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“Great day in yesteryear”

History Center of Olmsted County
Ranked #19 of 51 things to do in Rochester
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Rochester, MN
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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“Great day in yesteryear”
Reviewed 27 January 2013

We attended the days of yesteryear event again this year; it's a great experience for people of all ages, especially families. There are lots of tractors and machinery on display, with other machines running. There are people with displays and kids can shuck corn, make butter, rope, and other activities. They have wagon and carriage rides, and all the buildings are open for the weekend. The museum is interesting and the schoolhouse, farmhouse too. It's in August; you can buy a button in advance or in person.

Visited August 2012
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Chatfield, Minnesota
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33 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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“Fun for history buffs”
Reviewed 12 April 2012

We began a tour of Mayowood here by checking out the exhibits and browsing the giftshop. It was interesting for those who want to learn about Rochester history.

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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“Great for a history buff”
Reviewed 23 December 2011

Rochester has an interesting history. The clinic was founded here after a devestating tornado. This is one of the many things you can learn at the history center. I found the exhibit on historical medical treatments to be interesting, not sure if this was a permenent or temporary exhibit. Worth a stop on the way to Mayowood if you enjoy history.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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230 reviews
71 attraction reviews
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“Oh, come for the turn of the century baseball”
Reviewed 3 December 2011

They have a local group of people that provide a living example of baseball at the turn of the century…that’s 1885. Totally entertaining! You can tell the players (actors) are having a blast, too. The umpire is hilarious was he narrates throughout the game.

Visited June 2011
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Minnesota
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“Great for history buffs”
Reviewed 21 May 2008

The museum has a variety of exhibits on the history of the county; including the big 1883 tornado, the Mayo Clinic, St. Mary's Hospital and hands on exhibits for children. There are also many programs both on and off site. The grounds include a 1800’s log cabin, country school, two farms and other displays that are open during the summer months. Also has a gift store.

There is something interesting for everyone.

Location in southwest part of town is a little out of the way, but definitely worth the trip.

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