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OXBOW PARK & ZOLLMAN ZOO, BYRON MN The zoo is anchored in the middle of the 600-acre park, and it showcases circa 40 different Minnesota-native species, including all animal classes: fish, reptiles, amphibians, birds and mammals. Oxbow offers educational programs about Minnesota wildlife. Zoo and nature center tours, hiking trails, and picnic facilities. Open all year. 507-775-2451, co.olmsted.mn.us

QUARRY HILL NATURE CENTER, ROCHESTER MN Designated as a Park and Trail

of Regional Significance by the Greater Minnesota Parks and Trails Commission, Quarry Hill Park is a historic and natural treasure at the heart of the community. Hiking trails, biking trails, a pond, restored oak savanna, limestone fossil quarry and historic sandstone caves shape the park’s 329 acres. 507-281-6114, qhnc.org ROCHESTER PARK & RECREATION DEPARTMENT, ROCHESTER MN Swimming at 2 outdoor pools and one lake. Golf courses, miles of trails for bicycling, hiking, jogging, and other recreational activities. 507-328-2525, rochestermn.gov/departments/parks-and-recreation

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Rochester Area Visitor - June 2019  

Visitor Guide to Rochester MN

Rochester Area Visitor - June 2019  

Visitor Guide to Rochester MN