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4082 4th Street, S.W.
Mason City,  IA  50401  USA
LAT: 43.149016 LONG: -93.26384
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+1 (800) 830-5222 (US/Canada Toll-free)

Telephone: +1 (641) 423-1770 Fax: +1 (641) 423-0640


Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Mason City, IA

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Enjoy a cruise on Clear Lake, cheer on the drivers at I-35 Speedway or play the slots at Diamond Jo Casino. When you make the Country Inn & Suites your home base in Mason City, IA, you are within easy reach of the area's top attractions. Fans of The Music Man musical by Meredith Wilson can explore Wilson's boyhood home and the streetscape based on the Warner Bros. film. You can also browse local paintings or see a performance at Clear Lake Arts Center and root for the North Iowa Bulls at North Iowa Ice Arena.

Check out these attractions:

  • Mason City Speedway (0.2 miles)
    If fast cars and loud engines excite you, be sure to find your spot in the stands for local stock car racing at this half-mile dirt racetrack.
    Phone: +1 (641) 424-6515
  • North Iowa Bulls Hockey Team (NAHL) (0.2 miles)
    If you're in town during hockey season, be sure to cheer on the North Iowa Bulls at the nearby North Iowa Ice Arena.
    Phone: +1 (641) 423-4625
  • North Iowa Events Center (0.2 miles)
    This destination hosts the annual North Iowa Fair during the summer and is the place to see horse shows, craft markets, auctions and expos throughout the year.
    Phone: +1 (641) 423-3811 or +1 (641) 424-6515
  • Music Man Square (3.3 miles)
    Relive all your favorite scenes from The Music Man, the beloved musical by Meredith Wilson. Wilson based the musical on his hometown of Mason City. At this attraction, you can explore Wilson’s boyhood home and the iconic 1912 streetscape featured in the Warner Bros. film.
    Phone: +1 (641) 424-2852
  • Prairie Playground (4.5 miles)
    When you need a break but the kids don't, stop by the Prairie Playground, where you can sit under a shelter while the children jump, slide and swing on the area's largest outdoor playground.
  • Mason City Municipal Airport (4.7 miles)
    Catch a connecting flight to Chicago or St. Louis at Mason City’s local airport.
    Phone: +1 (641) 421-3680
  • Mason City Aquatic Center (4.8 miles)
    This family-focused attraction features a swimming pool, a waterslide and other water features to keep you cool in the summer.
  • Clear Lake Arts Center (7.1 miles)
    Take time to admire local paintings or attend a live performance at Clear Lake Arts Center. The center also hosts annual arts and crafts events.
    Phone: +1 (641) 357-1998
  • Clear Lake Boat Cruise (8 miles)
    Ideal for a date night with your significant other, reserve a 90-minute cruise on the Lady of the Lake at Clear Lake. You can also book a private event, or participate in a pirate or ghost-themed cruise.
    Phone: +1 (641) 357-2243
  • Diamond Jo Casino (24 miles)
    If you're feeling lucky, you can travel the short distance to Diamond Jo Casino, home to more than 1,000 slot machines, live poker and table games, including Blackjack, Roulette and Mississippi Stud. When you need a break from the games, toe tap to live music and feast on a buffet. in the casino's on-site restaurant and bar. 
    Phone: +1 (641) 323-7777 or +1 (877) 323-5566