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CITY
GUIDE

Mason City, Iowa: No Other Place but Here
Conveniently located in the heart of the Midwest, Mason City is home to Frank Lloyd
Wright's last remaining hotel; the boyhood home and museum of Meredith Willson,
composer of The Music Man; and a collection of some of the most recognized marionettes in the world. In addition, at Rock Crest-Rock Glen Historic District, groups will
discover a vibrant cultural district found nowhere else in the world.

EAT

■ THE MUSIC MAN
SQUARE AND
MEREDITH WILLSON
BOYHOOD HOME
Celebrate the life and
legacy of Meredith
Willson, composer
of The Music Man.
Explore the interactive
museum and Willson's
birthplace and
boyhood home.
(641) 423-2852 
www.themusicman
square.org

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DESTINATIONS

■ HISTORIC PARK INN
Mason City is home
to the last remaining
Frank Lloyd Wrightdesigned hotel in
the world, as well as
Wright's first and only
Prairie Style house
in Iowa. Learn about
these architectural
gems on a walking tour
of the Rock Glen-Rock
Crest Historic District.
15 W. State St.
(641) 423-0689
www.wrightonthepark.
org

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■ CHARLES H.
MacNIDER ART
MUSEUM
One of Mason City's
most revered treasures
is its collection of more
than 500 marionettes
and puppets created
by America's premier
puppet master/Mason
City native Bil Baird.
The Sound of Music's
Lonely Goatherd
resides here. 
303 Second St. SE
(641) 421-3666
www.macniderart.org

■ NORTHWESTERN
STEAKHOUSE
Established in 1920
and recognized as
the "Most Iconic
Steakhouse in Iowa,"
this quaint diner is
famous for Greekstyle steaks made
from aged, USDA Top
Choice beef. Be sure
to try a side of savory
spaghetti!
304 16th St. NW
(641) 423-5075 
www.northwestern
steakhouse.com

■ BIRDSALL'S ICE
CREAM
Birdsall's Ice Cream,
another authentic
Mason City experience,
has been serving
handmade ice cream
since the 1930s. Local
favorites include the
hot fudge sundae, hot
fudge marshmallow
malts, and a
summertime flavor:
peach!
518 N. Federal Ave. 
(641) 423-5365

COURTESY OF VISIT MASON CITY IOWA.

SEE


https://themusicmansquare.org/ https://themusicmansquare.org/ http://www.wrightonthepark.org http://www.northwesternsteakhouse.com/ http://www.wrightonthepark.org http://www.northwesternsteakhouse.com/ http://www.macniderart.org

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