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Music Man Square

308 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Mason City, IA 50401
641-424-2852
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Ranked #3 of 13 Attractions in Mason City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Theaters, Specialty Museums, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Theaters, Specialty Museums, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Hours:
Tue - Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Iowa Falls, Iowa
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Having grown up just 50 miles down the road from Mason City, we thought we pretty much knew about Meredith Willson, but we learned we had much to learn... and the Square was a fun place to learn it. The Square was decorated in an "it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas" theme, but it still didn't penetrate until... More 

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iowa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Most everyone knows the song, now they should see and learn about how the musical Music Man came about. Learn about the actors, the town, Iowa people in general, and the life of Meredeth Willson. The museum has 76 trombones hanging from the ceiling donated by various area musicians. One will enjoy the museum store which sells the red shirts... More 

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Mason City, Iowa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

If you appreciate music and particularly the"Music Man", you will appreciate this site. Beautifully designed, it feels as though you are taken back in time. The displays and store fronts in the street scape are fun and the museum offers educational and historical information. I know this is located in my hometown, but I would truly enjoy this museum at... More 

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Des Moines, IA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

If you are a fan of the movie/musical, this is a delightful museum to wander through. Having played in the pit orchestra for 2 or 3 productions of the Music Man, the show has a warm place in my heart. It's fun to see the recreated sets, and view all of the historical information about the film. The boyhood home... More 

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Poulsbo, Washington
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59 reviews 59 reviews
55 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Loved this place and especially enjoyed watching the video of making of the Music man. There were mostly elderly volunteers who were very informative, knowing the composer of this musical. It was also fun seeing the childhood home of the composer

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Lapeer, Michigan
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Really enjoyed the 20 minute film narrated by Shirley Jones about the making of the movie! This place was nicely done!

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Norwalk, IA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The museum/square was nice , ice cream was awesome, but what was really interesting was Merridith Wilson's childhood home which was next door to the museum. The guide was very knowledgeable and was 'full' of trivia. The cost? a whole six bucks... If you like The Music Man you will love Music Man Square.

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Liberty, Missouri
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50 reviews 50 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

It is a celebration of the iconic 1962 movie The Music Man. We were fortunate to meet a docent who explained much about the history of Mason City. We had gone up to see the three Frank Lloyd Wright structures, but discovered much more: other homes by his disciples and a walking tour of 39 sculptures.

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Michigan Center, Michigan
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50 reviews 50 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Not a lot to this attraction, but the status of Meridith Wilson is very nice. A good quick stop if in town and a fan of the movie. Next to his boyhood home, which happened to be closed the day we were there. Tip - the town library is amost across the street and has a small cafe, wifi, and... More 

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Melville, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

good museum if a bit 'touristy'; friendly people; interesting exhibits; the house was very interesting

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