Things to Do in Rochester, Minnesota

If you’re planning to visit soon or just looking for something to do over the weekend, there are plenty of fun things to do in Rochester, whether you’re with your kids, a group of friends, or just yourself.

Summer is a busy time for Rochester because it’s such an outdoors-oriented place. From visiting nature centers to exploring caves, you’ll never run out of things to do. Go biking in one of Rochester’s over a hundred city parks or go fruit picking at Firefly Berries.

If you’d rather go for something indoor, check out Soccer World’s indoor paintball field, or visit one of several area gyms for swimming and rock climbing. Parents with young children will enjoy a visit to Monkey Junction or Pipsqueaks, two local indoor play areas for children six and under, and the Minnesota Children’s Museum of Rochester.

These are all pretty active, but if you’d rather do something more relaxing, visit the Rochester Art Center that features a series of exhibitions with art from local and international artists, or head to the History Center of Olmsted County for a little local history. Wherever your interests lie, you won’t have trouble finding something fun to do in Rochester!


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