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Parks, Museums, and Libraries in Mason City, Iowa

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Mason City offers several parks throughout the city as well as the MacNider Art Museum, the Mason City Public Library, Music Man Square and the world famous Frank Lloyd Wright Hotel.

MASON CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY

Mason City Public Library

Mason City's Public Library is located at 225 2nd Street SE. Phone is (641) 421-3668. Mason City’s first library started in 1871 and was not a free public service but rather a subscription library.

In 1892, the city’s voters decided to levy a one mill tax on property to support a free public library. The earliest locations were on South Federal but in 1893 the library moved to East State Street. That building burned and the library then moved to a large house, originally owned by D.M. Tiffany, on East State Street. A few years later when money became available from local effort and the Carnegie foundation, the Tiffany house was demolished to make way for a new structure. Click Here for more ...

MacNider Art Museum

MacNider Art Museum

The MacNider Art Museum is located at 303 Second Street SE, Mason City, Iowa. Phone: (641) 421-3666. The Charles H. MacNider Museum is a non-profit, municipally owned institution conceived in 1964 and opened by 1966 in Mason City, Iowa.

The Museum exhibits and interprets a permanent collection of American art; temporary exhibitions of art; provides art classes for all ages; offers enriching arts programs; and maintains an art library. Click Here for more ...


Mason City Historical Sites

Music Man Square

Music Man Square

The Music Man Square is located at 308 S Pennsylvania Ave. Mason City, Iowa. Phone is Toll Free: 866-228-6262.

Mason City's rich musical heritage inspired Meredith Willson to use his hometown as the setting for one of America's favorite musicals, The Music Man. So it seemed only natural to celebrate the life and music of Meredith Willson by developing this multi-million dollar complex adjoining his boyhood home, not only to honor him but to sustain the spirit of "River City, Iowa." Click Here for more ...

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Wright On The Park
WrightOnThePark.org
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Stockman House
StockmanHouse.org

Performing Arts

NIACC Performing Arts Series: NIACC.edu

Stebens Children’s Theater: Stebens.com


Parks and Recreation

Mason City Parks and Recreation: MasonCity.net

Mason City YMCA: MasonCityYMCA.org

North Iowa Band Festival: NIBandFest.com

North Iowa Fair: NorthIowaFair.org

East Park

East Park Mason City

Established in 1909, East Park is located on the east side of Mason City, containing 57.6 acres of magnificent parkland.

Two scenic waterways - the Winnebago River and Willow Creek - enhance the beauty of the park. The park has five shelter houses, a beautiful gazebo, a band shell and 369 parking spaces. Click Here for more ...

Georgia Hanford Park

Georgia Hanford Park - Mason City

Encompassing 59.73 acres of beautiful parkland, Georgia Hanford Park is located on the southeast side of Mason City.

The park was established in 1963. Mason Creek traverses the park creating two man-made ponds. Georgia Hanford Park has two main entrances, South Pennsylvania Avenue, and South Georgia Avenue.

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For more on Mason City's Parks including Lester Milligan Park, Margaret MacNider Campgrounds, Frederick Hanford Park, Norris Youth Softball Complex, Parker's Woods, Central Park, Asbury Park, and MacNider Woods, please Click Here »

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