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Meredith Willson Boyhood Home

Mason City Convention & Visitors Bureau, Mason City, IA 50401
+1 800-423-5724
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Nice turn-of-the-century era home.

When seeking out the Music Man Square, unknowingly discovered that this is where Meredith Wilson's... read more

Reviewed yesterday
traveltheworld012
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Rochester, Minnesota
Very cool glimpse into the past!

As big fans of The Music Man this was of real interest to us, but even if you aren't super familiar... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
TommyPhant07
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Gurnee, Illinois
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Willson, composer of "The Music Man," grew up in this Mason City house.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Mason City Convention & Visitors Bureau, Mason City, IA 50401
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+1 800-423-5724
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Reviewed yesterday

When seeking out the Music Man Square, unknowingly discovered that this is where Meredith Wilson's boyhood home is as well. I must say that I know very little about this man other than the Music Man musical play and the movie. I have seen several...More

Thank traveltheworld012
Reviewed 3 days ago

As big fans of The Music Man this was of real interest to us, but even if you aren't super familiar with Wilson this is a cool activity to do in Mason City. Our tour guide was wonderful and we learned a lot about Wilson...More

Thank TommyPhant07
Reviewed 12 July 2017

I was there with a friend of mine and I thought this was a very nice home for the period of time that it was built.

Thank MattStreit
Reviewed 3 June 2017

The tour admission to The Music Man Museum (also a must-see!) includes a tour of Meredith Willson's childhood home. Much of the original furniture and artifacts can be seen in this beautiful home. We even got to go up into the attic! Great fun!

Thank cynsha
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Our tour guide was great and lots of background info about the family. The house is very well maintained. We were the only ones there late on a Friday afternoon.

Thank Nancy M
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Tour guide was very informative about the house and was neat to see all the different things from Meredith Wilson's childhood in the home.

Thank Bamafan222003
Reviewed 19 April 2017

When I finished looking at The Music Man Museum, the tour guide suggested that I walk the short distance over to Meredith Wilson's boyhood home. I did. It was such a wonderful exhibit. It was much larger with much more to see than I expected....More

Thank david_hance_iowa
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

We had a nice tour guide who shared a lot of information about Meredith Wilson from his childhood and into his adult life. There are many good pictures on the walls to tell a story. Worth stopping for a quick visit. You do need to...More

Thank Julie G
Reviewed 30 March 2017

My husband and I were the only two on this tour so it was great. You are allowed into all the rooms and can take pictures. Our guide was very knowledgeable and gave us a lot of interesting information about Wilson and his family. The...More

Thank Gail H
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We went during the summer, but earlier in the day (they open at 1pm and that is when we went). It was terrific to see what it was like when he and his siblings were growing up. However, it is not handicap accessible, so my...More

Thank Sara R
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