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About RochesterRochester's claim to fame is the Mayo Clinic, founded by Drs. William James Mayo and Charles Horace Mayo in the early 20th century. What began as a family practice became the world's first private integrated group practice when the Mayos and their partners consolidated into a team to diagnose and treat patients. Mayo Clinic has since become renowned for its advanced technologies and firsts in the world of medicine. The clinic established the country's first blood bank in 1933, and in 1950 its doctors earned the Nobel Prize for the discovery of cortisone.

The Mayo Clinic campus occupies approximately 13 million square feet—more than two times the size of another sprawling complex, the Mall of America in Minneapolis. Numerous campus buildings are connected by an extensive network of skyways and subways. Guided tours are restricted to patients and their guests.

The names of more than 2,000 veterans who sacrificed their lives are carved on the Wall of Remembrance at Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial, 3rd Ave. and 7th St. S.W. The memorial features etched granite walls portraying battle scenes from the Civil War to the Persian Gulf War.

Visitor Centers Rochester Convention and Visitors Bureau 30 Civic Center Dr. SE Suite 200 Rochester, MN 55904. Phone:(507)288-4331 or (800)634-8277

Things to Do History Center of Olmsted County

Mayo Park

Mayowood Mansion


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Rochester Art Center

Rochester Carillon

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Rochester, MN

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150 S Broadway. Rochester, MN 55904

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441 W Center St. Rochester, MN 55902

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Hyatt House Rochester Mayo Clinic Area

110 Civic Center Dr NW. Rochester, MN 55901

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161 13th Ave SW. Rochester, MN 55902

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