city in Cerro Gordo County, Iowa

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 inEdit

By carEdit

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 planeEdit

Mason City Municipal Airport has nonstop service on Air Choice One to Minneapolis/St. Paul, Fort Dodge, Chicago, and Burlington, IA.

Get aroundEdit

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.




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Routes through Mason City
Jct N   SClear Lake  W   E  Charles CityPrairie du Chien
ENDAlbert Lea  N   S  → Iowa Falls → Des Moines

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