Fun Things to Do in Rochester, MN

April 2nd, 2019 by

A picture of the Rochester, MN skyline, taken from out over a nearby lake.

If you’re headed to southern Minnesota, you’ll encounter more than a few must-see attractions that you simply have to visit. While it’s tough to narrow down the list, your local CarHop has put together a list of our top five favorite things to do in Rochester, MN, so you can make the most of your stay. From trolley rides to baseball games, there’s something for everyone here!

Rochester Trolley & Tour Company

If it’s your first time in Rochester, the Rochester Trolley & Tour Company offers a fun introduction to this fine city. The classic trolley design brings a blast of the past to this modern town, and kids and adults alike love exploring sites like Old Order Amish Country and the Mississippi River Valley on this mobile tour.

Plummer House

Are you a fan of dazzling architecture? Take a trip through a 49-room Tudor-style mansion to see what life was like in the olden days. Tours at the Plummer House take place on Wednesdays in the summer, so you can learn the history behind this 5-story building before heading outside to explore the formal garden, bird trail, and water tower.

Rochester Honkers Baseball

There’s nothing like a hard-fought ball game on a gorgeous Minnesota evening, and the Rochester Honkers are more-than-ready to impress you with their skills! Families love coming to Honkers games to root for the home team, and there’s plenty of great entertainment and tasty concessions for the kids as well.

Southeastern Minnesota Visual Artists Gallery

If you want to enjoy some peace and quiet while surrounded by visual delights, SEMVA is happy to have you! This artist cooperative showcases work from over 70 artists in the local Rochester area, and they have an eye for everything from painting to woodwork to glass!

Unraveled Escape Room

If you’re ready to test out your skills in a battle of wits, then it’s time to sign up for a session at the Unraveled Escape Room. Gather a few friends and prepare yourself for an hour of interactive puzzles and challenges that bring you one step closer to solving a mystery!

Plan Your Visit Today

While there are tons of fun things to do in Rochester, MN, our city isn’t the only exciting destination in the region! People come from all over the area come to CarHop when they’re searching for used cars, and we’re always hearing about new fun things to do in Minnesota. Check out our guide to Inver Grove Heights for more travel ideas, and feel free to contact us with any questions or recommendations of your own!

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