Relax and enjoy this entertaining and informative tour featuring all of Rochester’s major historic, cultural, and architectural sites and attractions. Rochester and the “Blufflands” region boast a rich and fascinating Indian, pioneer, stagecoach, steamboat, and Civil War history. This tour offers an overview of Rochester’s fascinating medical history along with the Mayo family’s ties to pioneer, Civil War, and Minnesota history. By the end of this tour, you will know the inside story of Rochester’s amazing growth and transformation from a humble Midwestern farm town to world-famous mecca for the medical arts. We guarantee you will be surprised and delighted by the charm of Rochester’s many hidden scenic and cultural gems, as we focus on Rochester’s past, exciting present, and much-anticipated future Destination Medical Center (DMC) growth.

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Seven Days per Week ~ 90 Minutes to Two Hours  ~ Trolley or Coach Transportation

  • Mayo Clinic Campus ~ Largest Clinic of its Kind in the World
  • Downtown Rochester & Peace Plaza ~ Cosmopolitan Shops, Restaurants, & Plazas
  • Feith Family Statuary ~ Park Honoring Founders of Mayo Clinic & Saint Mary’s Hospital
  • Calvary Episcopal Church ~ Mayo Family Church & Oldest Church in Rochester
  • Silver Lake Park ~ Charming Lake District Featuring Limestone Bridges
  • Plummer Building ~ Original Mayo Clinic Building Designed by Dr. Henry Plummer
  • Assisi Heights ~ Home of the Rochester Franciscan Community
  • St. Marys Hospital Campus & Chapel ~ Among the Largest Private Hospitals in the World
  • “Pill Hill” National Historic Residential District ~ Historic Homes of Pioneering Doctors
  • Mayo Foundation House ~ Former Home of Mayo Clinic Co-Founder Dr. Will Mayo
  • Soldier’s Field Veterans Memorial ~ One of the Finest Memorials in the Country
  • Plummer House ~ Former Home of Dr. Henry S. Plummer
  • Mayowood Historic Corridor ~ Dr. Charlie’s Limestone Dairy Barn & Stables