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Nature Center Hours

Mon - Fri 9 AM - 4 PM
Saturday 9 AM - 4 PM
Sunday 12 - 4 PM
Closed July 4, Thanksgiving Day,
December 24 & 25
Park and Trail Hours
Park and Trails: Dawn to dusk every day

Dogs must be leashed at all times in Quarry
Hill Park according to 
City of Rochester Ordinance 45.B10

Free Admission!

Quarry Hill Park is free and open to the public year round. The nature center is also free and open all but four days of the year. Trained, knowledgeable staff welcome visitors and share their insights into everything that makes southeast Minnesota unique to the state and Upper Midwest.

Location and Directions

Minutes away from busy downtown Rochester,
Quarry Hill Nature Center is a welcome retreat for
anyone who loves nature.

Quarry Hill Nature Center & Park
701 Silver Creek Road NE
Rochester, MN 55906

Car: Take East Circle Dr (Cty 22) to Silver Creek Rd NE. Look for our sign.

Bike: Accessible via paved biking trails in the Rochester Trail System.

Bus: Rochester City Bus Line Route #102 stops at the West Entrance to Quarry Hill Park at 9th St and 18th Ave NE; walk .75 miles on paved trail to the Nature Center.