Mason City

For other places with the same name, see Mason City (disambiguation).

Mason City is a city in Iowa, renowned for its collection of architecture by Frank Lloyd Wright and other Prairie School architects, considered the most significant concentration of such architecture outside of Oak Park, Illinois.

Get in

By car

U.S. Highways 18 and 65 go through Mason City. Interstate 35 runs through the nearby town of Clear Lake, about 7 miles west of Mason City.

By plane

Mason City Municipal Airport has nonstop service on Great Lakes Airlines to Minneapolis/St. Paul and Fort Dodge.

Get around

Public transportation is close to non-existent in Mason City. There is a paratransit van service available but no public bus system in place.



Famous for its steaks, the Northwestern Steakhouse is 'the' place to eat. Birdall's ice cream is also famous for it's delicious shakes, malts, and ice cream and is a local landmark, gone unchanged for decades.


Go next

Routes through Mason City

Jct N S Clear Lake  W  E  Charles City Prairie du Chien
END Albert Lea  N  S  Iowa Falls Des Moines

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