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Address: 1001 14th St NW, Rochester, MN 55901-2590
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Beautiful grounds and chapel. Tours are only available on Mon and Sat at 2:00, but go if you can. This is probably one of the top 5 things to see in Rochester. I could have... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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thunder bay ontario
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93 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and husband went to visit. They were told to come back another day, which they did. For somewhere that advertises all are welcomed, my 13 year old noted it didn't feel very welcoming. Way to go! ,

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Thank elsier33
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful grounds and chapel. Tours are only available on Mon and Sat at 2:00, but go if you can. This is probably one of the top 5 things to see in Rochester. I could have spent an hour in the chapel alone.

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Kansas City, Kansas
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97 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

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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Thank Lou P
Owatonna, Minnesota
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444 reviews
105 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 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.

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Thank Carl W
Northfield, Minnesota
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 February 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.

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

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

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

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Thank sharonwilkins
Kasson, Minnesota
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 25 August 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.

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Thank Joseph E
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 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 

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