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History Center of Olmsted County
Ranked #19 of 52 things to do in Rochester
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Reviewed 8 July 2013

Fun place to learn about the city, Mayo clinic and IBM. We also went to the Rooster baseball game and it was neat to see what a 1860's game was all about!

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Reviewed 23 June 2013

The coverage of founding of City of Rochester and of the Mayo Clinic and the Mayo family was interesting, supported by interesting displays and video or audio descriptions. Some of the remainder of the displays (e.g., local architecture, coverage of wars involving US) didn't seem to fit well. Maybe I just missed the rationale behind including them. The video on international immigrants stories was superb. Good value for admission fee. Worth the hour-long visit.

2  Thank Bro_WB
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Reviewed 26 May 2013

I recently moved to the Rochester area and wanted to learn about the area history so I stopped in. It was very informative. Exhibits explained the start of the Mayo clinic, the history of Saint Mary's hospital, the start of the IBM corporation in Rochester and about the diversity of cultures in the area. The grounds also have an old homestead cabin, an old school and a barn. I am very glad that I stopped. It was well worth the time.

2  Thank jmaes21
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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.

1  Thank MNfamily_10
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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.

Thank Kery E
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