Byron is a beautiful town in southeastern Minnesota. It is famous for its renowned Somerby Golf Club and Oxbow Park and Zollman Zoo.
Byron is conveniently located just outside of Rochester, Minnesota, home of the Mayo Clinic. Rochester has its own international airport. From here, your best bet would be to drive with a car, though you could also rent a cab from Rochester. Byron is the first city west of Rochester on Highway 14.
There are endless possibilities of things to see in Byron. For example, there is the brand new high school with its enormous bear sculpture made out of lawnmower blades. Furthermore, there is the Oxbow Park and Zollman Zoo, which is about 20 minutes from the city center, but definitely worth the drive. There you can camp, hike, and see native animals including bison or buffalo, and foxes.
Byron is home to a number of bars and a bowling alley. Unfortunately, the bowling alley is only sporadically open, based on a complicated mathematical equation dealing with the position of the stars. One can also golf at either of the two golf courses. Undoubtedly the best thing to do during the summer, however, is to go to the local swimming pool, located just outside of Downtown.
Certainly the best place to eat in Byron is the Bears Den. Another favorite is Otto's Bakery, which has delicious donuts and other pasteries. There are also several fast food restaurants located along the scenic Frontage Road.
As previously mentioned, there are a number of entertaining bars. These are also good places to local-watch. Most are equipped with pool tables and even dart boards.
Unfortunately at this time there are no four star hotels in Byron, but there are surely some apartments that haven't burnt down that have vacancies.
This is probably most people's favorite part of their excursions to Byron.
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