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Mayo Civic Center

30 Civic Center Drive SE, Rochester, MN 55904
507-328-2220
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Ranked #14 of 24 attractions in Rochester
Type: Convention Centers
Most recent review
- Jul 4, 2014
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Providence, Rhode Island
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The Civic Center and the Civic Theater are attached, and all the streets are one way and parking is metered, and not in an good area of downtown.

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Minneapolis, MN
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88 reviews 88 reviews
24 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We drove down from the Twin Cities for a concert. Parking was a breeze in a local lot. The building was OK, nothing memorable. The audience was insanely rude and talked and walked up and down the aisles throughout the entire concert. Really? I would consider other venues if possible.

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Minneapolis, MN
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103 reviews 103 reviews
71 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

So, seating was cramped, sounds bounced around or were too loud, just like every other convention center. Snack bar food was surprisingly reasonably priced and quality. Restrooms adequate, everything accessible. Not an "attraction," but if your convention is held there, you go.

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Beverly Hills, California
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114 reviews 114 reviews
40 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

What I love most about this place is the ease getting in and out. You don't have to take the elevators to escape either, so if you are in relatively in shape, you'll be one of the first exiting a busy concert or event by taking the stairs. I love that it's connected to the skywalk too! You can park... More

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Rochester, Mn
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I find the facility substandard for entertainment. I've seen several concerts over the years there and the audio is terrible. Echos, poor sound, lacking bigger names (even if they are aging bigger names). I've been to other small venues in the area such as the La Crosse Center in La Crosse WI or small venues in the Twin Cities and... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Great facility! The staff were wonderful and the area for the vendors was fantastic! They had really nice partitions and chairs for people to sit on. Not some junky folding chair. The place was clean and a restroom was around what seemed to be every corner! When they had the memorial it was in the presentation room which had auditorium... More

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Coopersburg, Pennsylvania
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288 reviews 288 reviews
39 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

This was my first time here and I must say i am impressed. It is well run, large in size, clean, and delivers everthing it promised.

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Wabasha, Minnesota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

I've been to three different events in the last three weeks at the Mayo Civic Center. We attended two concerts and the Craft Beer Expo. I have to say, I'm so glad we have something like the civic center in the area! The staff were great. They were friendly, smiling and very helpful. In fact, when our tickets for one... More

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cedar falls
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013 via mobile

We attended the Chicago concert on April 28. Great venue for a concert. Wished the acoustics We're better. But all in all a fantastic. Tim

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Princeton, Minnesota
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103 reviews 103 reviews
51 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

We were here this past weekend for the Mache Homeschool Conference and spent two days here! It was large, it was easy to park, the maps were easy to navigate, and the bathrooms were clean! You just never know what you're gonna find but we were satisfied!

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