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Meredith Willson Boyhood Home
Ranked #5 of 20 things to do in Mason City
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Owner description: Willson, composer of "The Music Man," grew up in this Mason City house.
Reviewed March 15, 2013

Worth seeing! Adjacent to Music Man Square; tour included in price of Music Man Square ticket. Gives a good glimpse into life of this great composer.

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Reviewed March 9, 2013

This home is about the same as when Meredith Willson spent his childhood years living here in "River City". Docents give you a ton of information about the family.

Thank Carol T
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Reviewed December 4, 2012

Located next door to the Music Man Museum, this boyhood home is less about the man than the times when he grew up. For older people, it is a reminder what our homes looked like growing up in the Midwest. For younger visitors, it's a chance to learn. It also tells the story of Willson's talented sister.

Thank erniegann
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Reviewed November 28, 2012

A mansion on a stately street that portrays the way that the wealthy lived in a century past plus a showcase for events that are scheduled on the lawn in contemporary times.

Thank mjrg59
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

Our docent was very well-informed and interesting, pointing out which pieces in each room were original to the home when the Willson family moved in. A piece of Americana right there in River City!

Thank Peggy S
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