For places with the same name, please see Mason City (disambiguation)
Mason City is a city in Iowa, renowned for its collection of architecture by Frank Lloyd Wright and other Prairie School architects, considered the most significant concentration of such architecture outside of Oak Park, Illinois.
U.S. Highways 18 and 65 go through Mason City. Interstate 35 runs through the nearby town of Clear Lake, about 7 miles (11 km) west of Mason City.
Delta has several flights weekly into Mason City Airport, which is about 7 miles (11 km) from the downtown area.
Public transportation is close to non-existent in Mason City. There is a paratransit van service available but no public bus system in place.
Famous for it's steaks, the Northwestern Steakhouse is 'the' place to eat. Birdall's ice cream is also famous for it's delicious shakes, malts, and ice cream and is a local landmark, gone unchanged for decades.