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

At the Country Inn & Suites in Mason City, Iowa, you can enjoy hotel rooms within walking distance of the North Iowa Events Center and close to attractions like Diamond Jo Casino. Experience local culture with a trip to the Clear Lake Arts Center or a tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Stockman House. If you’re a fan of fast-paced action, watch a race at the Mason City Motor Speedway or cheer for the North Iowa Bulls at a hockey game. Families who love to get 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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Mason City Arena

0.32 mi / 0.51 km from the hotel
Attend a trade show, rock out to a concert, or cheer on the North Iowa Bulls during hockey season at this multipurpose arena.

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 the 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 table games such as craps, blackjack, and poker as well as over 900 slot machines.

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.

Mason City Motor Speedway

0.51 mi / 0.82 km from the hotel
If you have a passion for fast cars and loud engines, find a spot in the stands at this half-mile dirt racetrack for local stock-car racing.

North Iowa Events Center

0.31 mi / 0.5 km from the hotel
This destination hosts the annual North Iowa Fair during the summer, and you can catch horse shows, craft markets, auctions, and expos throughout the year.

Prairie Playground

2.82 mi / 4.54 km from the hotel
When your kids need to burn off some energy, stop by Prairie Playground at East Park. This 57-acre fun zone also features a disc golf course, sports fields, a band shell, river access, and a 2.08-mile walking trail.