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Rochester MN Guide to Indoor Play

SPARK Place of Play // photo used with permission

Rainy day?   Too hot?  Too cold?  Just need a boredom buster?  Check out all the places in Rochester MN for indoor play!


PLEASE check hours and times before you go. 


* Updated January 29, 2024

Play For Free

Apache Mall Free Play Area

Apache Mall

Located on the north side of the mall, near the SCHEELS mall entrance this little playscape is perfect for an afternoon of play! It’s a great place for young kids with only one entrance/exit, soft floors and climbing toys.

Address: US Hwy. 52 and US Hwy. 14 E, Rochester, 55902
Phone: (507) 288-8056

Barnes and Noble

Located on the west side of the mall just off the food court Barnes and Noble is a delightful place to spend time with your kids. Browse the children’s books and spend some time reading.

Address: 1201 12th Street SW Suite 425, Rochester, 55902

Phone: (507) 281-7950


McDonald’s Playland

Grab a bite to eat and let the kids play! Enjoy watching them climb, jump and tumble!

Address: 1306 Apache Dr. SW, Rochester, 55902

Phone: (507) 288-2264

Rochester Public Library Piggie and Elephant

Rochester Public Library

You can’t go wrong with spending time at the library! Browse the books, check out special collections, and learn all about the services available to your family.

Address: 101 2nd Street SE, Rochester, 55904

Phone: (507) 328-2300



Buck Hunter, a shooting gallery, and roller ball mini bowling are fun ways to play at SCHEELS. Be sure to check out the kids’ play area in the children’s clothing department too!

Address: 1220 12th Street SW, Rochester, 55902

Phone: (507)281-2444


Play With A Fee

Air Insanity

Rochester’s first indoor trampoline park is a state-of-the-art family fun facility that will energize and excite the kid at heart in everyone! Air Insanity attractions include open jump arena, insane airbag, warrior battle beam, fidget ladder, insane dodgeball, toddler zone, warrior obstacle course, extreme warp wall, slam dunk courts, traverse climbing wall, insanity nerf zone, vault escape laser maze, and a virtual reality zone. Air Insanity is a great place for the whole family!

Address: 1607 Hwy 14 East, Rochester MN

Phone: (507) 218-8385

Cost: Varies.  Refer to the website for pricing.


The Garden

The Garden Skatepark is the ultimate destination for skaters of all ages and skill levels. Our state-of-the-art indoor facility features a variety of obstacles and ramps for skaters to practice on, as well as a safe and welcoming environment.

Whether you’re a beginner looking to learn the basics or a seasoned pro looking to perfect your skills, The Garden has something for everyone.

Address: 3820 Broadway Ave N., Rochester, MN 55906

Phone: (507)-382-3086


Day Pass: $13.33
Unlimited Monthly Pass: $100/month


The Machine Shed

At The Machine Shed you’ll find classic arcade games. Beat an old score or find a new favorite game! Pay a one time fee and play all day!

Address: 11 2nd St NE, Rochester, 55906

Phone: (507)202-6761

Cost: $10 to play all day.


Monkey Junction

Monkey Junction is an indoor play space for children (0-6 years old). Your child  (and you) will enjoy the play equipment and toys, the space to run and the chance to meet others at the same stage of life. Monkey Junction is open during the colder fall/winter months (closed April – October).

Address: 4500 60th Ave NW, Rochester, MN 55901

Phone: (507)282-8280

Cost: $1/child


One Athletics

One Athletics offers fitness classes for youth ages 3-18  in a fun, instructive, and cooperative environment. From Pre-School fitness classes to Ninja Cross-Training, Gymnastics to Kickboxing, there is class for nearly every child to find a way to have fun, learn resilience, and build a cornerstone of fitness into their lives.

Address: 1431 W Frontage Rd,  Rochester, MN 55901

Phone: (507) 322-7900

Cost: Varies – please check website for more information



Pipsqueaks, Rochester’s INDOOR play zone, is designed for children kindergarten-age and younger to play under parental/guardian supervision during the winter months. Open Monday, Tuesdays, and Saturdays, 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM.

Address: United Way of Olmsted County Inc., 903 West Center Street, Rochester

Phone: (507)328-2525

Cost: $2 per child per day (FREE for children 0-6 months of age), $10 punch card (6 punches)

Roca Climbing and Fitness

Roca Climbing and Fitness

Roca Climbing and Fitness offers outstanding climbing, yoga, and fitness opportunities while building community.

Address: 6071 Rome Circle NW, Rochester MN

Phone: (507) 218-1500

Cost: Varies – refer to the website for more information


Rochester Athletic Club

The Neighborhood is unlike anything you’ll find at another gym. It’s not just an area for kids, but an activity center for the entire family. Miniature golf, trampolines, indoor soccer and a PlaySmart multilevel play structure are just a few options for hours of active play!

Address: 3100 19th Street NW, Rochester, 55901

Phone: (507)282-6000

Cost: Membership information can be found here.


SPARK – The Children’s Museum of Rochester

SPARK – The Children’s Museum of Rochester (formerly Minnesota Children’s Museum Rochester) has so many things to do: educational, immersive displays, a huge climber, a huge interactive water feature, role-play opportunities with costumes, stages, a grocery store, and more, a maker space, a wind tunnel wall, music, yoga, story-time, Zumba and much more! Regular SPARK programming and pop-ups from community partners provide new experiences every time you visit.

Address: Inside Apache Mall – 1201 12th Street SW, Suite #632 (inside the south corridor of the JCPenney wing)

Phone: (507)218-3100


Children under 1: FREE
Ages 1-59: $12
Seniors (60 and older): $11
Military (with valid ID): $11
Play for All (EBT/SNAP): $6


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