks of Lake Pepin and the Mississippi River, just 45 minutes north of Rochester on Highway 61, also known as the Great ... more

Lanesboro

100 Milwaukee Road Lanesboro, MN 55949  | website

A hidden gem situated on the banks of the Root River Valley in Southeastern Minnesota, 50 minutes from Rochester. Visitors come year round ... more

Legends Bar-N-Grill

11 4th Street SE Rochester, MN 55904

Happy hour, late night entertainment, live music, DJs, pool tables, darts and other games. Located in downtown Rochester with large outdoor ... more

Lincolnshire Park

5276 Members Parkway NW Rochester, MN 55901  | website

Studio rink strictly for public skating; no hockey allowed. No warming house, no lights. ... more

The Loop

318 1st Avenue SW Rochester, MN 55902  | website

Happy hour and late night specials as well as a live DJ on Fridays & Saturdays. Full lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch menus. ... more

The Lyra Baroque Orchestra

275 E 4th Street St. Paul, MN 55101  | website

An ensemble performing 17th and 18th century music, regionally and internationally since 1985, utilizing period instruments and intimate ... more

The Machine Shed

11 2nd Street NE Rochester, MN 55906

Arcade and nostalgia experience. Pay at the door, game the whole time. Featuring multicade cabinets containing hundreds of classic arcade ... more

Mall of America

60 E Broadway Bloomington, MN 55425  | website

Enjoy over 520 retail and specialty stores including Nordstrom and Macy’s. Experience unique dining and entertainment at over 50 restaurants ... more

Manor Park

4238 Manor Park Drive NW Rochester, MN 55901  | website

Hockey rink. Warming house, lights. ... more

Mantorville

21 5th Street E Mantorville, MN 55955  | website

A quaint, small hamlet city, reminiscent of a time in the past. Founded in 1854, the city is one of the oldest in Minnesota and named after ... more

Mantorville Opera House

5 5th Street W Mantorville, MN 55955

After a devastating fire that wiped away parts of the central downtown area, this building was built in 1918, as a center of theater and ... more

Maple Valley Golf and Country Club

8600 Maple Valley Road SE Rochester, MN 55904  | website

This 18-hole course is cradled by limestone bluffs and the Root River, giving the course a natural difficulty such as teeing off of a 50 ... more

Martini's

20 2nd Avenue SW Rochester, MN 55902  | website

Over 60 Martini choices, a wide variety of appetizers, and a full menu. Located in the Kahler Grand Hotel in the heart of downtown, across ... more

Mayo Civic Center

30 Civic Center Drive SE Rochester, MN 55904  | website

Southern Minnesota's premier destination for local, regional, national, and international conventions, social events, sporting ... more

Harmony for Mayo Program

200 1st Street SW Rochester, MN 55905  | website

Free weekly concerts performed on Mondays from 12:10pm-1pm on the Mayo Clinic campus, featuring a variety of artists and musical genres. All ... more

Mayo Clinic Tours

200 1st Street SW Rochester, MN 55905  | website

All tours at Mayo Clinic are restricted to patients and their guests the day they are on campus for medical appointments. Tours begin in ... more

Mayowood Mansion

3720 Mayowood Road SW Rochester, MN 55902  | website

The historic home of three generations of the famous Mayo family. The five story stone structure contains 100 rooms in a beautiful rural ... more

Med City Football Club

851 30th Avenue SE Rochester, MN 55904  | website

A top-level adult, amateur soccer team based out of Rochester. The club is an expansion franchise of the National Premier Soccer League ... more

Minnesota Children's Museum Rochester

1643 N Broadway Rochester, MN 55906  | website

An interactive world that ignites children's curiosity, increases understanding and sparks an appreciation for learning. A 5,000 square foot ... more

Mississippi River

101 W Center Street Lake City, MN 55041  | website

Minnesota is the headwaters state, and its Great River Road takes visitors through many unique landscapes. From the humble source of the ... more

Mystery Cave State Park

21071 County 118 Preston, MN 55965  | website

See natural wonders above and below ground and explore the cave world with its stalactites, stalagmites, and underground pools. Park ... more

Nachreiner Park

2200 25th Avenue NW Rochester, MN 55901  | website

Hockey rink. No warming house, has lights. ... more

National Eagle Center

50 Pembroke Avenue Wabasha, MN 55981  | website

A world-class interpretive center located on the banks of the Mississippi River in Wabasha, MN. The center is home to non-releasable bald ... more

National Trout Center

120 St. Anthony Street S Preston, MN 55965  | website

Offers daily advice, workshops, and clinics on angling arts and stream ecology that are unique to the region. Featuring fly casting, knot ... more

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