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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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Home of The Music Man's Meredith Willson is a Delight!

The tour admission to The Music Man Museum (also a must-see!) includes a tour of Meredith Willson's... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mankato, Minnesota
Better than expected

Our tour guide was great and lots of background info about the family. The house is very well... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Nancy M
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Willson, composer of "The Music Man," grew up in this Mason City house.
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  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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Mason City Convention & Visitors Bureau, Mason City, IA 50401
+1 800-423-5724
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 8 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 18 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
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Beautiful tribute to Meredith Wilson and his musical "The Music Man". Quaint town along the river. Also seen a hotel and house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Both are beautiful.

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Reviewed 9 September 2016

We were there on a holiday so it was closed, but we were able to walk around the house and the museum. The entire square is too good to pass up. Lots of wonderful statues and architecture.

Thank Voice1234
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Janice was our docent and gave us a great tour of a house built 100+ years ago. Told us of the Willson family history and how his family shaped him. While most furnishings are not original, they are period appropriate.

Thank RonJmn
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