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Rochester Tourism and Sightseeing
Rochester is a great place to visit. We have both the big city feel and attractions as well as the small town freindliness and cleanliness. One minute you can be touring the Mayo Clinic and and its historic neighborhoods and literally five minutes later you can be biking 1 of our 100 miles of paved trailes along the beautiful Zumbro River and through our vast park system.  Skip to Best Places to Stay. Best Time to Visit. View Map.


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Garvin Heights Vineyard
Garvin Heights Vineyard Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Rochester, MN
Winery in Winona, MN USA

Scenic winery located above the city of Winona in the bluff lands of southeast Minnesota, offers tasting and sales of a variety of wine styles. Established in 2006, the winery at Garvin Heights Vineyards, LLC evokes the taste and beauty of the Upper Mississippi River Valley. Visit our scenic winery located above the city of Winona in the bluff lands of southeast Minnesota.


Minnesota Marine Art Museum
Minnesota Marine Art Museum Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Rochester, MN
Art Museum in Winona, MN USA

Experience "great art inspired by water through four galleri Winona is home to one of the most substantial, dynamic and unique art museums in the Midwest--The Minnesota Marine Art Museum (MMAM).

Winona County History Center
Winona County History Center Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Rochester, MN
Museum in Winona, MN USA

Historical artifacts, displays and special programs. Time-line of Winona County. New Laird/Norton addition with exhibits, and museum shop. Founded in 1935, the Winona County Historical Society is Minnesota’s largest county historical society. It is located in downtown Winona at 160 Johnson Street in the historic former National Guard Armory (1915), and the recently opened modern Laird Norton Addition.

Bluff Country Jeep Tours
Bluff Country Jeep Tours
Recreation in Lanesboro, MN USA
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One hour jeep tours up and down the bluffs of Whalan Enjoy a thrilling scenic jeep tour through beautiful hills and valleys near Whalan. On top of the bluffs enjoy scenic overlooks, including a view of the river and bike trail.

Commonweal Theatre Company
Commonweal Theatre Company things to do on a rainy day in Rochester, MN
Theatre in Lanesboro, MN USA
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Live Professional Theatre The Commonweal is a non-profit professional theatre company dedicated to delighting and challenging the audiences of our region.


Great River Shakespeare Festival
Great River Shakespeare Festival things to do on a rainy day in Rochester, MN
Theatre in Winona, MN USA

Nonprofit, professional theatre in WInona, MN Great River Shakespeare Festival is a nonprofit, professional Equity theater company in Winona, MN, dedicated to dynamic productions of Shakespeare’s plays, extensive education and community outreach programs, and comprehensive theater training.

Minnesota Marine Art Museum
Minnesota Marine Art Museum things to do on a rainy day in Rochester, MN
Museum in Winona, MN USA

Great Art Flows Through Us The Minnesota Marine Art Museum is home to some of the best marine artworks in Middle America.

Polish Cultural Institute and Museum
Polish Cultural Institute and Museum things to do on a rainy day in Rochester, MN
Museum in Winona, MN USA

The mission of the Polish Cultural Institute and Museum is to collect, exhibit, interpret and disseminate the heritage of the Kashubian Polish Culture.

Silver Lake Boat and Bike Rentals
Silver Lake Boat and Bike Rentals
Recreation in Rochester, MN USA
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Paddleboat, Bike, Kayak and Canoe Rentals Silver Lake Boat and Bike Rentals is located on the shore of beautiful Silver Lake in downtown Rochester,Mn. We are complete with Paddleboats, Bikes, Kayaks and Canoes for Rental. You can rent by the hour, day, or month.


Winona County Historical Society
Winona County Historical Society things to do on a rainy day in Rochester, MN
Museum in Winona, MN USA

Regions finest museum Professionally constructed exhibits examine life in Winona as lived by both lumber baron and laborer.

Winona County History Center
Winona County History Center things to do on a rainy day in Rochester, MN
Museum in Winona, MN USA

Since 1935 the Society has been collecting, preserving and interpreting the human history of Winona County.

BoDeans at Mayo Civic Center Presentation Hall
BoDeans at Mayo Civic Center Presentation Hall things to do on a rainy day in Rochester, MN
Nov 04, 2017 (Saturday) Concert event in Rochester, MN USA

BoDeans November 04, 2017 at Mayo Civic Center Presentation Hall in Rochester, MN 8:00PM

Great River Shakespeare Festival
Great River Shakespeare Festival things to do on a rainy day in Rochester, MN
Jun 21, 2017 (Wednesday) to Jul 30, 2017 (Sunday) Theater event in Winona, MN USA

Great River Shakespeare Festival celebrates its 14th season! Great River Shakespeare Festival celebrates its 13th season! This summer GRSF features three productions, Richard III, Comedy of Errors, and Shipwrecked: An Entetainment.

Halestorm's Halloween Scream at Mayo Civic Center Auditorium
Halestorm's Halloween Scream at Mayo Civic Center Auditorium things to do on a rainy day in Rochester, MN
Sep 26, 2017 (Tuesday) Concert event in Rochester, MN USA

Halestorm's Halloween Scream September 26, 2017 at Mayo Civic Center Auditorium in Rochester, MN 7:30PM

In This Moment at Mayo Civic Center Auditorium
In This Moment at Mayo Civic Center Auditorium things to do on a rainy day in Rochester, MN
Next Month, Jul 29, 2017 (Saturday) Concert event in Rochester, MN USA

In This Moment July 29, 2017 at Mayo Civic Center Auditorium in Rochester, MN 7:00PM

Minnesota Beethoven Festival
Minnesota Beethoven Festival things to do on a rainy day in Rochester, MN
Next Month, Jul 06, 2017 (Thursday) to Jul 23, 2017 (Sunday) Festival event in Winona, MN USA

The Minnesota Beethoven Festival celebrates its tenth season

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker things to do on a rainy day in Rochester, MN
Thanksgiving Weekend, Nov 25, 2017 (Saturday) Theater event in Rochester, MN USA

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker November 25, 2017 at Mayo Civic Center Auditorium in Rochester, MN 3:00PM

NPC Med City Muscle Classic: Finals
NPC Med City Muscle Classic: Finals things to do on a rainy day in Rochester, MN
Sep 09, 2017 (Saturday) Sports event in Rochester, MN USA

NPC Med City Muscle Classic: Finals September 09, 2017 at Mayo Civic Center Presentation Hall in Rochester, MN 6:00PM

NPC Med City Muscle Classic: Pre-Judging
NPC Med City Muscle Classic: Pre-Judging things to do on a rainy day in Rochester, MN
Sep 09, 2017 (Saturday) Sports event in Rochester, MN USA

NPC Med City Muscle Classic: Pre-Judging September 09, 2017 at Mayo Civic Center Presentation Hall in Rochester, MN 9:00AM

The Art of Fine Furniture
The Art of Fine Furniture things to do on a rainy day in Rochester, MN
Jun 17, 2017 (Saturday) to Aug 11, 2017 (Friday) Show event in Winona, MN USA

4td Annual Art of Fine Furniture Exhbition This popular exhibit will feature all new fine furniture pieces created by regional artists and craftsmen.

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Best Places to Stay in Rochester


KRB ON 3031 TOWNE CLUB PARKWAY
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From $95 / night.


Swimming Pool, Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms.
Quality Inn And Suites Rochester
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From $56 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms.
Red Carpet Inn Rochester
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From $55 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms.
Residence Inn By Marriott Rochester Mayo Clinic Area
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From $109 / night.


Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms.
Towneplace Suites By Marriott Rochester
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From $104 / night.


Swimming Pool, Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms.

Best Time to Visit Rochester


The best time to visit Minnesota is in the summer and fall. Summer temperatures are mild with averages in the mid 60's and highs in the mid 70's. Nights are cool with lows in the mid 50's. Fall temperatures are cold with averages in the upper 30's and highs in the upper 40's. Fall nights are cold with lows in the low 30's.

Spring Visit Rochester in the summerSummer Visit Rochester in the fallFall Winter


Monthly Temperatures in Rochester


Month Low Avg High
January 3.7 11.8 19.9
February 10.6 18.4 26.2
March 22.6 30.6 38.7
April 34.6 44.7 54.8
May 46.1 56.9 67.7
June 55.6 66.1 76.6
July 60.1 70.1 80.1
August 58.0 67.7 77.5
September 48.7 58.9 69.2
October 37.1 47.0 56.9
November 23.7 31.2 38.7
December 10.1 17.3 24.5

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