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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[edit]

Map of Mason City

By car[edit]

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[edit]

  • 1 Mason City Municipal Airport (MCW IATA). Nonstop service on United Express to Chicago-O’Hare. Mason City Municipal Airport (Q650215) on Wikidata Mason City Municipal Airport on Wikipedia

Get around[edit]

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





The Northwestern Steakhouse is locally famous for its steaks. Birdsall's ice cream is also locally well-known for its delicious shakes, malts, and ice cream and is a local landmark, unchanged for decades.




Go next[edit]

Routes through Mason City
Jct N I-29.svg SClear Lake  W US 18.svg E  Charles CityPrairie du Chien
ENDAlbert Lea  N US 65.svg S  → Iowa Falls → Des Moines

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