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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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We took the tour of this piece of historical property. It's always pleasant to tour a slice of history. The volunteer tour guide was pleasant and well informed. However, the $17... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Daytonabeachguy
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Daytona Beach, FL
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Ruthton, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fun to see not really interactive though. A must see if your in the area, but wouldn't drive out of my way to see it.

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Covington, Louisiana
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I were in Rochester while my husband was getting treatment at the Mayo Clinic. We had a day off and decided that touring the Mayowood Mansion is at the top of our list, being that we are both big history buffs. First, the entry at $17 per person is very steep for what you get to see.... More 

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Daytona Beach, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the tour of this piece of historical property. It's always pleasant to tour a slice of history. The volunteer tour guide was pleasant and well informed. However, the $17 admission fee is too high for a one hour trip through a house.

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Thank Daytonabeachguy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since we were there for medical appointments at Mayo, this was a very interesting side trip to learn about the Mayo brothers who started the clinic. The price was a little high for the tour, but we gladly paid it to help the historical society and to help with upkeep of this piece of history.

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Thank Dana D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was so interesting touring Mayowood mansion and learning more about the family that started the Mayo Clinic. The Mansion has been beautifully restored and our guide Jan led us through the many rooms sharing stories of the people that called this beautiful house home. As she pointed out different things it soon became obvious that this house had been... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mayowood mansion is absolutely beautiful! it is a trip down the road of history with each room decorated the way it would have been in the past. Ball gowns, book, toys, dishes. The futuristic detail built into the home made everyday living easier and much of it was way before it's time rival in curiosity the scenic views of the... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting tour, guides are helpful if you are interested in the Mayo family. A little expensive for a visit like thiw.

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North Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful property with much to see. Larry, our tour guide, did a great job of sharing the historical facts as well as some of the local stories. We loved being able to spend time on the veranda and the gardens. It was really interesting to learn about the family history of the doctors who had the vision... More 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

I enjoyed seeing the mansion and learning the history. Our guide was very informed and told us several interesting stories.

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Duluth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

Beautiful home, but the gardens were amazing! I also especially enjoyed the tour guides info regarding the facts of the home (I.e. the history, how many rooms, etc.)

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