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Rochester, MN Day Trips

Experience the scenic beauty and fascinating history and heritage of Rochester and southeastern Minnesota on a guided local tour or an enjoyable day trip. Take a trolley tour around the city, or visit Amish farms, the Mississippi River Valley, underground caves, and much more.  

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

Niagara Cave

29842 County Road 30 Harmony, MN 55939  | website

One of the most fascinating and unique geological attractions in the United States. During the one hour, one mile, guided tour visitors will ... more

Old Crow Amish Tours

101 Highway 52 Canton, MN 55922  | website

Located in the center of the largest Amish community west of the Mississippi river. The Amish lead a bucolic lifestyle and through tours, ... more

Pearl of the Lake

100 Central Point Road Lake City, MN 55041  | website

An authentic replica of an 1800's paddlewheel boat. The twin paddlewheels in the stern are the only method of propulsion. 90 minute narrated ... more

Pope & Young Club

273 Mill Creek Road NW Chatfield, MN 55923  | website

Located in the rolling hills and farmland of southeastern Minnesota, just minutes off of Interstate 90, the museum pays homage to the ... more

R & M Amish Touring

105 Coffee Street Lanesboro, MN 55949  | website

Take a step back in time and visit a variety of Amish family farms. Tour guides will describe Amish society as guests visit farms to learn ... more

Spam Museum

101 3rd Avenue NE Austin, MN 55912  | website

Visit the 14,000 square foot, admission-free museum that tells the history of the Hormel company and the origin of Spam. The museum features ... more

Treasure Island Resort & Casino

5734 Sturgeon Lake Road Welch, MN 55089  | website

Located right on the Mississippi River, casino resort boasts fine and casual dining options, a full-service salon and spa, a family-friendly ... more

Treasure Island's Spirit of the Water

5734 Sturgeon Lake Road Welch, MN 55089  | website

Guests can enjoy a unique experience cruising the beautiful Mississippi River. The 100 passenger cruise liner will take guests on a relaxing ... more

Whitewater State Park

19041 Highway 74 Altura, MN 55910  | website

Boasting picturesque limestone bluffs and deep ravines, the 2,700 acre park is an angler's paradise with brown, brook, and rainbow trout ... more

Whitewater Wines

10832 Fischer Hill Drive Plainview, MN 55964  | website

Located in the bluff country of Southeastern Minnesota in the uplands of the Whitewater river valley, and on 30 acres of prairie, hardwoods, ... more

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