Arts and Entertainment

A live band in Rochester, Minnesota

In Rochester, Minnesota, you'll find many options for music, art, dining and theater. A growing arts community supports active civic music and theater programs that provide opportunities for you to participate and enjoy.

People dining outside in Rochester, Minnesota

The city is the region's shopping hub, with numerous shopping centers, big-name retail stores, specialty shops and a farmers market.

Minneapolis and St. Paul, also known as the Twin Cities, are an easy 75-minute drive to the north and provide access to metropolitan cultural events, dining and shopping. Among the many attractions are the nationally recognized Guthrie Theater, Minnesota Orchestra, Walker Art Center and Mall of America. Chicago is 350 miles from Rochester, or a 45-minute flight.

Rochester Art Center