Mason City

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Must Do's

No other city on the planet is home to Frank Lloyd Wright’s only remaining hotel or the largest collection of Prairie-style architecture on a unified site. Join a historic architectural walking tour for the an insider's look at Mason City's unique architecture. Experience Hollywood history come to life at The Music Man Square and Meredith Willson Boyhood Home. Or experience an area cultural treasure with a tour of the MacNider Art Museum, home of the famous Bil Baird puppets. Be sure to also stop by Fat Hill Brewing and Mason City Brewing to taste their delicious craft brews. 

Outdoor Adventures & Exciting Eateries

Enjoy the area's extensive River City Greenbelt & Trail System, which includes the Trolley and Winnebago Trails and features amazing views of grasslands, forests and community attractions. Also be sure to trek across the Meredith Willson Footbridge, which spans Willow Creek. For a relaxing endeavor, set out on foot and discover the River City Sculptures, an exciting year-round display.

Satisfy your tastebuds at the community's collection of locally-owned restaurants like Lorados, The Hungry Mind, State Street Deli and Suzie Q Cafe. Then grab a sweet treat from Grandma Sugar's Cupcakery.

Community Highlights

The community also boasts a vibrant downtown scene routinely given a standing ovation by travelers from around the nation. Conveniently located just off of I-35 in North Central Iowa, Mason City is host to dozens of events and concerts year round.

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