Group Tours

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Plan Group Tours Experience the Art of Hospitality in Mason City, Iowa and discover an array...
Tour Enhancements Enhancements are available to further enrich your group's experience...
Themed Itineraries Group travel? No problem, read about our exciting themed itineraries.
VMC Group Tour Services Visit Mason City is a full-service bureau, with a professional group tour staff...

Event Planners

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Events/Meeting Services Need a formal proposal? Visit Mason City is ready, willing and able.
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Event Planners Mason City, Iowa is the ideal location to host your next meeting, convention and...

Learn more about our Community, Business/Industry and what makes Mason City unique

Mason City At A Glance - Community



  • Mason City is located in Cerro Gordo County in Northern Iowa.
  • Mason City is the largest urban center in North Iowa and is located 120 miles North of Des Moines, Iowa and 135 miles South of Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota.
  • The population of Mason City is approximately 27,740 people.
  • A few of the honors bestowed to the community include:
    • In 2014, named as "Great Place for Business Travelers" by USA Today
    • Featured on NBC Today Show as one of five "Fast and Affordable Road Trips"
    • "Best New Midwest Place to Play, Eat and Stay" in 2011 by Midwest Living
    • CNN named the community "An Architectural Hotbed"
    • In 1999, Mason city was ranked as the nation's 10th best city to live in, according to The New Rating guide to Life in America's Small Cities
  • The average winter temperature in Mason City is 18.2 degrees Fahrenheit and the average summer temperature is 70.7 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • The average annual rainfall in Mason City is 31.4 inches while the average annual snowfall is 37.8 inches.
  • Mason City has 6 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, 1 public high school, and 2 private high schools.
  • The Mason City school district is in the top 15% in the United States in academic student achievement tests.
  • Mason City is home to a four-year college, a four-year vocational/technical college and a two-year community college.
  • Mercy Medical Center – North Iowa has been named one of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals. They were also named a Top 100 Cardiovascular Hospital.