Make Time for All the Fun Things in Rochester
Get meetings at IBM Rochester or Mayo Clinic out of the way so you can move on to the more leisurely side of your visit to Rochester, MN. You can make the Country Inn & Suites the place you recharge while you get busy visiting area attractions like the Rochester Art Center, Mayowood Mansion and Apache Mall. Need to clear your mind? Stroll through the serene gardens at Assisi Heights or tour the beautiful Plummer House property. There are plenty of things to see and do in the Rochester area, from touring local wineries to playing a round of golf.
Discover these nearby attractions:
- Apache Mall (5 miles)
Pick out a new outfit or add to your shoe or purse collection at Apache Mall, home to stores like JCPenney, Herberger's and Macy's.
Phone: +1 (507) 288-8056
- Assisi Heights (7.2 miles)
Tour the calming gardens surrounding this Franciscan convent, and be sure to stop by the gift shop to pick out a handcrafted item or a pint of Assisi Heights honey.
Phone: +1 (507) 280-2195
- Deer Creek Speedway (20 miles)
Racing fans can get their fix for fast cars at this nearby oval, dirt track speedway, featuring late-model, modified and other racing series.
Phone: +1-877-DCS-Race or +1 (507) 754-6107
- Four Daughters Winery (22 miles)
Sample vintage wines, tour the six-acre vineyard, dine at the on-site restaurant or attend an event at this nationally recognized, family-run winery.
Phone: +1 (507) 346-7300
- IBM Rochester Facility (8.9 miles)
Spanning the size of 78 football fields, IBM's Rochester campus is conveniently close to the hotel when you have to get to meetings quickly.
Phone: +1 (507) 253-4011
- Mayo Civic Center (5 miles)
See an up-and-coming band like Lucius or a tried-and-true legendary group like The Wailers at the Mayo Civic Center, the largest event venue in southern Minnesota.
Phone: +1 (800) 422-2199
- Mayo Clinic (5 miles)
Keep appointments or meetings at the Mayo Clinic hassle-free thanks to our free shuttle service to this world-renowned medical center.
Phone: +1 (507) 284-2511
- Mayowood Mansion (6 miles)
Lovers of antiques, artifacts and architecture won’t want to miss touring this historic mansion, once the home of Dr. Charles Mayo, co-founder of the famous medical center that bears his name.
Phone: +1 (507) 282-9447
- Plummer House (6.5 miles)
The sprawling 11 acres that make up the Plummer House property features beautiful landscaped grounds, formal gardens, a bird trail, a quarry and a water tower. Visit anytime between sunrise and sunset except when the house is reserved for private functions.
Phone: +1 (507) 328-2525
- Rochester Art Center (5 miles)
Take a tour of the center, spend hours in the art galleries or enroll in a workshop at Rochester Art Center. Founded in 1946, the museum hosts local, national and international exhibits, including an impressive collection of contemporary art.
Phone: +1 (507) 282-8629
- Rochester International Airport (7.7 miles)
The Rochester International Airport (RST) is served by two air carriers who collectively offer flights each day to Atlanta, Chicago and Minneapolis. Rochester International Airport typically accommodates about 240,000 passengers each year, providing air service to Southeast Minnesota and border regions of Iowa and Wisconsin.
Phone: +1 (507) 282-2328
- Salem Glen Vineyard and Winery (9.4 miles)
Open since 2006, this family-owned and operated boutique winery produces small batches of wine made from grapes grown in the rich, fertile soil of the region’s rolling hills.
Phone: +1 (507) 365-8758
- Shoppes on Maine (2 miles)
Stock up on sporting gear, evening wear, household goods or other items at this nearby shopping center, home to stores like Super Target, Old Navy, Dick's Sporting Goods and Fat Willy's. When you need a break from shopping, dine at Noodles & Company or see a movie at Wehrenberg Galaxy 14 Cine & IMAX.
- The Plummer Building - Mayo Clinic Historical Suite (5 miles)
This architecturally ornate building opened in 1928 and now serves as an iconic symbol of the Mayo Clinic. The 15-story structure houses the administrative and support staff offices. Tour the third-floor Historical Suite for a glimpse of the 1950 Nobel Prize for the discovery of cortisone.
Phone: +1 (507) 284-2585
- Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial (5 miles)
Pay tribute to fallen American soldiers at this monument that features a 60-foot circular granite with battle graphics from the Civil War to the Gulf War. The wall also bears etchings of stories surrounding military events and historical facts from the Revolutionary War to the Gulf War.
- Willow Creek Golf Course and Event Center (5 miles)
Play this challenging 18-hole golf course that boasts some of the best greens in the area. The beautiful course also hosts wedding receptions, business meetings and banquets.
Phone: +1 (507) 285-0305
- Wood Lake Meeting Center (walking distance)
Stay at the hotel to be close to business meetings at Wood Lake Meeting Center, a popular destination for corporate gatherings since it was recently expanded and renovated.
Phone: +1 (507) 281-6699
Additional Points of Interest
- AgVantage Software (walking distance)
- Canadian Honker Events Center (4.5 miles)
- Charter Communications (9.5 miles)
- Crenlo (7 miles)
- Federal Medical Center (5 miles)
- FedEx (5.3 miles)
- Gift of Life Transplant House (6 miles)
- Halcon (7.8 miles)
- Hope Lodge (7 miles)
- Kwik Trip (1.5 miles)
- Methodist Hospital (5.5 miles)
- Mills Fleet Farm (1.5 miles)
- Olmsted County Fairgrounds (3.5 miles)
- Olmsted Medical Center (5 miles)
- RCTC (5.4 miles)
- Rochester International Event Center (7.1 miles)
- Ronald McDonald House (6.4 miles)
- Seneca (4 miles)
- Servicemaster (walking distance)
- St. Mary's Hospital (6.3 miles)
- University of Minnesota-Rochester (5 miles)
- Walmart (1.5 miles)