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This tour of the Mayo home was excellent. It was prior to holiday season and local business had... read more

Reviewed November 20, 2018
Juneau, Alaska
Beautiful tour

The history was fascinating and well worth the time and money. The mansion, grounds, and view were... read more

Reviewed October 16, 2018
Sue H
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3720 Mayowood Rd SW, Rochester, MN 55902-4260
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Reviewed November 20, 2018

This tour of the Mayo home was excellent. It was prior to holiday season and local business had decorated all the rooms in holiday themes. Each room was done up with incredible detail. The house itself is quite impressive and worth taking the tour. We...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

The history was fascinating and well worth the time and money. The mansion, grounds, and view were breathtaking.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sue H
Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

My cousin and his wife took us to see this fantastic place! Our docent Judy was very knowledgeable and pleasant and made the tour fun. It is a very large home with approximately 38 rooms and 32,000 ft! It was built in 1911 by Charles...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

A stunning and gorgeous renovation of the Mayo-family residence. Tour guide was entertaining, well-informed, and very friendly. An exemplary job of historic-landmark preservation by both the Olmsted County Historic Society and the Mayo Clinic Foundation. A joy to visit and take the tour. Thanks!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank loud976
Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

This place is unbelievable! I was there for a work function for the first time. It was really interesting to see historic mansion. Hard to believe how big it was for that period of time. I would suggest everyone to take the time to see...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

Great stop to better understand Mayo Brothers and their impact on Rochester. House is amazing and beautiful. Volunteers knowledgeable and enthusiast. Worth the side trip.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank galiano2017
Reviewed September 15, 2018

I know a little about the Mayo brothers but this really gave us a lot of amazing information about them and the place itself is a wonder!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mary W
Reviewed September 5, 2018

This house was designed by one of the Mayo brothers without an architect and is very unique. The grounds are pleasant with some gardens but with few formal gardens. It is well worth the trip if you are in the Rochester area. Our tour guide...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Pippadude
Reviewed August 8, 2018

My husband and I did this tour, and the volunteers here are very knowledgeable. It was very informative and great to get some history about the MAYO family. Nice thing to do that didn’t take much time.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank JDR277
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

Glad that I made the trip. The house is beautiful and had lots of history if you’d like to learn a little more about the Mayo family. Beautiful grounds.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Yuririana R
March 15, 2015|
Response from Ruth L | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure. Contact Olmsted county historical society. There is a good place to rent nearby, called the mayowood stone barn. It's used for events and weddings.