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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
- Sep 2, 2014
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Rochester, Minnesota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Mayo Civic Center holds many wonderful concerts for the area......wonderful Holiday events....many fundraisers.....Barbara Bush comes to vote on the Board of Directors for Mayo Clinic held at the Auditorium.....I was the server at her table one year, and got to pour her wine ( with white gloves on) we get Country stars....Rock Stars....Comedians......in the summer, there are FREE outdoor concerts.....Gordon... More

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Coppell, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Attended conference with 400+ people. Excellent facilities. Wifi was very good. Meals served in adjacent rooms was very acceptable. Good acoustics and visibility. Other than they kept it a little too cold, that was better than being hot. Would attend there again.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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89 reviews 89 reviews
24 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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154 reviews 154 reviews
100 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 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
70 helpful votes 70 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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Bettendorf, Iowa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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305 reviews 305 reviews
39 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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