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Mayowood Mansion

3720 Mayowood Road S.W., Rochester, MN 55902
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Ranked #16 of 24 Attractions in Rochester
Type: Historic Sites
Most recent review
- Sep 28, 2014
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La Crosse, Wisconsin
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

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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25 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
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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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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4 helpful votes 4 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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Lakeville, Minnesota
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

Drove up to mansion, and before we got out a security vehicle pulled up to us and told us we had to leave. Not sure what the@#*% is going on...

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Rochester, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

The Mayowood property is on a hidden driveway heading southwest from Rochester/Apache Mall. In the summer it is its own pretty space for a picnic in the backyard. The grounds are being renovated as is the beautiful staircase to the front door and the inside. It is a historical site you want to share with visitors, especially those interested in... More

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Bettendorf, Iowa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

A beautiful mansion owned by the founding Doctors of Mayo Clinic. Fascinating tour during the holidays if you are able to make it. If you are in the area, register with the Olmsted County Historical Society in October for a holiday tour. You'll see the house decorated by local businesses along with the house set up as if you were... More

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Racine, Wisconsin
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7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

The home is under renovation but a very informative guide gave us a great tour. We had read a lot about the Mayo brothers and the home and property was beautiful. So interesting to see the home go this brilliant family.

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