Tourism & Hospitality Awards

Each year, the Visit Mason City Tourism Awards recognize outstanding contributions by event coordinators, businesses, organizations, and individuals to growing tourism in Mason City. Award categories include:

  • Tourism Excellence AwardAwarded to an Attraction or Event
  • Friend of Tourism AwardAwarded to an Individual
  • Spirit of Tourism AwardAwarded to an Organization or Business
  • Golden Pineapple Hospitality Awards –  Visitors’ Choice for Best Hotel, Attraction and Restaurant

Congratulations to our 2019 Award Winners!

2019 Spirit of Tourism Award: Mason City Pickleball Club

2019 Tourism Excellence Award: Iowa Independent Film Festival

2019 Friend of Tourism Award: Sara Broers

2019 Golden Pineapple Hotel: Historic Park Inn

2019 Golden Pineapple Attraction: Lime Creek Nature Center

2019 Golden Pineapple Restaurant: Pasta Bella Italian Restaurant


In an effort to recognize and to show appreciation to our tourism partners who help make Mason City a memorable place to visit, we invite you to complete the following survey and tell us which sites exceeded your expectations.

The enterprise that receives the most favorable responses in each category (hotel, attraction, restaurant) will be honored with Visit Mason City’s annual “Golden Pineapple Hospitality Award”!

Your feedback is greatly appreciated!

  • Did your visit to Mason City include an overnight stay? If so, please choose the Mason City hotel you would like to nominate for a Hospitality Award
  • Please choose the Mason City attraction you would like to nominate for a Hospitality Award
  • Please enter the name of the Mason City restaurant that provided the best dining experience during your visit
  • Where did you visit us from?