Attending Feel the Beat 2015? Here are some things you’ll want to know!

Oct 8, 2015 | Suzanne Ferguson | @suzannerferguson


So far, we have had great weather here in Rochester but it could always turn chilly on a whim. Don’t forget to bring a jacket just in case. Something we have learned from living here is to always be prepared for any type of weather!


Where to stay

Rochester, Minnesota, has a wide range of accommodations. This year, we have special rates on two great hotels close to Mayo Clinic. If you are still making your travel arrangements, make sure you check out this site to take advantage of the discounts on hotel rooms.

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There are a few different parking options around Mayo Clinic. If you want to park on the street, metered street parking is always an option, but be sure to carry change to feed the meters. There are also many parking garages located throughout Rochester. For more information, visit here.

Things to See and Do

Take a tour of the Mayo Clinic. Tours are available Monday through Friday at 10 a.m. for patients and their guests. In addition to the regular tours, Mayo also offers an art tour daily at 1:30 p.m. Over the years, Mayo has been the recipient of many spectacular pieces of art. Explore the Mall of America, one of the largest shopping malls in the U.S. The mall is located around an hour away from Rochester and is home to over 500 stores. It even has its own theme park and aquarium.


Visit Rochester’s Historic Third Street between Broadway and First Avenue; get a bite to eat at one of the new and delicious restaurants around town; or get outdoors and explore Quarry Hill Nature Center. For a long list of activities and events, visit Rochester’s Visitors Bureau site.

Still need to register for Feel the Beat? Sign up here! Questions? Feel free to contact our HLHS team at

Can’t make it to Rochester, MN on October 17? Head on over to Twitter that day to stay updated on the events and even ask our physicians and researchers any questions you may have using #feelthebeat2015. We will also have a live broadcast of our Research Showcase featuring what's new for the future of HLHS. Tune in here at 1:15 p.m. on October 17th.



The Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS) is a collaborative network of specialists bonded by the vision of delaying or preventing heart failure for individuals affected by congenital heart defects including HLHS. The specialized team is addressing the various aspects of these defects by using research and clinical strategies ranging from basic science to diagnostic imaging to regenerative therapies.

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