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Assisi Heights

Address: 1001 14th St. NW, Rochester, MN
Phone Number: 507-280-2180
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Ranked #3 of 17 Attractions in Rochester
Type: Convention Centers, Religious Sites, Cultural
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Type: Convention Centers, Religious Sites, Cultural

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Wisconsin
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50 reviews 50 reviews
14 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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15 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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27 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Rochester, Minnesota
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a peaceful place were you can go for a walk in the gardens or for an spiritual retreat. THe chapel is very nice and quiet. We have attend music concerts in there and is beautiful

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Buffalo Prairie, Il
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

The sisters were so friendly. The place gave you such a peaceful feeling after being in Mayo all day.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The Sister at Assisi Heights are amazing women who do incredible things around the world. The Assisi Heights spirituality Center is a breathtaking building and their grounds are wonderful. There are tours on Tues and Saturdays but also on request if you call ahead. Its wonderful to just enjoy the calm surroundings and architectural beauty. Visit the Clare Reflection Space... More 

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Menomonie, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

The grounds and buildings are beautiful. The history is amazing. I learned a lot about Mayo Clinic. The sisters that I met were very kind. I took a guided tour by one of the sisters and would recommend it to others. I would love to attend a mass at the church.

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