We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Mayo Civic Center

Closed Now: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Review Highlights
Nice clean cente.

We attended a conference with about 500 participants. It is nice and clean. Connected to Mayo... read more

Reviewed June 24, 2018
Columbus, Ohio
Good for Conventions

Good facility for conventions, but really big. AV is good. Rooms are modern. Staff regularly... read more

Reviewed March 16, 2018
Woodbury, Minnesota
via mobile
Read all 74 reviews
All photos (22)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“concert venue”(2 reviews)
“walk blocks”(2 reviews)
“nice venue”(2 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
See all hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
30 Civic Center Dr SE, Rochester, MN 55904-3812
+1 507-328-2220
Improve This Listing
Reviews (74)
Filter reviews
73 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews concert venue walk blocks nice venue this past weekend new addition conference event skyway mayo acoustics stage facility thousands tickets job
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 73 reviews
Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

I was meeting a friend at a concert but I had the tickets. The lobby she came in had the bathrooms locked and the ticket taker wouldn’t even let her in when she offered to leave her drivers license and phone!! They need to seriously...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank E1181PAjackies
Reviewed October 14, 2018

We had the MRPA (Minnesota Recreation & Park Association) annual conference at the Civic Center and it was one of the best conference centers we have ever experienced. The meeting rooms and ballrooms are new, spacious and very comfortable. The facilities interior design and finishings...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank michaelparkguy
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Its a huge center with all the facilities for the events to be organise in very professional way . Many medical CME's were conducted by Mayo clinic rochester MN

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank muhammadsalman2018
Reviewed September 26, 2018

We have gone to the Civic Center for a basketball game and no to a concert---just great great great!--no seat is a bad seat---you can see the stage from all over---love Rochester and it's walkability!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MichiganderMom
Reviewed August 1, 2018

This Civic Center was recently renovated. It offers a lot of different meeting rooms for all sizes of needs, including a main autitorium that seats thousands of people. Outside is a park like setting with walking paths near the water. Picnic tables on grass lawn...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank travelpal101
Reviewed June 24, 2018

We attended a conference with about 500 participants. It is nice and clean. Connected to Mayo Clinic and the shopping centers through skyway. However the main entrance can be confusing if you are accessing from outside. There is a nice patio by the river and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank shawnil2018
Reviewed April 30, 2018

Walking through the Mayo Civic Center you get to see architectural beauty everywhere. Walking around the Mayo Civic Center during Spring, Summer and Fall, you get to see geese, ducks, butterflies, and birds enjoying the water and sunshine! I love to walk there on my...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Lizann2013
Reviewed April 9, 2018

Convenient location, lots of parking. It can handle several events at once. Lots of bathrooms available, snack stands at many locations

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank MNTraveler2017
Reviewed March 16, 2018 via mobile

Good facility for conventions, but really big. AV is good. Rooms are modern. Staff regularly refresh coffee breaks. Good acoustics for public speaking.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank A2559CHchrisc
Reviewed January 25, 2018

The Civic Center remodel is a success. Looks like a top notch venue now. We went to a concert there recently, and there was no bad seat. Nice and close.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank RupertH641
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 54 nearby hotels
Broadway Plaza
21 reviews
.18 miles away
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Rochester - Mayo Clinic Area
1,111 reviews
.18 miles away
Holiday Inn Rochester Downtown
253 reviews
.19 miles away
Hilton Garden Inn Rochester Downtown
836 reviews
.23 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 330 nearby restaurants
1,676 reviews
.23 miles away
Terza Ristorante
480 reviews
.20 miles away
791 reviews
.19 miles away
The Tap House
136 reviews
.24 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 103 nearby attractions
Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial
182 reviews
.41 miles away
The Plummer Building - Mayo Clinic Historical Suite
177 reviews
.37 miles away
Chateau Theater
50 reviews
.25 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Mayo Civic Center staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Travel Forum Posts
Madison, Wisconsin
hotel suggestion needed (1 Reply)
Staying in Rochester for three nights while attending a conference at the Mayo Civic Center. Narrowed accommodations down to these three hotels, Centerstone, Brentwood and Springhill. Looking for clean and easy downtown access. Reviews are so mixed on hotels in Rochester unless you go very high end.
July 31, 2018|
Response fromMinnesotaRandy|
There a many great options in Rochester. Of the 3 that you mentioned, I would choose the Springhill. The Springhill is the furthest from the Civic Center. The closest one to the Civic Center is Brentwood. Centerstone has a fun restaurant called Twigs.