Experience the Art of Hospitality at the Mason City Visitor Information Center

Spring is near and winter is on its way out!  Before we know it, it will be time to start taking vacations and unexpected adventures. We hope you all had a fabulous winter and you are ready for what spring and summer have in store.480 VIC 3 2012 by staff

We have recently added a new LED message board outside our center to help direct visitors to our office, while also providing information to travelers as they pass by.LED Sign 2016 (4)

When you come visit Mason City this year, make sure you stop into our Visitor Center to get all the info you need. We offer free maps and brochures providing information on:


  • Local attractions, tours, itinerary ideas and more!
  • Mason City Shopping and Dining
  • Mason City Lodging
  • Area Recreation Guides
  • Bike Trail Maps
  • Calendar of Events and North Iowa Summer Activity Guide
  • Regional Community and attraction information
  • The official Iowa Travel Guide and Iowa state maps
  • Destination information and brochures from other Iowa communities and attractions
  • Relocation Packets for residents news to Mason City and North Iowa
  • And MORE!


Our gift shop offers a variety of Mason City souvenirs including t-shirts, postcards, coffee mugs, shot glasses, lapel pins, candles, coasters, hanging ornaments and more. “The Music Man” DVD and soundtrack are also available; as well as books written by Meredith Willson, and books about Frank Lloyd Wright’s Historic Park Inn. The Mason City Walking Tour Guide is available for purchase at the Mason City Visitor Information Center and our online gift shop.

Whether you’re in need of a map and information, or just looking for a unique gift or souvenir, be sure to stop in and visit us! Our friendly staff and volunteers  will be more than happVisitor_Info_Center_1y to assist you in planning your stay in Mason City.

We are located at 2021 4th Street SW in Mason City.  Staff and volunteers are available to assist visitors Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Our foyer is open 24-hours, 7-days-a-week, providing travelers the opportunity to stop in and pick-up information at their convenience.

If you need assistance planning your stay before you arrive, please contact Visit Mason City by submitting a Request for Information form or by contacting us during business hours (8 am to 4:30 pm Central Standard Time – Monday through Friday) at 800-423-5724 or 641-422-1663. After hours, our automated phone system will provide you with the opportunity to request visitor information. We will mail your information within 5 working days of your request.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!


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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