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Rochester Trolley & Tour Company

101 First Avenue SW, Rochester, MN 55902
(507) 421-0573
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Ranked #5 of 16 Activities in Rochester
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Daytona Beach, FL
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95 reviews 95 reviews
25 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The trolley company also has bus tours out of the immediate area. Took both a bus tour and a trolley all day tour. Had Nick as a driver on the trolley and tour director on the bus tour. Was excellent in both instances. They are clean and reliable. Was able to see and learn so much from these tours. Highly... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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55 reviews 55 reviews
18 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

It was a great way to get an overview of the city of Rochester & what it offers. A guide that shared helpful information in a pleasant & interesting way! Thank you.

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Shakopee, MN
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206 reviews 206 reviews
53 attraction reviews
484 helpful votes 484 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We took the City of Rochester tour on Friday July 18, 2014 at 10:00 am. I pre-purchased our tickets online for $15 each. We were picked up in front of the downtown Rochester Marriott hotel. Promptly and efficiently entered the open air trolley on a beautiful morning. I have lived in Minnesota for almost my entire life and had never... More 

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Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
27 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We took this tour and learned so much about the history of the Mayo Clinic and the City of Rochester. The tour guide made it really interesting and he knew lots of awesome and obscure facts about the city, its history and sites. Loved it!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The tour was very informative. My son(17 yoa) and I had a great time, and we had a great tour guide, Carl. He took us to homes and farms. We talked to Amish men, women and kids. We bought Amish goods from people in their homes. All the people were very friendly.

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La Grange, Texas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We took a tour up the Mississippi River to Wabasha to see the eagles. Carl was a great tour guide. WE learned lots of interesting things about Minnesota, the Mississippi, parks and other things we saw. We stopped at a great sandwich shop for lunch, had the best ice cream. It rivals Blue Bell. Also got to shop at the... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I stayed at the Fiksdahl Hotel in Rochester which was an official stop for the tour. I bought a ticket at the front desk and saw, per the trolley poster, that they would stop there at 25 after the hour. It was raining outside so I stayed inside. I saw the trolley whiz past at 22 after the hour without... More 

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Ames Iowa
19 reviews 19 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

My husband and I surprised my father with a tour of Amish-owned businesses located in SE Minnesota. The tour guide was very friendly, knew each of the families whose homes/businesses we visited, and made a point of knowing each tour go-er's name. The tour included stopping at an Amish-owned green house, carpentry shop, rug-maker's home, and chocolatier's farmhouse. The tour... More 

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South Bend, Indiana
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

This 75 minute tour of the Rochester area provided a lot of historical information and gave you a good idea of the area's attractions. There is the opportunity to jump off for a while to visit some of the sites, including a local mall. The driver was very friendly and knowledgeable.

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

It was with some excitement that we boarded the first trolley scheduled an August morning in Rochester. For little cash we could get a sense of many wonderful and historical places. The tour about the city was great and we were pleased about the stop at Mayowood. However, because of a concession made to some tourists who delayed the departure,... More 

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