Rochester – Things to do with your Team

Founded in 1817, Rochester is the third largest city in Minnesota and the county seat of Olmstead County. Since the 1980s, the city has been featured in Money Magazine as one of the best places to live in the United States and has an average population of 114,000. From city skylines, to vast farmlands and more than 3,500 acres dedicated to parks, Rochester has it all. As a city that prides itself in improving the physical, environmental, economic, cultural, and social quality of its entire people, Rochester is the perfect family-friendly destination to bring your team.


Skyline Raceway

Teams, get ready to fire your engines and zip around the asphalt with nine horsepower karts on Skyline Raceway’s track. Afterwards, enjoy some mini-golf on the nine hole course. If children are under 54 inches in height, they can fly around the track in the double-seater carts, making it not only safer but also a bonding experience to remember. For those who love seeking buried treasure, they recently introduced panning, where visitors can experience the thrill of finding gemstones, fossils, and arrowheads.  If you think you’re team could spend the entire day or afternoon at Skyline, they offer full and half day rentals and will close off the location to the public.  2248 40th Street, Southwest Rochester, MN 55902


Archery Addiction

Rochester – Things to do with your Team - Travel - Hotels4TeamsPractice your aim and become a modern age Robin Hood at Archery Addiction. When the team arrives they will be given a quick lesson on safety and how to use the bows properly and then will be directed to the range for some target practice. Afterwards prepare for some team-friendly competition during the team vs. team archery, and eliminate the opposing team before they eliminate you! All of the arrows have a soft marshmallow foam end, so don’t worry about getting hit by an arrow because it will not hurt. 3020 N Broadway Ave Suite 200, Rochester, MN 55906


Bounce World

Take the team for some fun and laughs at Bounce World, Rochester’s 15,000 square foot indoor bounce play land. The inside is packed with various types of inflatables, bounce areas, slides, a mechanical bull and more! On Friday nights they offer Tween Night from 6-10pm for ages 10-15, and provide additional games not usually available to the public, along with karaoke and face painting. The facility is able to accommodate up to 300 people and offers group rates, making this a perfect stop for a team looking to let loose and jump around. 4430 19th St NW, Rochester, MN 55901


Rochester Trolley & Tour Company

See what Rochester has to offer from a different view and speed on the Rochester Trolley Tour. See if the hairs on your arms stand up during the haunted tour, or relish in the beauty of the Mississippi River Valley and check out some eagles on the scenic trolley ride. The tours stop in a number of locations like the largest toy shop in the country, Old Order Amish Country, the Minnesota Children’s Museum Rochester, and more! The company allows passengers to hop on and off when they please, making this a great activity for a team on the move! If you’re competing at the Mayo Civic Center, the trolleys are just a short walk away. 101 1st Avenue, SW Rochester, MN 55902


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Escape Challenge

Put the team to the test and see who has the skills to work together to find the hidden clues and escape from the room before the clock runs out.  Escape Challenge has five rooms with different themes like running away from a creature in a haunted house, or creating an antibody to save a doctor. After the clock starts, teams of 4-10 players have 60 minutes to solve the puzzles and find the hidden clues that will allow them to escape.  Only 20% of teams have succeeded in defeating the rooms on average, so come and see if your group has what takes to solve the puzzle.  6301 Bandel Road, Rochester, MN 55901


Forestville/ Mystery Cave State Park

Do some underground exploration at Forestville/ Mystery Cave State Park and see what lies beneath the surface! The cave was discovered in 1934 and has a maze of paths visitors can explore either by lantern or flashlight, spanning over 13 miles. During the tour, the guides will explain how the cave was formed, the different types of rocks and fossils that make its walls and take you to see the underground pools that still remain.  At a consistent 48 degrees Fahrenheit, don’t forget to bring a jacket and proper shoes.  After the tour, step back into the light and check out the historic town of Forestville, a restored village from the 1800s that is known for beautiful landscapes. This attraction is located only an hour outside of Rochester and is the perfect destination to step back in time and explore the depths of the earth. 21071 County 118, Preston, MN 55965


Apache Mall

Apache Mall may only be the second largest shopping center in Rochester, but it’s by far large enough to entertain your team. With 114 shops and five anchor stores, you can rest assured that all interests are covered here. From stores of all varieties to a plethora of eateries, your team can always find something to do at Apache Mall. 52 US-14, Rochester, MN 55902


Rochester Food Tours

After a long day of games, fill your stomachs and satisfy your taste buds with some of the best food Rochester has to offer on the Rochester Food Tour. For three hours, your group will walk on a guided tour and learn about some of the town’s history, culture, and architecture. They will also be introduced to the chefs behind the delicious food.  Started by a husband and wife duo whose passions are food and Rochester, the team is sure to get the best tasting experience Rochester has to offer. Exact location provided after ticket purchase


In 54 square miles, Rochester offers tourists more than cities twice its size. From extensive hiking trails, food tours, historic buildings dating back to the 1900s, seasonal festivals, and escape rooms, this destination has an activity for all interests and ages.