Mason City, IA 50401 (population, 27,430 (2016)) Description
GPS: N 43.13387, W 93.28038 Google map
Railroads: UP, IC&E, IATR
Description: This Mason City, IA page was not created as a Mini Guide. My intention here is to give information
about the Iowa Traction Railway, reporting marks IATR. The IATR is the only railroad left in the United States that
traction power for it's freight operation. Probably because the
owner is as much a railfan as anyone else. Todd
Sesteroís Mason City web page gives more information about the Union Pacific; and Iowa, Chicago & Eastern railroads.
While I was researching Mason City, I found it to be quite a vibrant town and found myself yearning to visit there.
Ice Cream: Birdsalls, 518 N Federal Ave n 43.15676, W 93.20124 classic ice cream shop;
Dairy Queen, 3481 4th St SW N 43.14785, W 93.25367
Pub and Grub: Burke's Bar & Grill, 1221 N Federal Ave N 43.16301, W 93.20110
Lodging: Historic Park Inn Hotel, 7 West State St, N 43.15181, W 93.20146; The Last Remaining Frank Lloyd
Wright Designed and Built Hotel in the World truly is one of a kind. You canít help but wander throughout the
entire hotel, and enjoy the many quiet and comfortable settings, while absorbing a part of history. With 27 unique
Mason City Visitor Information Center, 2021 4th St SW, Mason City, IA