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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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Minnesota
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54 reviews 54 reviews
41 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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Minnesota
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76 reviews 76 reviews
27 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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Glensted Mo
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39 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Yorkton
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Rochester, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We made reservations in advance with out of town guests who were very excited to see it during the holidays. We were told over the phone that it was by "appointment only" and that there were two tour times that day that were not "overcrowded". We chose one of those times, as one of our guests is older and wished... More 

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Owatonna, Minnesota
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98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This Mansion sat without any maintenance for many years. It is a work in process with much of the restoration completed on the 1st 2 floors, and exterior. It has been decorated for Christmas. Other than the Christmas decorations, everything is as when the last of the Mayo's lived there in 1969, even the clothes and reading books. Very interesting... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

At the beginning of the $15/pp tour we were told there are 2 ballrooms and an observatory. Well, not until you are 40 minutes into the tour do they tell you that those floors "are under construction". No photos allowed. Neat house but not really of the era as numerous updates have been done over the years

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Great guided tour gave interesting insights into the Mayo family. 42 room 24,000 sq ft mansion was beautiful wooded acreage. Rooms were decorated for Christmas and was very beautiful. Great Christmas event!

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