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Address: 1001 14th St. NW, Rochester, MN
Phone Number: 507-280-2180

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When there, take time out to see this beautiful building and establishment. Franciscans sisters responsible in 1800's after tornado to encourage Mayo Brothers to help build St... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Newton, Iowa
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Yankton, South Dakota
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Have someone in the hospital, for got it was Sunday, Was looking for something to do, thought taking a tour would help us kill some time and release some stress besides learning something. They don't do tours on Sundays because its the sisters home. We understand that just didn't realize it was Sunday. YOU DIDN'T HAVE TO BE SO RUDE

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Newton, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

When there, take time out to see this beautiful building and establishment. Franciscans sisters responsible in 1800's after tornado to encourage Mayo Brothers to help build St. Mary's Hospital. Has a gift shop. One Franciscan makes own honey and sells there. Gives tours only on Monday's and Saturdays.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

The Catholic Nuns lived here and collaborated with Dr. William Plummer to start St.Mary's Hospital. Wonderful chapel with fabulous acoustics for concerts.

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Minneapolis, MN
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We attended 2 weeks of meetings here. Food was lovely, and the rooms were bright and airy. Nice that they were all on one level too. Would highly recommend.

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Wisconsin
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I participated in two days of workshops at Assisi Heights. This is a Franciscan Sisters mother house. It is very big and sits on top of the highest hill in Rochester with great views all around. They have one floor set up with meeting rooms. Nice electronics, LCD projector and computer to drive it. Motorized screens and white boards. Comfortable... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

if it was not for the assisi heights and the sisters, after the huge tornadoe outbreak in the late 1800's the Mayo Dr's needed people to assist them and buiold a hospital, but would not have help, the Sisters had the land where St. mary's is now they gave up some land to build and work with the Mayo Dr's.... More 

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Atlantic, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Don't miss the Assisi Heights Convent. The stone buildings are located on a prominent hill overlooking Rochester. This is a beautiful, peaceful place with spectacular architecture. The entrance is an ornate lobby with slate floor, 60 foot tall Italian marble columns, and hand-blown stained glass windows from Germany. The very large granite columns are all identical in shape but of... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Franciscan Sister's worked side by side with the Mayo Brother's to form St Mary's Hospital........the Sister's we're housed at Assisi Heights, and a spectacular view can be seen of Rochester when you drive up around the building. It has an emergency disater area under the building to help in floods, disaters as the like....very interesting to learn and see... More 

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Daytona Beach, FL
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110 reviews 110 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The story of Assisi Heights and its place in Rochester history was amazing. Our tour guide was one of the nuns who was one of the most fascinating women I have ever met. Don't miss the chance to visit this wonderful place.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Be respectful, enjoy the views and architecture. Beauty and peace at its best. Learn the history, it will blow you away. Don't miss the chapel. A visit that could change your life. Be open

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