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My cousin and his wife took us to see this fantastic place! Our docent Judy was very knowledgeable... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
La Grand
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Fabulous renovation

A stunning and gorgeous renovation of the Mayo-family residence. Tour guide was entertaining... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lou D
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3720 Mayowood Rd SW, Rochester, MN 55902-4260
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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!

Thank Lou D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank galiano2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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!

Thank Mary W
Reviewed 5 September 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

Thank Pippadude
Reviewed 8 August 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.

Thank JDR277
Reviewed 4 August 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.

Thank Pickykicky
Reviewed 18 July 2018

We decided to be tourists in the city that where we lived/visited for the past 30 years :) The mansion is gorgeous and the tour was fantastic! It was interesting, entertaining and just the perfect amount of time. I would highly recomend it.

Thank Inna P
Reviewed 9 July 2018

This house was built by Charlie Mayo, who with his brother, Will Mayo, founded Mayo Clinic. The house is well-preserved and contains a glimpse of life at the beginning of the 20ths century with a couple obvious changes mid-century

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Yuririana R
15 March 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.