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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 Time to Visit. View Map.


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

Scenic winery in the bluffs with tastings and sales Enjoy the vine to glass experience at Garvin Heights Vineyards while looking over the vineyards and the beautiful rolling blufflands of southeast Minnesota here in Winona.


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

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.

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.

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. Please give yourself around an hour for the tour. Guided or self tours are available.


Silver Lake Boat and Bike Rentals
Silver Lake Boat and Bike Rentals
Recreation in Rochester, MN USA

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 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.The History Center offers three museums, annual events, a research archives, workshops, classes, tours and programs.

Get the Led Out
Get the Led Out things to do on a rainy day in Rochester, MN
Columbus Day Weekend, Oct 08, 2022 (Saturday) Concert event in Rochester, MN USA

Get the Led Out October 08, 2022 at CH Mayo Presentation Hall at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, MN 8:00PM

Jon Pardi: Ain't Always The Cowboy Tour 2022
Jon Pardi: Ain't Always The Cowboy Tour 2022 things to do on a rainy day in Rochester, MN
Sep 08, 2022 (Thursday) Concert event in Rochester, MN USA

Jon Pardi: Ain't Always The Cowboy Tour 2022 September 08, 2022 at Mayo Park at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, MN 7:30PM


Kevin James at Mayo Civic Center Auditorium
Kevin James at Mayo Civic Center Auditorium things to do on a rainy day in Rochester, MN
Sep 15, 2022 (Thursday) Theater event in Rochester, MN USA

Kevin James September 15, 2022 at Mayo Civic Center Auditorium in Rochester, MN 8:00PM

Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox
Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox things to do on a rainy day in Rochester, MN
Oct 20, 2022 (Thursday) Concert event in Rochester, MN USA

Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox October 20, 2022 at CH Mayo Presentation Hall at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, MN 7:30PM

Three Dog Night
Three Dog Night things to do on a rainy day in Rochester, MN
Jul 08, 2022 (Friday) Concert event in Rochester, MN USA

Three Dog Night July 08, 2022 at CH Mayo Presentation Hall at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, MN 8:00PM

Tom Segura: I'm Coming Everywhere World Tour
Tom Segura: I'm Coming Everywhere World Tour things to do on a rainy day in Rochester, MN
Sep 29, 2022 (Thursday) Theater event in Rochester, MN USA

Tom Segura: I'm Coming Everywhere World Tour September 29, 2022 at Mayo Civic Center Auditorium in Rochester, MN 7:00PM

Travis Tritt & Aaron Lewis and the Stateliners
Travis Tritt & Aaron Lewis and the Stateliners things to do on a rainy day in Rochester, MN
Aug 12, 2022 (Friday) Concert event in Rochester, MN USA

Travis Tritt & Aaron Lewis and the Stateliners August 12, 2022 at Mayo Civic Center Arena in Rochester, MN 8:00PM

Visit Winona
Visit Winona
Tourism in Winona, MN USA

Visit Winona is a destination marketing organization. Most people are surprised when they learn that Yo-Yo Ma has performed here or that we have a nationally cast Shakespeare festival and a month-long Beethoven Festival.

Gator Greens Mini Golf
Gator Greens Mini Golf
Golf in Lanesboro, MN USA

Miniature Golf Course Golf Course Located on the Root River Trail 4 miles east of Lanesboro, in Whalan, is the areas finest lighted sculpted 9 hole miniature golf course. It offers a challenge each time it is played. Picnic areas are available.

Movies in the Park
Movies in the Park
Movie Cinema in Rochester, MN USA

Join us in Downtown Rochester for Movies in the Park! Bring your lawn chair or blanket and gather under the string lights in Historic Central Park for this FREE, fun, and family-friendly outdoor event.

Movies in the Park
Movies in the Park
Movie Cinema in Rochester, MN USA

Black Panther Picture this: taking in a free movie with family or friends on a mild-temperature night.

Running Aces: Season Opener
Running Aces: Season Opener
Sport in Forest Lake, MN USA

Join Running Aces for the start of their 10th season! Running Aces Casino & Racetrack’s tenth annual action-packed harness horse racing season begins on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 6 p.m. Opening night will include food and drink specials, an opening day hanky giveaway and a family friendly environment for race fans.

Thursdays Downtown
Thursdays Downtown
Jun 16, 2022 (Thursday) to Aug 18, 2022 (Thursday) Festival event in Rochester, MN USA

A weekly summer arts, music, food, and community festival


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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.

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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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