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Continued: Rochester, Minn.: Big city, small-town charm

  • Article by: CHRISTINE BERNIER LIENKE , Special to the Star Tribune
  • Last update: July 5, 2013 - 1:46 PM

Need a java fix? Moka, a drive-up coffee shop, offers two locations within the city limits (1023 N. Broadway, 1-507-282-6652; 306 12th St. SE., 1-507-280-6652).

 

WHERE TO STAY

The International Hotel, which is connected to the Mayo Clinic, offers luxury accommodations downtown (20 2nd Av. SW.; 1-507-280-6200; www.internationalhotelmn.com).

The Kahler Grand Hotel is a sister property, and connected by skyway, to the International Hotel. The Kahler is pet-friendly (call ahead), offers a number of “allergy-friendly” rooms, and has access to the Grand Shops (1-507-280-6200; www.thekahlerhotel.com).

For a directory of lodging options, go to www.rochesterlodging.com.

 

IF YOU GO

It’s notable to mention that the Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Highway, which connects historic areas relating to the life of the legendary author, runs through Rochester. From Rochester, the highway runs south along Hwy. 63 until the intersection near Spring Valley.

For more information on visiting, contact the Rochester Convention & Visitors Bureau at 1-507-288-4331.

 

Christine Bernier Lienke is a freelance writer who lives in Northfield, Minn.

 

 

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