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Mayowood Mansion

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Address: 3720 Mayowood Road S.W., Rochester, MN 55902
Phone Number: 507-282-9447
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I Love Mayowood Mansion For The History

Have you ever wondered where the "Mayo" namesake came from? Have you ever wondered what the original Mayo family did on their free time? Do you want to learn about the foundation... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Ashley H
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Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have you ever wondered where the "Mayo" namesake came from? Have you ever wondered what the original Mayo family did on their free time? Do you want to learn about the foundation of the Mayo Clinic? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then Mayowood is the perfect destination for you. I always have a good time whenever... More 

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Thank Ashley H
Rochester, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great tour, lots of history involved. The home has gone a major restoration, and what has been fixed, has been fixed well! The belongings in the home are very original, and donated from the family over the years! Great stories, and ample parking. Pretty easy to get to, but watch for signs if you are not from the area!

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Thank Tanya W
Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We really enjoyed this trip it was nice to see where the Mayo's lived. It must of been wonderful in it day. Can't believe all the things they had in that time.It was a very beautiful home in its day. So glad they are bring it back and using it again.

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Thank Tricia R
Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Everyone needs to visit Mayowood at least once. I go every year and take all my visitors to Rochester there. They are doing a fantastic job renovating the historic house.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Great tour and history of the Mayo family. The restorations are beautiful and the house has some really cool features. Interesting for kids as well with such items as the antique dryer and cathedral record player. Would love to attend an event there!!

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Thank Chris H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

What an interesting place to visit. We loved walking around the grounds and enjoying the quiet atmosphere. Would have been fun to stay here! Nice to visit a part of the history of the clinic.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We went to visit during Christmas Tour. It was decorated beautifully for the holidays. It was wonderful learning about the Mayo family. Dr Charles Mayo built and lived there until 1939.

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Thank OutofMN
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Charles Mayo residence in the early 1900's. Really nice now that Mayo Clinic has control of the property and are doing a great deal of restorative efforts. In a beautiful rural heavily wooded section of Rochester, a grand mansion of the day. Well worth the time if have free time in Rochester.

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1 Thank pslot
Rochester, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

I visit mayowood during christmas tours and the last was a fall MUM tour. May has put alot of money and repair into Mayowood and its so much better that even 3 years ago. The staff was so friendly and gave wonderful tours. I would recommend this to anyone!

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2 Thank Mark R
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

We took this tour on a recent Sunday morning. I would highly recommend it! Our guide was extremely passionate and knowledgeable about the house and the family. We have a 9 year old boy and even he thought it was interesting! A must stop while in Rochester!

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