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what a wonderful museum & birth place of Meredith Willson. Tour guide, gift shop, tourist from all... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2018
Marlene Ken S
Park City, Utah
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If you are a Music Man fan, then you have to see the museum and home. Well done facility and... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
Larry L
Mingo, Iowa
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

what a wonderful museum & birth place of Meredith Willson. Tour guide, gift shop, tourist from all over the world have visited here. a great place to go.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Marlene Ken S
Reviewed November 6, 2018

If you are a Music Man fan, then you have to see the museum and home. Well done facility and excellent guides. Plan for 2 hours to see it all. Mason City is a wonderful town to kick around in.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Larry L
Reviewed October 15, 2018

I planned a surprise trip to Mason City for my wife's birthday. She is not a fan of musicals and has never seen "The Music Man". I put this in so that people will uncerstand that you do not even have to know the movie...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Geoff C
Reviewed October 13, 2018

We really wanted to see this but they were doing road work and the detours kept us away. Also there are no signs to pinpoint this place so even with the gps adress we still couldn't find it. disappointing.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

Music Man Square is a beautiful and informative tribute to America’s musical genius. The tour of Willson’s childhood home is magical. This is great fun.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank AngusDad
Reviewed September 23, 2018

This complex houses Meredith Willson’s boyhood home, a visitor center with a gift shop, restrooms, museum and streetscape from the movie The Music Man. You get to see most of the rooms in the home on all three floors. While I don’t’ think a lot...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 29, 2018

So much to learn, see & experience for so little $!! What an incredible job the residents of Mason City did to commemorate Mr. Wilson....kids will also have blast learning all about him & one of his famous musicals, The Music Man. Mr. Wilson also...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

A nice venue for a variety of events. Interesting artifacts and information shown and supplied by the employees.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank sushi2you
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Enjoyed reminiscing as we walked down the street, then through the displays. Ice cream is available from period shop, but had just eaten. Be sure to catch film of stars remembering their time spent working on movie.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Gladi507
Reviewed July 22, 2018

The docents really know their facts and are very proud of the Wilson family . A nice museum, maybe skip the house tour at the end but the film with Shirley Jones was excellent

Date of experience: July 2018
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Response from cynsha | Reviewed this property |
We went on a Sunday afternoon and elected to do the tour. It's nice to get some extra information about Willson and the Music Man from the tour guides, but you can wander by yourself if you want. If you want to he his... More