Occupying an area of more or less 2,400 acres or 970 hectares, Rochester International Airport located at 43.908333 latitude and -92.5 longitude, operates as a public airport and hub of AirMed International. Formerly the Rochester Municipal Airport, Rochester International Airport is the second busiest airport in all of Minnesota. It has adopted its new name in mid 1990s, due to the addition of customs and immigration facilities, mainly for Mayo Clinic purposes. The airport has two concrete runways measuring at around 2,200 to 2,800 metres or 7,300 to 9,000 feet in length.
What to see & do
Rochester, the county seat of Olmsted County, Minnesota, is home to approximately 107,000, and is the state’s third largest city. With a total city area of around 142 square kilometres or 55 square miles among the notable destinations within Rochester are Mayo Civic Center, Mayo Clinic Buildings, Silver Lake, Plummer House, Chateau Theatre, Oxbow Park and Zollman Zoo, Heritage House, Douglas State Trail, Apache Mall, Gonda Building, and more.
Home to approximately 30 species of mostly rescued animals from the wild, Oxbow Park and Zollman Zoo has animals native to the state of Minnesota. Named after Dr. Paul E. Zollman, the park/campground and zoo is open throughout most of the year, with most animals available for public viewing all-year-round.
Rochester’s Plummer Building, is among the many important buildings within the Mayo Clinic campus. The Mayo Clinic Buildings have been listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places as of 1969, additionally the Plummer Building has been designated as a U.S. National Historic Landmark, with the building also designated as a Mayo Clinic Building afterwards. Rochester’s Mayo Clinic refers to a non-profit medical practice and medical research group. The practice is the largest integrated non-profit group worldwide, with more than 3,800 physicians and scientists, in addition to around 50,900 allied health staff. Additionally, the city experiences temperatures of around an average high of 13.3 degrees Celsius or 55.8 degrees Fahrenheit, average low of 1.6 degrees Celsius or 34.8 degrees Fahrenheit.
How to get around
Rochester can be explored via its public bus system, among others. The city is served by a bus system that follows a strict schedule during the week. The bus system primarily serves the downtown area of Rochester. Please be advised that the bus system within Rochester follows the Mayo Clinic schedule, with its routes making transfers by the downtown area. If needed, it is possible to request for a transfer pass from one bus to the next, when planning to get on another bus to get to another part of the city. Every Tuesdays, the city offers a Shopper’s bus that takes its passengers throughout all of Rochester’s many shopping areas. When within downtown, there is a bus terminal that has been recently built, equipped with an electric sign that states the bus routes and schedules. Additionally, when planning to head to the world-famous Mayo Clinic, most, if not all, of the hotels within Rochester offer free shuttle service to the clinic.
How to get there
Rochester International Airport only operates flights to and from Chicago via O'Hare International Airport; Atlanta via Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport; and Minneapolis via Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport. These destinations are served by airlines such as American Eagle and Delta Connection.
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