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Address: 308 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Mason City, IA 50401
Phone Number: 641-424-2852
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Music Man Square consists of the boyhood home of Meredith Willson (a1895 Queen Anne Style beautifully maintained with period furnishings), a museum and gift shop and a streetscape... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
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Green Valley, Arizona
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Green Valley, Arizona
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325 reviews 325 reviews
154 attraction reviews
305 helpful votes 305 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Music Man Square consists of the boyhood home of Meredith Willson (a1895 Queen Anne Style beautifully maintained with period furnishings), a museum and gift shop and a streetscape replica of the 1962 Warner Brothers movie set as "River City" prepares for the Fourth of July in 1912. Admission is $6 for adults, less for children and there are no discounts... More 

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East Peoria, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

6.00 dollars per person for small group tour of boyhood home,museum and replica of main street from the Music Man, again very family friendly and interactive, loved seeing local children enjoy the space and being able to be children, full of laughter and joy.

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CHicago, IL
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Sorry, but they would get more patrons if they opened the 'street scape' to be free and put in a few related gift shops behind the fake facades to bring in the people. Then charge for just the home & museum. I don't think anyone comes here.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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9 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Wonderful to find a museum and memorabilia dedicated to Meredith Willson and his music - including the ever-popular MUSIC MAN....nearby is his childhood home - now a very interesting museum.....

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The price was right. The square is easily accessible, downtown. The lady tour guides were WONDERFUL ! ! ! Lots of interesting information. Just wish visitors would STOP stealing the antique banks brass fittings!

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Iowa
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64 reviews 64 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This is for the streetscape only. I was there for a company function in the banquet room so didn't go into the museum part. Very interesting, the "cobblestones" are actually chunks of wood. The buildings are (I think) 7/8ths scale. Not everything is period correct but most of it is close enough to get the idea. It is my understating... More 

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Iowa Falls, Iowa
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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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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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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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