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Mayowood Mansion

3720 Mayowood Road S.W., Rochester, MN 55902
507-282-9447
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Ranked #11 of 25 Attractions in Rochester
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Midland, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

The co-founder of the Mayo Clinic built these mansion, and the Olmstead County Historical Society gives one hour tours. The house is gradually being restored, although it looked to us that much of the work in the mansion itself has been completed. The house is decorated with many of the original furnishings and includes family photos. The tour gave us... More

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Rochester, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Dr. Charles H. Mayo, co-founder of the Mayo Clinic, built "Mayowood in 1911 and lived in it until 1939. The estate features gardens and Dr. Mayo’s decorative arts collection. Over 40 rooms are furnished in French, English, Spanish, German and American antiques." Recently renovated by the Mayo Clinic, it will be festooned in Christmas bunting in November and December. If... More

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Rochester,MN
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

If you enjoy learning about the history of Mayo, this is a must see! The guides are knowledgable and are happy to answer any questions you may have.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Mayowood, the country estate established by Charles and Edith Mayo (Mayo Clinic co-founder), is gradually being restored to its original splendor. Much work has been done to both the exterior and the interior of this grand 23,000 square foot mansion, home to three generations of the Mayo clan. The beautifully wooded and landscaped site of the home overlooking the Zumbro... More

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Visited the Mayo home, built in 1910-11, loved the setting near the Zumbro river. Beautiful home that really felt like family was important to the Mayo's. Tour guides are knowledgeable and have a passion for the home and the family.

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Daytona Beach, FL
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95 reviews 95 reviews
25 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This home is out of town by a little. Continually in the process of improvement. No visit to Rochester would be complete without seeing the home. It is open to the public and we had an excellent guided tour. Glad I had the opportunity to visit it.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The little we saw of the mansion it looked dilapidated. WE were very disappointed. Looked haunted. The Plummer mansion was much more beautiful. The barn at Mayowood is beautiful though and they have weddings there!

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Dallas
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The trolley ride takes you to there and our driver gave us a great history lesson on the brothers who started the Mayo Clinic, their philosophy on treatment and the years since they began practicing medicine as well as some family history. Interesting stuff. The mansion was under construction when we went so we didn't go inside.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The Mayowood Mansion Gardens are a serene, nature center type location to walk, reflect and relax. Free of charge. Great sculptures too.

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Rochester
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

The Mayo Mansion tour is very interesting. It highlights not only the accomplishments of the Mayo's as physicians but gives one a glimpse into the personal life of the family. The guides tell many family stories which brings them to life.

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