Things To Do
Rochester, MN is known for the Mayo Clinic, but it also has a vibrant university, summer festivals with arts and crafts plus live music, and the second largest convention center in the state. Shop at Apache Mall or University Square Mall, then check out the University of Minnesota Rochester. This branch campus focuses on general health sciences.
You’ll find outdoor events at Peace Plaza, shows and events at Mayo Civic Center, and performances at Rochester Civic Theater. What better way to learn about Med City than with a tour of the city on a trolley? Ask at the front desk for details. The History Center of Olmsted County coordinates tours of Mayowood, the rural estate of Dr. Charles H. Mayo, the co-founder of the Mayo Clinic.