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Music Man Square

308 S Pennsylvania Ave, Mason City, IA 50401-3913
+1 641-424-2852
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A $10 dud

Even though I loved The Music Man and The Unsinkable Molly Brown, this place is running on fumes... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
AVGTXN
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Dallas, Texas
A real treat

Ok....so I have never seen the play or movie but this stop was certainly worth it. We had a very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
funrt2007
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“river city” (20 reviews)
“main street” (13 reviews)
“boyhood home” (41 reviews)
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308 S Pennsylvania Ave, Mason City, IA 50401-3913
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+1 641-424-2852
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even though I loved The Music Man and The Unsinkable Molly Brown, this place is running on fumes. Even my charitable companion found this place very disappointing. The 20-30 yard street scape, recreating scenes from TMM, isn't free to see as two docents made perfectly...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ok....so I have never seen the play or movie but this stop was certainly worth it. We had a very busy and interesting docent. So interesting...can't wait to see the movie!

Thank funrt2007
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The square is a recreation from the movie. The best part was a video narrated by Shirley Jones telling about the making of the movie.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For a musical theatre lover this is a great place to visit! We were there for over 2 hours and I still didn't get to look at everything. This museum is a great replica to the River City set and tribute to a very talent...More

Thank Julie R
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Reviewed June 8, 2018 via mobile

I enjoyed visiting this attraction! Right now there is construction and you do have to go through a 'thru traffic only' road closed sign to get to the square. You must go in from the downtown side. The place is run by volunteers and they...More

Thank Carrie N
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Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile

The sign in front of it said open Sundays 1-5. TripAdvisor said open Sunday 1-5. Google said open Sunday 1-5. THE PHONE MESSAGE SAID OPEN SUNDAY 1-5. And yet it was 100% closed on Sunday. Very disappointed as it looked cute when we peeked in...More

Thank Leeann S
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Reviewed April 22, 2018

The history of Merit Wilson the tubas the nostalgic feel of walking down a old street inside a museum and taking you b ack in time. It's wonderful

Thank lasbe616
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Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I stopped because she is a fan of the Music man musical. I never heard of it before and wasn't as excited to visit. The place was absolutely beautiful. The very modern museum was clean and bright with much to see. I...More

1  Thank Timothy M
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Reviewed February 10, 2018

My jaw dropped to the floor when we walked into this beautiful building. It was stunningly beautiful filled with Christmas decorations. I was there for my son’s wedding and when I came to a very tall Christmas tree and saw chairs arranged, it took me...More

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Reviewed January 22, 2018

I took a group of ladies here, for almost selfish reasons...I have lived in Iowa 38 years and have never been here! I wish I would have taken my children when they were younger. Now I will have to redeem myself and take my grand...More

1  Thank Tracey H
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Corina B
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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
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