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In addition to the Zumbro River flowing through downtown Rochester, Silver Lake is just one mile from the Mayo Clinic and is just a walk or bike ride away!
Excelsior, Minnesota is a darling waterfront town nestled into the southern shores of Lake Minnetonka. The history of this small town is fascinating and adds to the charm of its unique shops, dining, and attractions. A bonus to this day trip is a stop at the magical Tonkadale Greenhouse.
An important way to protect your home and family in case of a fire is to prepare and practice.  In case the unthinkable happens, you'll be prepared if there is a fire in your home.  Print out the checklist below to ensure that your family and home are as safe as possible.
Fall is a perfect time to get outside and enjoy the crisp air with your family. There's plenty to check out in Rochester MN with many fall festivals and events planned in the community!
Quarry Hil Nature Center has recently announced a big update! Don't miss that news plus all the great information about the upcoming annual Fall Festival!

Field Trip Friday: Pine Island

A stone's throw from Rochester, just 15 miles north on Highway 52, Pine Island is a quiet town with plenty of activities for the adventurer!

Field Trip Friday: Zumbrota

Pockets of culture and distinct spaces can be found in small communities scattered throughout Minnesota. Zumbrota is one of those treasured places. Located about 20-25 minutes north of Rochester on Highway 52, it is just a short drive away.

Rochester MN Guide to Free Fun

Rochester MN has so many options when it comes to free fun and free things to do! Use our guide to navigate all the Fabulous Free Fun in town!
The fact that several of the sculptures at Franconia encourage play is a bonus for kids and parents alike. With such a large space to roam, plan on bringing water and snacks for the littles to keep the energy up.
Whether you're looking for an opportunity to learn more about the world around you, or give kids the experience of learning through play, Rochester MN has several wonderful places to experience science.  Observe your environment, dive deeper into the world, and invigorate your minds by exploring all things science!

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Rochester MN Area Chocolate Shops

Everybody loves chocolate, right? Chocolate is a universal love language! We have gathered all the great spots in Rochester, MN to get your chocolate fix.

Rochester MN Holiday Guide