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Rochester Travel Guide, Minnesota

Rochester Travel Guide – The City of Mayo Clinic

Rochester lies on the banks of the Zumbro River, 65 miles from La Crosse and 107 miles from Waterloo in the state of Minnesota, USA. The city is also the county seat of Olmsted County, best known for having no natural lakes. Though, there are some artificial lakes, such as Silver Lake, used as a cooling pond for the electrical power plant situated nearby.

Rochester is estimated to have a population of about 100,845 inhabitants, which makes it the third largest city in the US state of Minnesota.

The city of Rochester is also known as being the home of famous Mayo Clinic, the first non-profit group medical practice, in which doctors from every medical specialty work all together to care for patients. More than three thousand physicians, scientists and researchers share their expertise so as to provide comprehensive diagnosis and treatments in various medical and surgical specialties. Mayo Clinic offers to its patients the best medical knowledge and experience. The clinic is also endowed with the best technology available today. The large volume of successfully treated patients is the best proof for making the clinic one of the most excellent medical institutions in the entire world. The secret of this successful achievement is also given by the fact that each patient is treated with respect, kindness and dignity.

Rochester Travel Guide – The City of Silver Lake Geese

The purpose of this Rochester Travel Guide is no other but to convince any of you that Rochester may offer the greatest experience of your lifetime once you have arrived. Its splendid historical buildings, beautifully mixed with modern architecture, catch the visitor’s eye as soon as he or she has started the sightseeing tour, or even being in a rush transit as well. The city abounds in beautiful places and the first thought crossing your mind is that there is not enough time to satisfy your curiosity in discovering more and more attractive sights.

The most popular attraction in warmer months is Silver Lake, which offers the most exciting outdoor activities for all tastes. Renting a boat or taking a cruise around the lake are the best attractions of the sunny days. Silver Lake offers now the most exciting park facilities, such a large playground for kids and a skate park.

Made by man as a cooling pond for the electrical power plant located nearby, Silver Lake is set in the middle of the city. During wintertime, heated water was poured in the lake so the lake did not freeze over. Sooner the lake became the new habitat for wild geese at wintertime. Now some of the giant Canadian geese reside on the lake all year round and they have become the symbol of the city. In winter, Silver Lake concentrates the largest number of Canadian geese in the world, a miraculous pleasure to see them!

Rochester Travel Guide – The City of Shopping Centers

Even if buying or simply killing time, Rochester shopping may always be an exciting experience for the day. Just read this Rochester Travel Guide and check out the best shopping centers in the city!

The large number of shopping centers offers a variety of shopping experiences with hundreds of retailers that make it difficult to choose what to buy or where to start from. Apache Mall is everything! Located few minutes’ walk from downtown, the mall provides the widest range of shopping. It also houses a diverse eateries, for satisfying your appetite after an exhausting day of shopping.

Great shopping can also be experienced at Crossroads Shopping Center, which offers a diversity of shopping with its more than 20 retailers, or The Shops at University Square, located downtown, which consists of 2 floors of specialty shops where all the shoppers can discover the most fabulous gift items. Have money to spend? Rochester’s shopping centers are waiting for you!

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