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Address: 1001 14th St NW, Rochester, MN 55901-2590
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+1 507-280-2180

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We arrived just before the tours were ending for the afternoon, but were greeted warmly by the receptionist. She arranged for Sister Maguerite to take us on a short(45 mins... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lou P
Kansas City, Kansas
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Kansas City, Kansas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived just before the tours were ending for the afternoon, but were greeted warmly by the receptionist. She arranged for Sister Maguerite to take us on a short(45 mins.) tour of part of the Spirituality Center. She was a wonderful and interesting guide, telling us history of the beautiful building, past happenings, traditions that are celebrated there and answering... More 

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Owatonna, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed March 1, 2017

We saw the ad in the Rochester mag about Honey for sale. We went to the gift shop and purchased 2 different types of Honey and had a nice visit with the checkout Sister. She gave us some very informative details and history of the buildings and grounds.

Thank Carl W
Northfield, Minnesota
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 27, 2017

We learned the role the Catholic Sisters with the first Mayo doctors to establish St. Mary's Hospital and the now Mayo Clinic. Very interesting history and beautiful site. It is well worth a visit.

Thank thormanrochelle6
Rochester, Minnesota
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35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed November 9, 2016

I was there for a musical concert, followed by a meal with the Sisters. Assisi Heights was for many years home to Sisters exclusively. They were self sufficient with gardens for vegetables,orchards for fruits and enclosures for some animals. Now with fewer Sisters in residence and enormous costs to maintain such a big complex Mayo has taken over this huge... More 

Thank travela37
Boulder, Colorado
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51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed October 22, 2016

I always wanted to tour Assisi Heights and was not disappointed. This is an absolutely gorgeous place. It was interesting to see the history of Assisi Heights and to hear the stories as well. The tour didn't take long, but was very interesting. Beautiful architecture and peaceful grounds.

Thank Arielf3773
Toronto, Canada
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed August 27, 2016

Building not open to public on Sunday (religious residence, day of rest), but the grounds are lovely to wander around. We were with friends who live in the area and this place was recommended to us.

Thank sharonwilkins
Kasson, Minnesota
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed August 25, 2016

I attended a work retreat at Assisi and the facility is beautiful. well tended grounds and very interesting architecture. inside and outside is a must see.

Thank Joseph E
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed August 9, 2016

You need to check in at the reception and get your bedges (for interior or exterior). Nice chapel inside the building. I am not sure if you can visit other parts of the building too. the yard is very large. Part of it with small woods with dears, turkeys, squirls and foxes. An well preserved vegetable garden and some nice... More 

Thank CrisAndrei
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed July 31, 2016

The beautiful buildings are wonderful to tour. Be sure to call in advance for a tour. The grounds are a special place to renew yourself with nature. The Sisters would like to know who is on their property, so step inside the main hall and sign in and wear a tag. Many concerts are available and Mass on Sundays in... More 

Thank DNelson2013
Rochester, Minnesota
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40 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed June 2, 2016

I recommend visiting the gorgeous, quiet, peaceful chapel. It will restore your spirit and calm your mind. The Sisters are SO nice and love showing and explaining their home. How do you describe such a wonderful, quiet, beautiful place? You will love your trip up the beautiful winding drive with trees full of birds and plots of flowers all around.... More 

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