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About Rochester, Minnesota

The city of Rochester is recognized as the “Med City” and the third largest city in the state of Minnesota. The city’s nickname as Med City is due to the fact that the city is the home of Mayo Clinic, a medical research group and a non-profit organization. In Rochester also dwell some of the major facilities of IBM (International Business Machine) just like the IBM’s Rochester campus where the first Blue Gene prototype was made and produced the System i series. Rochester also boasts its top tourist attractions and destinations. Let’s visit some of these exciting sites. The Assisi Heights on a hill northwest of the city is the place where the first hospital in Rochester was built, the St. Mary’s Hospital, due to the efforts of the Sisters of St. Francis. In the downtown area you will find the Heritage House which is situated in the Town Square Central Park. Here you will have a glance of the way of life of a middle class Midwestern family dated a century ago. Another old architectural structure in the city is the historic Chateau Theater that was built in 1927. The architectural design of the theater was inspired with French designs. There are also recreational areas within the city that offers indoor and outdoor activities. One of them is the Silver Lake Park, where you can enjoy your favorite outdoor sports like biking, jogging, and rollerblading. You can bring your children in the Children’s Adventure Playground and have a picnic within the park.

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