I have visited Rochester, MN on several occasions to visit the Mayo Clinic. There are many other attractions in Rochester other than some of the worlds best medical facilities. The city is surrounded by gorgeous landscapes including hills, trees, forest, farm lands and historical buildings. There are some lovely parks within Rochester, as well. Most importantly to many visitors is that the city of Rochester has some of the nicest, friendliest and welcoming residents of any city I have ever visited.
Two of the attractions that I have enjoyed in Rochester, MN are Assisi Heights and the Plummer House. The Plummer House is a historic mansion with elegant gardens and wonderful architecture that sits on a hill above the town of Rochester. Another especially interesting and beautiful site is Assisi Heights which is the historic home and current home of the Sisters of St. Francis. Tours are offered daily at two in the afternoon. I have so sincerely enjoyed every visit I have made to Rochester. It is such a nice, clean, beautiful mid-western city.