Disclosure: Visit Mason City graciously hosted my time in Mason City, Iowa. However, all of my opinions are my own.
Rural Iowa may not immediately come to mind when conjuring images of communities that embrace the arts. But Mason City, Iowa is out to prove that assumption wrong.
During my recent road trip north, I discovered that not only does this community have incredible architecture and delicious places to eat (more on that later), but there is an incredible amount of art in Mason City. From formal museums to quirky folk art installations and everything in between, this city is full of unexpected creative outlets. Over and over again, I encountered the arts everywhere I went in Mason City.
So the next time you’re looking for a creative retreat, consider heading to north-central Iowa. There you’ll discover all of the unique ways Mason City embraces the arts.