A MESSAGE TO OUR VISITORS, GUESTS, AND TOURISM PARTNERS:
Our team shares the global concerns regarding the coronavirus outbreak and the impact of these unprecedented events. As we do our best to navigate through the rapidly changing developments, we believe we have a responsibility to do our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The Mason City Visitor Center is currently open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10am-3pm. Packets of our most requested brochures and maps are available for pick-up in our 24-hour foyer as well as our self-serve kiosk located in Central Park.
We remain committed to providing visitors with accurate and timely information about traveling to our community safely. We continue to update this page with information for those interested in visiting Mason City and North Iowa. Phone calls and emails will be returned as promptly as possible. If you plan to travel, we encourage you to follow guidance provided by the CDC and Iowa Department of Public Health.
Many local businesses are beginning to reopen with safety measures in place. Please check individual business and attraction websites and social channels for information about restrictions and safety procedures before planning to travel. Wearing masks is strongly recommended and may be required at some attractions and businesses.
In the meantime, stay safe, keep informed, take care of one another, wash your hands (with soap), and be well.⠀
Thank you for your understanding,
The Visit Mason City Team
The following businesses may reopen across the state of Iowa. Businesses must adhere to capacity limits and other social distancing and hygiene measures:
- Wineries, Breweries, and Bars
- Retail businesses
- Drive-In theaters
- Farmers’ markets (food vendors only, no entertainment)
- Museums, aquariums, and zoos
- Movie theaters
- Wedding reception venues
- Swimming pools (for lap swims and lessons)
- Outdoor performance venues
- Casinos and gaming facilities
- Amusements, bowling alleys, arcades
- Skating rinks and skate parks
- Outdoor playgrounds
Gatherings of more than 10 people are allowed, but physical distancing must be followed.
The following businesses remain closed:
- Indoor performance venues/theaters
- Indoor playgrounds
CLICK HERE to review the complete proclamation signed by Governor Reynolds on August 27, 2020.