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For a $4 entrance fee during the open gym time (usually Friday from 6-9pm or Sunday from 6-10pm), you will get a fun volleyball exercise.I am an avid volleyball player and this is the best town where you can find any level of players playing volleyball during open gym time.more
Rochester’s Assisi Heights Convent, a 3-story Italian Romanesque building at 1001 14th Street, is home to the sisters of St. Francis. The structure bears a striking resemblance to the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi in Italy. The convent has a unique red tile roof, slate floors, a Romanesque ceiling, and beautiful hand-blown stained glass windows...more
The Rochester Honkers baseball team is an amateur team that plays cities like Duluth, St. Cloud, and LaCrosse, WI. Their opening day for 2004 is June 2nd and they play through August.Individual Tickets Box Seats Grandstand Reserved Adult : Box Seats - $6.00 Adult: Grandstand Reserved - $5.00 Child/Senior: Box Seats - $6.00 Child/Senior: Grandstand...more
http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/08/25/rochester-bells/Please view the video at this link if you consider 4-ton bells a curiosity!Sit outside and listen if the weather is nice...There are 56 bells which makes it "one of the larger instruments of its kind.""The bells are always cast in Bronze and precisely tuned for harmonious...more
Take a walk around Rochester's downtown. You cannot miss the high-rise that pokes through the atmosphere like a nosebleed. It is SO out of place here. Locals say that the building was built by the Arabic so they would have easy access to the Mayo Clinic. Lower floors of this structure are apartments, that, if you have the bucks to rent the units,...more
This hotel has been remodeled since I moved here. It's *quite* nice, and the staff are friendly and...more
I stayed here for 8 nights while in town to visit the Mayo Clinic (which is about 1 mile east). It's...more
The Microtel is a nice, safe hotel in NW Rochester. It is conveniently located and there are several...more
Buffalo Wild Wings is a chain of sports bar/ restaurants throughout the U.S. Our local BW2's is a fun place for people of all ages to enjoy. The bar is separate from the restaurant area, but you can get service from the bar in the restaurant area all night. There are large screen televisions throughout and you can play online trivia with people in...more
I needed a break...needed to clear my head. Leave behind the questions about my son's health and future and find comfort food. As Rochester Mayo Clinic sees thousands of patients and their families, I am sure that I not alone in the quest for peaceful solitude and nourishment.The Clinic has a multitude of fast food offerings in their various subway...more
Hmmm, pros and cons...Well Redroom certainly has a certain ambience that many would love. Dark, candlelit, lots of brick and great music that still allows for conversation. The staff was friendly, but I think we had an off night as a new waitress was training and service was a bit sketchy (no worries, they informed us right away the waitress was...more
Sontes is a nice Tapis restaurant. However, you need a "bunch" of these small portions to make up a "full meal" -- which is quite expensive. The service was outstanding, the wine list is extensive and you are allowed to taste wines before selecting a glass or bottle. I'm glad that I dined here but probably will not go back when I am in Rochester...more
Kathy's PubKathy's is a very comfortable, laid-back, relaxing bar. The drinks are cheap and there are multiple pool tables...What more could you ask for! On the weekends, they have live music, someetimes good, sometimes bad, but it's always packed regardless....I prefer the weekday nights myself... casualmore
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Rochester City Lines is the provider of public bus transportation. Bus stops are easily identified by the red and yellow signs located at all bus stops. These signs are located where it is safe for the bus to stop. If there is no stop nearby, halt the bus at a street corner by waving to the driver. Each bus route is clearly indicated on the...more
Rochester has two fantastic communication paths: Pedestrian Subways & SkywaysRochester's downtown skyway and underground walkways give you accessibility to more than 1,700 hotel rooms, Mayo Civic Center, over 3,900 parking spaces, shopping and entertainment... all without going outside. The downtown skyways are open to the public during the...more
The Barnes and Noble book store near the Mayo Clinic is the coolest book shop i've been in. The shop is located in an old theater and looks like a castle inside. The store has 2 floors of books with an escalator in the middle and a Starbucks on the 2nd floor. Books. Just as much as any other Barnes and Nobles.more
The Galleria Mall is going down hill and the city isn't intervening at all to help the downtown business centers to survive.The movie theatre closed two years ago and the major stores (The Gap and Footlocker) have moved. Right now the only stores in the mall are: Laura Ashley, Talbots, Nordic Shop, Games by James and Pearl Vision.Because the...more
Apache Mall is the largest of two enclosed shopping malls in Rochester. It is flanked by four major department stores: Sears, JC Penney, Marshall Fields, and Herbergers. Some of the other major stores which are in the mall are: The Gap, Abercrombie and Fitch, American Eagle, Lerner's, Victoria's Secret, Footlocker, Payless Shoes, Rogers and...more
Rochesterfest Food Alley Vendors for 2004:TOMMY’S CONCESSIONS Buffalo burger, Bratwurst, Hot Dog, RibletSNAK FAIR FOOD/LIL ORBITSMini donuts, corn dogs, smoothies, chocolate covered cheesecake on a stickCHARLIE’S CONCESSIONSCheese curds, Onion Rings, CorndogsOLMSTED CO. AMERICAN DAIRY ASSN.Malts & ShakesOLE & LENA’SKrumkake, Uffda Treats, Dessert...more
Rochesterfest is a highlight of the year for the city. It is a week-long celebration which includes a parade, fireworks, food venors, street dances, and many other fun activities.Beginning the first Monday of the festival, Civic Center Drive is converted into "food alley," where you can get loads of great fair food. This location is also the center...more
If theres a fair going on while you're here, make sure to go, Minnesotans love food on a stick! There's corn on a stick, corn dogs, pork chops on a stick, ribs on a stick, cotton candy on a stick...no if they could only put Tom Thumb donuts on a stick...Tom Thumb donuts are the BEST!!! Have some!...don't forget the beer garden!FYI!!!!!! I just...more
I would not worry about walking down the streets alone at any hour...The town is wonderfully safe.
That said, don't do anything stupid like walk down a dark alley at 3 am. I might be wrong. =)
The weather in Rochester can go to either extreme; humid and hot in the summer to freezing (30 below zero) in the winter. It usually doesn't get really cold until November or December. Keep in mind, cold to the natives is below freezing. Anything warmer than 32 degrees you will still find people running around with just a sweatshirt on.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: If you forget something, chances are you can find it here. Rochester has all the modern conveniences...Target, Walmart, Shopko, Marshall Fields, Sears, etc.
Probably some of the most interesting Christian churches in America! Not in terms of meeting location, by any means, but rather culture. Mt. Zion Christian Center is a full gospel church which is well known for incredibly dynamic worship bands. The Wind and Fire Christian Center is a very small church founded by, and very influenced by, Africans....more
Rochester's downtown and the Mayo Clinic building are all connected by a series of subways and skyways so that vistors do not need to venture out into our extremely cold winters.The subway of the US Bank Building is full of restaurants and little shops for the convenience of Mayo Clinic visitors and patients. There is a Caribou Coffee, Subway,...more
Check out a baseball game. Rochester Honkers play here in town. Summer baseball league team composed of top college players from the Midwest and across the nation. All games played at Mayo Field, June-August. Get a deck pass, it costs a little more but all you can eat and drink! (507) 289-1170more
Let's be honest, if you are here it is either because you live and work here or because you are here for the Mayo Clinic. However, if I would recommend a few things they would be visiting Mt. Zion Christian Center's Saturday night service, and visiting the Barnes and Noble renovated theatre/bookstore/coffeeshop. Or, the parks are...more