Clear Lake, Iowa

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Clear Lake, Iowa, USA

Attractions in Clear Lake, Iowa


  • Fort Custer Maze
    2501 Main Avenue, Clear Lake, IA 50428
    641-357-6102, Designed by the "world's leading maze consultant," Adrienne Fisher, the Fort Custer Maze includes towers on the four corners, three bridges and a center look-out tower.... more info  map

Historic Homes & Buildings

  • Frank Lloyd Wright Stockman House
    530 1st Street Northeast, Mason City, IA 50401
    Located 9 Miles East
    641-421-3666 or 641-423-1923, The Frank Lloyd Wright Stockman House was Wright's first and only Prairie School-style house designed in Iowa. The restored home, designed for the family of Dr. George... more info  map

  • Meredith Willson Boyhood Home
    314 South Pennsylvania Avenue, Mason City, IA 50401
    Located 9 Miles East
    641-424-2852, The restored modified Queen Ann house, birthplace and boyhood home of Meredith Willson, composer of "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas" and the Broadway... more info  map

  • Surf Ballroom
    460 North Shore Drive, Clear Lake, IA 50428
    641-357-6151, An American cultural icon, as well as an important historical landmark, the Surf Ballroom is best known as the site of Buddy Holly's last concert on February 2, 1959,... more info  map

Libraries & Research Centers

  • Clear Lake Public Library
    200 North 4th Street, Clear Lake, IA 50428
    641-357-6133, Established in 1889, the Clear Lake Public Library features popular children's, young adult and adult publications, including historical fiction, romance, westerns, and... more info  map

  • Mason City Public Library
    225 2nd Street Southeast, Mason City, IA 50401
    Located 9 Miles East
    641-421-3668, The Mason City Public Library contains the Lee P. Loomis Archive, which offers a large collection of photographic and primary source materials for the study of local and... more info  map

Museums & Galleries

  • Charles H. MacNider Art Museum
    303 2nd Street Southeast, Mason City, IA 50401
    Located 9 Miles East
    641-421-3666, Accredited by the American Association of Museums, the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum exhibits and interprets a permanent collection of American art. Art classes and... more info  map

  • Clear Lake Arts Center
    17 South 4th Street, Clear Lake, IA 50428
    641-357-1998, A community-based, non-profit organization, the Clear Lake Arts Center offers a variety of programming in the visual, performing and literary arts. more info  map

  • Clear Lake Fire Museum
    112 North 6th Street, Clear Lake, IA 50428
    641-357-4823, The Clear Lake Fire Museum features turn-of-the-century fire equipment and a monument dedicated to all firefighters who have served Clear Lake.  more info  map

  • Kinney Pioneer Museum
    Highway 122; P.O. Box 421, Mason City, IALocated at the Municipal Airport
    641-423-1258, The vintage exhibits of this museum include a one-room schoolhouse, log cabin, and a blacksmith shop. Demonstrations of pioneer crafts and trades are held on weekends.  more info

Parks, Gardens & Zoos

  • Central Gardens of North Iowa
    800 2nd Avenue North, Clear Lake, IA 50428
    641-357-0700, Made up of 22 themed gardens, the 2.75-acre Central Gardens of North Iowa near downtown Clear Lake is North Iowa's only public garden. Open April through December, from... more info  map

  • Lime Creek Nature Center
    3501 Lime Creek Road, Mason City, IA 50401
    Located 9 Miles East
    641-423-5309, A conservation education facility, the Lime Creek Nature Center's mission is to develop an awareness and appreciation of our natural world through conservation and... more info  map

Tours & Cruises

  • Lady of the Lake
    P.O. Box 14, Clear Lake, IA 50428
    Located Downtown at the City Seawall
    641-357-2243, An authentic stern wheeler ferry, the Lady of the Lake is "North Iowa's premier cruise ship" that offers scenic one and a half hour cruises around Clear Lake during the... more info  map


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