Public tours of Mayo Clinic are provided each day of the week beginning at 10 a.m., except for holidays. The tours originate from Judd Auditorium (Subway level, Mayo Building) and last approximately 1.5 hours. The tour includes a 20-minute film on the history and operation of the Mayo Clinic plus visits to points of interest in the Mayo, Plummer and Hilton Buildings. Please make advance reservations by calling 507-538-0440.
Mall of America, the largest fully-enclosed retail and family entertainment complex in the U.S., is an easy 90-minute drive or shuttle ride from Rochester, Minn. Along with 500 retail stores, restaurants, and nightclubs, the mall features an indoor theme park and an aquarium.
Rochester Direct shuttle provides transportation between Minneapolis airport and several Rochester locations. The cost is $39 per person same day round trip. Make reservations online or call 800-280-9270 (toll-free).