Rochester is Minnesota's third-largest city.
It is perhaps best known as the home of the renowned Mayo Clinic.
In March, you can expect typical high
temperatures in the upper 30's and low temperatures in the lower
20's. March can be a snowy month in Minnesota, so be prepared
to see some of the white stuff!
Subway/Skyway - Rochester has climate
controlled skyways and underground walkways known as subways.
Downtown businesses, hotels, shops and dining are all accessible
without having to step outdoors in the winter. A variety of shops
and businesses are also located along the underground subways and
Bus Line - Rochesterís city-owned bus
line connects many attractions, hotels, meeting facilities and major
Taxi Service - There are two taxi
companies in Rochester, Yellow Cab and RTS Airport Express
Rochester. City ordinances set a minimum charge of $3.50 for
each taxi load. Charges begin with a $1.50 meter flip and accrue at
$1.95 per mile.
For information on how best to get to Rochester,
please see the NARCON Travel page.
Alcohol Laws - The drinking age in
Minnesota is 21 years of age. Supermarkets and grocery stores sell
3.2 beer. Bars stop serving alcohol at 2:00 a.m. Monday-Saturday,
and at midnight on Sundays.
Taxes - In Minnesota you can enjoy no sales tax on clothing,
groceries, or medicine. The current state sales tax on other items
is 6.5%, in addition to a local sales tax of .5% and lodging tax of
Smoking - Rochester, MN is located in Olmsted County. The
Olmsted County Smoke-Free Restaurant Ordinance prohibits smoking in
dining establishments that earn more than half their revenues from
food sales. The ordinance excludes bars that have liquor sales
exceeding food sales and private clubs that are open to serve only
members, and restaurants that are closed to serve a private
The local time zone is CST - Central Standard
There are over 165 restaurants in the city of
Rochester, so you won't go hungry!