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History Center of Olmsted County

Established in 1926, by its founder Burton Eaton, the History Center of Olmsted County collects, preserves and interprets the history of Olmsted County. This independent not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization is governed by its membership through a Board of Directors. Today the History Center of Olmsted County actively serves Olmsted County and the Southeastern Minnesota region by collecting, preserving and interpreting the history and heritage of the region and offering a varied presentation of educational and outreach programs, special events, museum exhibits, a research center and archives.

1195 West Circle Drive SW (Cty Rd 22)
Rochester, Minnesota 55902
+1-507-282-9447
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Mayo Civic Center

The Mayo Civic Center is Southern Minnesota's largest event center and top destination for high quality entertainment and professional events.

30 Civic Center Drive Southeast
Rochester, Minnesota 55902
+1-800-422-2199 or +1-507-328-2220
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Mayo Clinic Tours

Mayo Clinic offers a free guided tour for patients and their guests while they are at Mayo. The tour includes a 15-minute film about Mayo Clinic, followed by a one-hour walking tour of the downtown campus. The tour is offered at 10 a.m., Monday through Friday. Children must be accompanied by an adult. See the website for more information.

200 1st Street SW
Rochester, Minnesota 55902
+1-507-538-0440
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Mayowood Mansion

Dr. Charles H. Mayo, co-founder of the Mayo Clinic, built Mayowood in 1911. He lived in it until 1939. The estate features gardens and Dr. Mayo’s decorative arts collection. Over 40 rooms are furnished in French, English, Spanish, German and American antiques.

After taking ownership of the mansion in 1965, the Olmsted County Historical Society operated Mayowood Mansion as a historic house museum. The mansion has been maintained as it was when last occupied by Doctor and Mrs. Charles W. Mayo and is used to interpret the lives of this famous medical family.

3720 Mayowood Road SW
Rochester, Minnesota 55902
+1-507-282-9447
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Oxbow Park and Zollman Zoo

Oxbow Park offers almost any outdoor enthusiast a chance to pursue his or her favorite activity: hiking, camping, fishing, picnics. Park facilities include hiking trails, campground, four picnic areas, each with a covered shelter. One of the areas also has playground equipment, and a ball field is maintained during the summer for public use. Oxbow campground in a semi-primitive area has 30 campsites available, running water, restrooms, and showers. These facilities in connection with the nature center and Zollman Zoo, offer any visitor a number of ways to enjoy leisure time outdoors.

5731 County Road 105 NW
Byron, Minnesota 55920
+1-507-775-2451
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Plummer House of the Arts

The Plummer House of the Arts serves as a tourist attraction, a facility for weddings, receptions, meetings, instructional classes, and parties for groups up to 100 people.  The facility is under the general supervision of the Director of Parks and Recreation.  Rental of the house includes the grounds.

1091 Plummer Lane SW
Rochester, Minnesota 55902
+1-507-328-2525
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Quarry Hill Nature Center

Minutes away from busy downtown Rochester, Quarry Hill Nature Center is a welcome retreat for anyone who loves nature.

701 Silver Creek Road NE
Rochester, Minnesota 55906
+1-507-328-3950
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Rochester Art Center

Rochester Art Center offers the opportunity for all people to understand and value the arts through innovative experiences with contemporary art. Through world-class exhibitions and programs, we present a welcoming, integrated, and diverse experience that encourages questioning, creativity, and critical thinking. These exhibitions and programs are designed to reflect the dynamic relationship between art and society. 

40 Civic Center Drive SE
Rochester, Minnesota 55904
+1-507-282-8629
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Experience Rochester

Named "Best Small City" in America by the nationally recognized magazine, Rochester merges a cosmopolitan atmosphere with Midwestern hospitality giving convention attendees a most memorable experience.

30 Civic Center Drive SE, Suite 200
Rochester, Minnesota 55904
+1-507-288-4331 / +1-800-634-8277
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Rochester Trolley Tour

The Rochester Trolley & Tour Co. operates Rochester’s premier Hop-On Hop-Off city sightseeing tour in their classic red and green trolleys, as well as many other public sightseeing tours, including tours to Old Order Amish Country and the Scenic Mississippi River Valley.

503 14th Ave SW
Rochester, Minnesota 55902
+1-507-421-0573
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Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial

The Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial honors all American veterans who, although separated by generations, share a common undeniable goal - to valiantly protect our country's freedoms.

3rd Avenue and 7th Street SW
Rochester, Minnesota 55904
+1-507-289-8981
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