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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.

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.

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.


AbbaFab at CH Mayo Presentation Hall at Mayo Civic Center
AbbaFab at CH Mayo Presentation Hall at Mayo Civic Center things to do on a rainy day in Rochester, MN
Jul 12, 2024 (Friday) Concert event in Rochester, MN USA

AbbaFab July 12, 2024 at CH Mayo Presentation Hall at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, MN 7:00PM

Barenaked Ladies: In Flight Tour
Barenaked Ladies: In Flight Tour things to do on a rainy day in Rochester, MN
Oct 30, 2024 (Wednesday) Concert event in Rochester, MN USA

Barenaked Ladies: In Flight Tour October 30, 2024 at Mayo Civic Center Auditorium in Rochester, MN 7:30PM

Billy Currington with Bryan Martin & Drew Green
Billy Currington with Bryan Martin & Drew Green things to do on a rainy day in Rochester, MN
Aug 30, 2024 (Friday) Concert event in Rochester, MN USA

Billy Currington with Bryan Martin & Drew Green August 30, 2024 at Mayo Civic Center Auditorium in Rochester, MN 8:00PM

Brad Williams: Tour '24
Brad Williams: Tour '24 things to do on a rainy day in Rochester, MN
Oct 24, 2024 (Thursday) Theater event in Rochester, MN USA

Brad Williams: Tour '24 October 24, 2024 at CH Mayo Presentation Hall at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, MN 7:00PM


Dropkick Murphys at Mayo Civic Center Auditorium
Dropkick Murphys at Mayo Civic Center Auditorium things to do on a rainy day in Rochester, MN
Oct 23, 2024 (Wednesday) Concert event in Rochester, MN USA

Dropkick Murphys October 23, 2024 at Mayo Civic Center Auditorium in Rochester, MN 7:00PM

Killer Queen
Killer Queen things to do on a rainy day in Rochester, MN
Jul 19, 2024 (Friday) Concert event in Rochester, MN USA

Killer Queen July 19, 2024 at CH Mayo Presentation Hall at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, MN 8:00PM

Leonid & Friends
Leonid & Friends things to do on a rainy day in Rochester, MN
Oct 05, 2024 (Saturday) Concert event in Rochester, MN USA

Leonid & Friends October 05, 2024 at CH Mayo Presentation Hall at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, MN 7:30PM

Mark Normand: Ya Don't Say Tour
Mark Normand: Ya Don't Say Tour things to do on a rainy day in Rochester, MN
Jul 27, 2024 (Saturday) Theater event in Rochester, MN USA

Mark Normand: Ya Don't Say Tour July 27, 2024 at Mayo Civic Center Auditorium in Rochester, MN 7:00PM

Nurse Blake
Nurse Blake things to do on a rainy day in Rochester, MN
Nov 08, 2024 (Friday) Theater event in Rochester, MN USA

Nurse Blake November 08, 2024 at CH Mayo Presentation Hall at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, MN

PBR 2 Day Package - Ticket Includes Access to all days
PBR 2 Day Package - Ticket Includes Access to all days things to do on a rainy day in Rochester, MN
Aug 24, 2024 (Saturday) Sports event in Rochester, MN USA

PBR 2 Day Package - Ticket Includes Access to all days August 24, 2024 at Mayo Civic Center Arena in Rochester, MN 7:00PM

Steve-O at CH Mayo Presentation Hall at Mayo Civic Center
Steve-O at CH Mayo Presentation Hall at Mayo Civic Center things to do on a rainy day in Rochester, MN
Aug 12, 2024 (Monday) Theater event in Rochester, MN USA

Steve-O August 12, 2024 at CH Mayo Presentation Hall at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, MN 7:00PM

World Ballet Company: THE NUTCRACKER
World Ballet Company: THE NUTCRACKER things to do on a rainy day in Rochester, MN
Dec 11, 2024 (Wednesday) Theater event in Rochester, MN USA

World Ballet Company: THE NUTCRACKER December 11, 2024 at CH Mayo Presentation Hall at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, MN 7:00PM

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.

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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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