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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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Christmas at Mayowood

We were waiting for this tour and were not disappointed. The tour guides were very informative and the Olmstead County Historical Society should be commended for their work. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2015
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Tupelo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

My husband and I visited Mayowood Mansion during our recent trip to Rochester. Touring this very interesting house built by "Dr. Charlie" Mayo in the early 1900's provided a personal glimpse into the life of one of medicine's iconic figures. The house, situated in a beautiful wooded estate located in what was the countryside near the city, is both elegant... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I think the house is pretty run down and built poorly. Yes, it is amazing to go through and see the detail in the house. But the crumbled foundation, the fallen ceilings, so many thing show that not only was is a poorly built structure for its size and beauty, it will take a lot more money to fix up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

A family home of one of the Mayo Brothers. It is a living museum of the 1950s with the entire house as it was left. A very interesting tour by very pleasant guide made the time at Mayowood more than worth the time.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We were happy to get the chance to see this while doing tests at Mayo. It's a nice house but nothing to get excited about.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We went there and took a hooded tour of the home. It was very elegant and warm. They were under construction so we did not see everything but is was worth seeing.

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Mayowood Mansion is so historical and beautiful. I strongly recommend a tour of it. The shuttle bus will pick you up at a designated area and take you there, as there is very little parking at the mansion. The grounds are keep up with many flowers, The stone work is amazing and the balcony....I have no words. I live in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We were waiting for this tour and were not disappointed. The tour guides were very informative and the Olmstead County Historical Society should be commended for their work. The price was fair and tour was just long enough. See you in the spring

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We toured the Mayowood Mansion during December while visiting Rochester. The decorations are very nice. It was refreshing to see the Mayo Foundation has taking over the preservation of the mansion as the local historical society was not able to fund it and provide for the upkeep. The Mansion is nice and I anticipate it will improve as the Foundation... More 

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Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We went for the Christmas tour. Its a great old house and it is nice to have some history left in Rochester.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We toured the Mansion on Dec 14, 2014. The ladies of the historical society had done a wonderful job of decorating the house as it might have been in the period of time when the Mayo children were young. It is a truly beautiful old home with its old wood panelling and ornate ceilings. Thank you for all the work... More 

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Address: Address: 3720 Mayowood Road S.W., Rochester, MN 55902
Phone Number: 507-282-9447
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Rochester

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