Find fun things to do in Mason City, Iowa like shopping and hiking

Make the Country Inn & Suites in Mason City, Iowa your home base to enjoy hotel rooms within walking distance of the North Iowa Events Center and close to attractions like Diamond Jo Casino. Experience the local arts with a trip to the Clear Lake Arts Center and a tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Stockman House. If you love a thrill, watch a race at the Mason City Motor Speedway or cheer at a North Iowa Bulls hockey game. Families who are fond of the outdoors will find plenty of exciting things to do, such as taking a Clear Lake cruise on The Lady of the Lake or visiting East Park, which offers a two-mile walking trail, disc golf, and the large Prairie Playground.

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Stockman House

3.62 mi / 5.83 km from the hotel
Mason City is a must-visit for architecture-lovers, and this little gem is one of the reasons. Designed in 1908 for a local doctor, the house reflects the genius of its architect, Frank Lloyd Wright.

The Lady of the Lake

6.16 mi / 9.91 km from the hotel
Looking for an idea for a family outing? Reserve a 90-minute cruise on Clear Lake aboard The Lady of the Lake. You can also book a private event or participate in a pirate- or ghost-themed cruise.

The Music Man Square

3.28 mi / 5.27 km from the hotel
Relive all your favorite scenes from The Music Man, the beloved musical by Robert Meredith Willson. At this attraction, you can explore Willson’s boyhood home and a replica of the iconic 1912 streetscape featured in the Warner Bros. film.

Clear Lake Arts Center

5.96 mi / 9.59 km from the hotel
Take time to tour the art galleries or attend a live performance at Clear Lake Arts Center. The center also hosts annual arts and crafts events, and you can purchase works by local artists in the shop.

Diamond Jo Casino

21.1 mi / 33.96 km from the hotel
You could strike it lucky at Diamond Jo Casino in Northwood. Enjoy craps, slots, blackjack, poker, and more.

Mason City Family Aquatic Center

4.02 mi / 6.47 km from the hotel
This family-focused attraction features multiple swimming pools, a waterslide, and other water features to keep you cool in the summer.