All Attractions

  • Lime Creek Nature Center

    A 440-acre public conservation facility, the Lime Creek Nature Center and Conservation Area is nestled atop the limestone bluffs of the Winnebago River. The Lime Creek Nature Center is a premier conservation education facility in Iowa, and a “must-see” destination for travelers and nature enthusiasts. The center features a variety Read more [...]

  • Prairie Playground

    Enjoy the largest outdoor play area in Mason City, including a maze of wooden playground equipment and shelter areas Located at the East State Street entrance of East Park, next to the Cannonball 457 / Cannonball Gardens and ZipKrooz play system. Prairie Playground Hours: 6:00am – 11:00pm Admission: Free

  • Cannonball 457

    The Cannonball 457, built in 1912 is the last remaining Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway steam locomotive – No. 457, the “Cannonball” – has been restored to reflect its appearance in the late 1920’s. Surrounded by the Cannonball Gardens, the site also features a relaxing landscape of terraces and patios. Read more [...]

  • Charles H. MacNider Art Museum

    The Charles H. MacNider Art Museum, is a North Iowa cultural treasure; the museum includes a permanent collection of American art, the famous Bil Baird puppets, and an impressive range of ceramics. Genuinely an active center for the Arts, the museum offers changing exhibits, films, studio classes, special events, Imagination Read more [...]

  • Cinema West Movie Theater

    Cinema West Movie theater features 10 auditoriums, all with stadium seating and digital sound. Two auditoriums feature LDX (Luxury Digital Xperience) screens. The LDX screen features all of the following state-of-the-art features: Luxury power reclining loungers throughout the auditorium Reserved seating throughout the auditorium Dolby Digital 7.1 Sound New screens Read more [...]

  • Country Axe

    Recreational axe throwing, family-owned and operated. Country Axe is an axe-throwing venue located in Southbridge Mall, downtown Mason City. Walk-ins are welcome. Advance reservations recommended. Entry Requirements Must be 18+ Must be 21+ to enjoy the bar Closed toes are a must No outside axes or weapons allowed No outside Read more [...]

  • Elmwood-St. Joseph Cemetery

    The Elmwood-St. Joseph Cemetery is a scenic and serene setting for visitors looking to capture a glimpse of the past, celebrate life, and learn more about the community’s history. This park-like cemetery is home to 70 acres of beautiful grounds that now serve as the final resting place for thousands Read more [...]

  • Highland Park Golf Course

    The Highland Golf Course  is a municipal golf course operated by the Mason City Park & Recreation Board. The golf course is comprised of two very distinct nines.  The front nine measures 2,950 yards and has small greens with tight, tree-lined fairways. The back nine measures 3,250 yards and has Read more [...]

  • Jefferson Highway Heritage Byway

    Discover small towns, rural vistas, and architectural treasures on a two-lane road trip along the historic Jefferson Highway! Named in honor of President Thomas Jefferson, the Jefferson Highway is one of America’s earliest automobile highways. The historic north-south U.S. border-to-border route runs over 2,300 miles from Winnipeg to New Orleans. Read more [...]

  • Kinney Pioneer Museum

    Take a step back in time and experience life on the Iowa frontier through the vintage exhibits and living history at the Kinney Pioneer Museum. Explore the pioneer village featuring a one-room school house, log cabin, jail, and blacksmith shop and more. Physical Address: 9184 265th Street, Clear Lake, IA Read more [...]

  • Mason City Aquatic Center

    The Mason City swimming pool including two zero-depth entries, drop slide, tunnel & open slide, several water toys, 50 meter racing lanes and concession area. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mason City Aquatic Center will be CLOSED for the 2020 Season. 

  • Mason City Bikeways

    Explore meandering recreational trails, mountain bike along limestone bluffs or pedal along on a leisurely sightseeing ride. Mason City’s Bikeways offers numerous multi-use pathways, bike lanes, off-road paths and paved shoulders… all conveniently accessible and connected. You’re sure to discover cool new places! Check out the Mason City Bicycle Map Read more [...]

  • Mason City Community Theatre

    The Mason City Community theatre features local talent in a wide array of productions sure to delight and entertain! Get ready to applaud as you enjoy the theatrical talents of community members as they perform a wide array of productions with seating for 138 people. Theatre performances are generally held Read more [...]

  • Mason City Veterans Monument

    Honoring more than 3,300 veterans with local connections, the Mason City Veterans Monument features 12 Black India Granite stones, each standing 8-feet high and weighing 4,000 pounds. Located in Central Park – in the heart of downtown Mason City – the memorial is a beautiful spot for veterans, their families, Read more [...]

  • Meredith Willson Boyhood Home

    Tour the Meredith Willson Boyhood Home. This restored 1895 modified Queen Ann house was the birthplace and boyhood home of songwriter and playwright of “The Music Man,” Meredith Willson. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Meredith Willson Boyhood Home is closed to the public until further notice. Group Tour Information: Read more [...]

  • Mr. Toot Geocaching Adventure

    Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game. Using GPS-enabled devices, participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. Mason City is home to the Mr. Toot Geocaching Adventure. Mr. Toot is the mascot of the North Iowa Read more [...]

  • Mystic Lanes

    Family Fun Center offers 12 synthetic bowling lanes that glow under blacklight, all equipped with bumpers for children, LED Lighted capping, Glow tables and Cosmic Lighting. Serving appetizers, wings, pizza, burgers, and drinks. Pro-Shop with accessories and new balls in stock. Bar with FOUR big screen TV’s. Great food menu Read more [...]

  • North Iowa Miniature Golf

    Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced golfer, North Iowa’s Miniature Golf Course offers 18 holes of fun and challenging play. The greens feature various obstacles to test and improve your putting skills. The well-designed fairways are bisected by a meandering creek and surrounded by colorful landscaping. Par on 18 Read more [...]

  • North Iowa Performing Arts Series

    Catch some of the greatest live theatre and entertainment performances on the stage of the North Iowa Community Auditorium. The Auditorium provides an intimate setting with seating capacity for 1,158 guests. The entertainment lineup offers something for everyone including national touring productions featuring cultural dancing, award winning musicals, motivational speakers, Read more [...]