Visit local wineries and find fun things to do in Rochester

The Country Inn & Suites, Rochester South places you just 10 minutes from the Mayo Clinic, and we offer a free shuttle that makes it easy to travel to and from caring for loved ones. Spend your downtime exploring exciting things to do, such as playing a round at Willow Creek Golf Course or shopping at Apache Mall. If you’re here on a getaway, you can spend a leisurely afternoon at attractions like the Rochester Art Center or Salem Glen Winery. Corporate guests appreciate our hotel’s proximity to Rochester International Airport (RST) as well as events at Wood Lake Meeting Center and the Mayo Civic Center. Need a breath of fresh air with the kids? Take a hike with your family at Quarry Hill Nature Center, just 15 minutes from our hotel.

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Apache Mall

2.25 mi / 3.61 km from the hotel
Pick up a new outfit or add to your shoe or purse collection at Apache Mall, home to stores like JCPenney, American Eagle Outfitters, and H&M.

Salem Glen Winery

5.26 mi / 8.46 km from the hotel
Open since 2006, this family-owned and -operated boutique winery produces small batches of wine made from grapes grown in the rich, fertile soil of the region's vast hills.

Shoppes on Maine

1.37 mi / 2.2 km from the hotel
Stock up on sports gear, household goods, and other items at this shopping center, home to stores like Super Target and Old Navy. When you need a break from shopping, dine at Noodles & Company or catch a movie at Rochester Cinema + IMAX.

Quarry Hill Nature Center

4.12 mi / 6.63 km from the hotel
Take an invigorating hike or bike ride through this park’s 329 acres and then relax by the pond while you bird-watch. The nature center also offers a restored oak savanna, a limestone fossil quarry, and historic sandstone caves.

IBM Rochester Facility

6.21 mi / 10 km from the hotel
The size of 78 football fields, IBM's Rochester campus is a massive hub for development and innovation.

Mayo Civic Center

3.3 mi / 5.32 km from the hotel
See live comedy, attend a concert, or dress up for an elegant gala at the Mayo Civic Center, the largest event venue in southern Minnesota.

National Volleyball Center

5.56 mi / 8.94 km from the hotel
Watch athletes compete on the 11 volleyball courts that make up this center, with three more courts located in the adjacent Century High School. With on-court and mezzanine spectator seating, you can be as close to the action as you'd like.

Rochester Art Center

3.23 mi / 5.2 km from the hotel
Take a tour, peruse the art galleries, or enroll in a workshop at Rochester Art Center. Founded in 1946, the museum hosts exhibits of local, national, and international works and features an impressive permanent collection of contemporary art.

Rochester Baseball Complex

3.56 mi / 5.73 km from the hotel
Two 90-foot, full-size baseball fields, two 75-foot intermediate-size baseball fields, and two 60-foot Little League-size fields—all lighted—welcome teams from all over the region.

Willow Creek Golf Course

2.04 mi / 3.29 km from the hotel
Play this challenging 18-hole golf course, which boasts some of the best greens in the area. The course’s event center hosts wedding receptions, business meetings, and banquets.

Wood Lake Meeting Center

0.15 mi / 0.25 km from the hotel
Attend corporate gatherings and large events at the Wood Lake Meeting Center, which features nine meeting rooms with audiovisual equipment, catering options, and planning assistance.