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Mason City overview

Mason City is a friendly locale distinct for its historical sites and architecture, and known for its gardens and shops. You'll enjoy Mason City's festivals and art, along with outdoor areas for horseback riding and biking. Visitors can plan a fun excursion to Lime Creek Nature Center and Clear Lake State Park. Make it a point to see sights like The Historic Park Inn Hotel and City National Bank and Meredith Willson Boyhood Home. A family-friendly area, Mason City also has something for everyone.

Where to stay in Mason City

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Mason City has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Mason City with by checking our online map. Our maps display the areas and neighborhoods around all Mason City hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Mason City hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Mason City

Fly in to Mason City, IA (MCW-Mason City Municipal), 6.8 mi (10.9 km) from downtown Mason City.

What to see around Mason City

Outdoorsy fun is on hand such as biking, horseback riding, and surfing, along with attractions such as:
  • • Lime Creek Nature Center
  • • Clear Lake State Park
  • • Sunny Brae Golf and Country Club
Known for its gardens, the area has sights especially popular with families like:
  • • Central Gardens of North Iowa
  • • Fossil & Prairie Center
Art and festivals are top draws with cultural places to visit like:
  • • Meredith Willson Boyhood Home
  • • Music Man Square
  • • Charles H. MacNider Art Museum
  • • Stockman House Museum
  • • Clear Lake Fire Museum
Acclaimed for its historical sites, here are some top landmarks to visit:
  • • The Historic Park Inn Hotel and City National Bank
  • • Surf Ballroom and Museum
  • • Buddy Holly Crash Site
Here are some local highlights:
  • • Pilot Knob State Park
  • • Mitchell County Courthouse
  • • Osage City Park
  • • Diamond Jo Casino

When to visit Mason City

If you're still deciding when to visit, here are the seasonal norms to help you plan:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • January-March: 50°F day, 7°F night
  • April-June: 83°F day, 29°F night
  • July-September: 83°F day, 42°F night
  • October-December: 67°F day, 8°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • January-March: 4.13 inches
  • April-June: 13.58 inches
  • July-September: 12.01 inches
  • October-December: 5.55 inches