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Nice tribute To 'Native Son' Meredith Wilson

So much to learn, see & experience for so little $!! What an incredible job the residents of Mason... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sierra Vista, Arizona
Music Man Square

A nice venue for a variety of events. Interesting artifacts and information shown and supplied by... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
Forest City, Iowa
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308 S Pennsylvania Ave, Mason City, IA 50401-3913
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So much to learn, see & experience for so little $!! What an incredible job the residents of Mason City did to commemorate Mr. Wilson....kids will also have blast learning all about him & one of his famous musicals, The Music Man. Mr. Wilson also...More

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Reviewed 6 August 2018

A nice venue for a variety of events. Interesting artifacts and information shown and supplied by the employees.

Thank sushi2you
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Enjoyed reminiscing as we walked down the street, then through the displays. Ice cream is available from period shop, but had just eaten. Be sure to catch film of stars remembering their time spent working on movie.

Thank Gladi507
Reviewed 22 July 2018

The docents really know their facts and are very proud of the Wilson family . A nice museum, maybe skip the house tour at the end but the film with Shirley Jones was excellent

Thank JOHN M
Reviewed 4 July 2018

Even though I loved The Music Man and The Unsinkable Molly Brown, this place is running on fumes. Even my charitable companion found this place very disappointing. The 20-30 yard street scape, recreating scenes from TMM, isn't free to see as two docents made perfectly...More

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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Ok....so I have never seen the play or movie but this stop was certainly worth it. We had a very busy and interesting docent. So interesting...can't wait to see the movie!

Thank funrt2007
Reviewed 22 June 2018

The square is a recreation from the movie. The best part was a video narrated by Shirley Jones telling about the making of the movie.

Thank Mary G
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

For a musical theatre lover this is a great place to visit! We were there for over 2 hours and I still didn't get to look at everything. This museum is a great replica to the River City set and tribute to a very talent...More

Thank Julie R
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

I enjoyed visiting this attraction! Right now there is construction and you do have to go through a 'thru traffic only' road closed sign to get to the square. You must go in from the downtown side. The place is run by volunteers and they...More

Thank Carrie N
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

The sign in front of it said open Sundays 1-5. TripAdvisor said open Sunday 1-5. Google said open Sunday 1-5. THE PHONE MESSAGE SAID OPEN SUNDAY 1-5. And yet it was 100% closed on Sunday. Very disappointed as it looked cute when we peeked in...More

Thank Leeann S
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Corina B
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Response from cynsha | Reviewed this property |
We went on a Sunday afternoon and elected to do the tour. It's nice to get some extra information about Willson and the Music Man from the tour guides, but you can wander by yourself if you want. If you want to he his... More