Find fun things to do in Mason City, IA

When you make the Country Inn & Suites your home base in Mason City, you're within walking distance of the North Iowa Events Center and close to attractions like Frank Lloyd Wright's Stockman House. Enjoy a cruise on Clear Lake, cheer on racecar drivers at the speedway, or play the slots at Diamond Jo Casino. Fans of The Music Man by Meredith Willson can explore his boyhood home and the streetscape based on the Warner Bros. film. You can also browse local paintings at Clear Lake Arts Center or let your kids burn off some energy at the 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.