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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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Unique Historical Tour

Mayowood is a beautiful home with a lot of history. I highly recommend touring it twice - once during its regular season and once during it's special Christmas tours. As a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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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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Golden Valley, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Unlike a typical museum tour, this attraction allows visitors hands on access to virtually all of this former family home of Dr Charles Mayo, co-founder of the Mayo Clinic. The tour guides share a detailed wealth of information during the leisurely paced tour. This is a very interesting complement to the other significant historical sites in and around Rochester that... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Mayowood is a beautiful home with a lot of history. I highly recommend touring it twice - once during its regular season and once during it's special Christmas tours. As a Rochester native, I have toured Mayowood multiple times. The guides have always been friendly and knowledgeable. For those visiting Rochester for Mayo Clinic-related services, I highly recommend taking a... More 

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Wailea, Hawaii, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Interesting home. I wish the tour guide had known more about the art work. history of the Mayo brothers and their family was very interesting.

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Palm Bay, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Wanted to do this tour many times and finally did. This 38 room, 23,000 square foot home was built in 1911 for $60,000. Remodeling started in 2012 for 4 million which Mayo is funding. Don't miss seeing this wonderful property and learning some history of the Mayo family.

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Sauk Rapids, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Beautiful property with home being restored; wonderful story about the Mayo family and their lives at the home. Our guides were very knowledgeable and told us the property history along with the features of each room. Loved the flower arrangement 'nook', and the Queen of Nepal's bath.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

The house tour was very interesting. Beautiful house! Grace was our first tour guide and she was very knowledgeable about the house and history of the family. The Upstairs guide was a little rude and couldn't answer our questions. The Mayo Clinic has done an excellent job restoring the house. When you turn into the driveway the sign was deceiving,... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This is a great way to spend an afternoon! I recently returned with some out of town visitors and we all thoroughly enjoyed the tour. The place really is such an important part of Rochester's heritage and I am grateful that it is maintained. The tour guides are informative and fun. They obviously enjoy leading the tours.

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Custer, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

All of Rochester Minnesota and the Mayowood Mansion and the entire Mayo Clinic Health Vision--This is what the American Dream was all about and still is all about! The dream itself and then to build what you dream and make it happen is truly what "American Exceptionalism" is all about! You must visit Rochester and discover for yourself! As a... More 

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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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