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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 4 weeks ago
Larry L
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Mingo, Iowa
Weekend get away

I planned a surprise trip to Mason City for my wife's birthday. She is not a fan of musicals and... read more

Reviewed October 15, 2018
Geoff C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

Thank PhoenixRobin
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

Thank Rebel500
Reviewed August 6, 2018

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

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.

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

Thank johnmL792RQ
Reviewed July 4, 2018

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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Corina B
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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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