Welcome to Rochester, Indiana -- Home of beautiful Lake Manitou and the Round Barn Capital of the World!
Rochester is a family-centered community located in north central Indiana on the banks of Lake Manitou.. This small, rural
community prides itself on providing unique lake opportunities, a strong public school system, beautiful golf courses and
parks, and an airport large enough to allow private jets to land.. The city maintains a thriving business and industry district;
responsible for making products like space shuttle radiation shields to race car engines.
Rochester offers many recreational activities including; fishing, golfing, swimming, walking trails and camping. There are
parks available for picnics, cookouts, sporting events and other types of outdoor fun. The Chamber of Commerce sponsors
annual events such as the Round Barn Festival, Twilight Parade, Chili Cook-off, and Red Hot Car Show. The city of Rochester
was selected to be the 1998 winner of the Indiana State Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Community of the Year Award.
In 2003, Rochester celebrated its Sesquicentennial (150 years).