Controlled Chaos

Controlled Chaos is to help provide people with ideas and information on what to do and where to go spend quality time with their children. We hope to give you places to create special memories with your child(ren).

  • St. James Coffee-
  • Rochester Public Library-Discover Tuesdays
  • When: Tuesdays - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Where: Auditorium - 1st Floor
  • We'll provide all the supplies, and you provide the friends and fun!
  • 1st Tuesdays: Legos
  • 2nd Tuesdays: Games
  • 3rd Tuesdays: Art
  • 4th Tuesdays: Mystery!
  • For kids in grades k-6.



Kahler Apache



Make a Splash

Kahler Apache is sure to make a splash with kids and adults alike at our indoor Rochester, Minnesota waterpark, complete with a two-story waterslide. For younger kids, our tropical-themed kiddie pool area also includes a slide, water geysers and a water spouting turtle. Just steps away, guests can find our well equipped fitness center. Experience one of the best things to do in Rochester, and have aquatic fun at a unique property among Rochester, MN hotels with a pool.

Pool Hours:

Daily: 9:00am – 9:00pm

Waterslide Hours:

Weekdays: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Weekends: 9:00am - 9:00pm

Open Swim: 

Sunday - Thursday: 12:00pm - 9:00pm (subject to availability) 

Pool Policies:

All guests will be required to sign a pool waiver prior to any use of the pool area. Non-Hotel guest must check-in with the front desk to purchase arm band. The cost is $10.00 per arm band. 

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Soldiers Field Pool

244 Soldiers Field SW
Rochester MN 55902

phone: (507) 281-6180

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Outdoor pool featuring 112-foot water slide. The impressive water slide joins the drop slide and the zero depth pool. Open seasonally.

Hours of Operation

Friday:  12pm-8pm

Monday:  12pm-8pm

Saturday:  12pm-8pm

Sunday:  12pm-8pm

Thursday:  12pm-5pm

Tuesday:  12pm-5pm

Wednesday:  12pm-8pm

Zollman Zoo 

Open Daily – 10:00 AM To 4:00 PM

Oxbow Park

Open Daily – Daylight To 10:00 PM

(Closed - New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas

    Camping Season for 2017  

Opens May 5, 2017 and closes October 8, 2017


Oxbow Park offers almost any outdoor enthusiast a chance to pursue his or her favorite activity: hiking, camping, fishing, picnics. Park facilities include hiking trails, campground, four picnic areas, each with a covered shelter. One of the areas also has playground equipment, and a ball field is maintained during the summer for public use. Oxbow campground in a semi-primitive area has 30 campsites available, running water, restrooms, and showers. These facilities in connection with the nature center and Zollman Zoo, offer any visitor a number of ways to enjoy leisure time outdoors.


Oxbow Park
5731 County Rd 105 NW
Byron, MN 55920
507 775-2451
E-Mail: Oxbow Park