Historic Mason City, Iowa

Are you a history buff? If so, Mason City, Iowa should be on your visiting list! Filled with rich history and architecture, there is sure to be something interesting for all. The Historic Park Inn The only Frank Lloyd Wright hotel left in the world! Renovated and reopened in 2011, this building has been part of the Mason City community since 1910. At the hotel you are welcome to stay in any of the 27 rooms, eat at the 1910 Grille, have drinks at the 1910 Lounge, or just get a tour! Learn about the intriguing history of the century old historic hotel, designed by arguably one of the most famous American architects of the 20th century!72 Historic Park Inn OCT2012 owned by VMC (8) Stockman HouseTour another Frank Lloyd Wright design. The Stockman House was built in 1908 for Dr. George C. Stockman and can be visited at 530 1st Street NE. 72 Stockman House GROUP Sept2013 owned by VMC (2) Music Man Square and Meredith Willson Boyhood HomeIn on honor of Meredith Willson’s musical The Music Man, the Music Man Square offers a 1912 streetscape with a real ice cream parlor. Listen to the music and take a tour of the museum and streetscape! Also behind Music Man Square sits Meredith Willson’s boyhood home. See how this young boy became inspired. 120looking down 2 from staff Prairie School Architectural TourSee the largest group of Prairie School designed homes on a unified site, located in the Rock Crest and Rock Glen area. All the architecture is designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, Walter Burley Griffin, William Drummond, Francis Barry Byrne and more! The Prairie School Tour encompasses 14 blocks and the Historical Tour is an additional 13 blocks which begins at 303 2nd St. SE in Mason City. 96Griffin home2 2006 by Arian

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About visitmasoncityiowa

Mason City, Iowa is best known as the hometown of "The Music Man", Meredith Willson. This charming town also showcases Prairie School Architecture designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, and is home to the only remaning hotel in the world designed by Wright. The largest selection of Bil Baird puppets can also be found right here in Mason City, located in North Central Iowa.

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