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Things to do in Mason City

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Lodging
“"Of the handful of hotels Frank Lloyd Wright designed in his lifetime, the only one still left standing is Park Inn Hotel..." -Patrick Session; curbed.com”
  • 3 locals recommend
Museum
“Mason City is River City as recognized in the Broadway musical Music Man. Check out the Merideth Wilson museum and learn more. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Nature Preserve
“About 5K groomed open country skate ski trails with another 10K groomed woodland classic ski trails. Located in Mason City IA, (50 miles) ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“This is a greek steakhouse. It has a huge local reputation for great food an has been an icon in Mason City for decades. The venue is small, so be sure to set up a reservation. Expect $20 a plate and up.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Pharmacy
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Art Gallery
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
  • 1 local recommends
Meal Delivery
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Cinema
“The Lake Theater doesn't offer as many movies as this location. There are many more times and movies here including some theaters where you can get reclining theater chairs!”
  • 1 local recommends
Museum
  • 1 local recommends
Art Gallery
“Numerous local artists and businesses offer products for sale. Grandma Sugar's cupcakes. Pottery painting. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Car Rental
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“This is a greek steakhouse. It has a huge local reputation for great food an has been an icon in Mason City for decades. The venue is small, so be sure to set up a reservation. Expect $20 a plate and up.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Meal Takeaway
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
Bar
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
  • 1 local recommends
Meal Delivery

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