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Music Man Square

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Address: 308 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Mason City, IA 50401
Phone Number: 641-424-2852
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1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Have been twice now to this venue. The last was a wedding it was really a lovely place for the exception.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 14, 2015
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76 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Have been twice now to this venue. The last was a wedding it was really a lovely place for the exception.

Thank lorit5
Spring Grove, Minnesota
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

This is a must see for all Willson fans. The docent tour was well-organized and to the point with interesting tidbits about Willsons life and career. A small gift shop has interesting items for sale.

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South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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67 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

If you're a fan of the movie (and who isn't??) this is a must-see museum when you're in the area. You'll want to march through this replica of the set of River City - and you'll be treated to a history of musical instruments and learn about the man who composed the score that was awarded the very first Grammy!!... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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130 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Two years after our first visit, we went back to Music Man Square on a recent Saturday afternoon just to enjoy the old-fashioned ice cream shop on River City's re-created Main Street. The reason for this updated review: my wife pronounced the strawberry ice cream the very best she's ever had--and that compliment covers more than a half-century of good... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

On the face of it, the MMS seems like an anachronism, something only the 50+ year olds will appreciate. This might still be true, but in conjunction with the Meredith Wilson house tour, the MMS offers another glimpse into "small town" USA and the role it plays in the larger national consciousness. Almost no one was there except for a... More 

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Shakopee, MN
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270 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 641 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

We visited on Friday, September 4, 2015 at 1:00 pm. There are no signs or directions for parking. We circled a couple of times and finally parked to the south of the building in a small parking lot next to a restaurant cleaning and supply shop. We entered the front of the building on Pennsylvania Avenue, i.e. the west entrance.... More 

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Derby, Kansas
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377 reviews
132 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

With Mason City having Meredith Wilson as one of their favorite sons, they were so smart to have created this entertaining Music Man Square. This Iowa city was the inspiration for Wilson as he wrote his famous musical. Music Man was the first show I ever saw on Broadway while growing up in New York. This square with all the... More 

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Central Florida, Florida
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32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Nothing fabulous. If you happen to walk by the donations box, you'll be "invited" to contribute. Pushy "docents"

Thank Kathiernc
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We visited on our recent trip to Mason City. We enjoyed it very much, including the Music Man Square, the music museum and Willson's boyhood home. The docents who conducted our tours were very knowledgeable and fun to talk to.

Thank Yvonne B
Chicago, IL
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26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

My husband and I were in Mason City to stay at the Historic Park Inn and visited here while we were there. If you're a fan of the Music Man, this is a must see. The streetscape and museum are fun to see, but what makes this experience are the people that work there. Our tour guides were very knowledgeable,... More 

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