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Stockman House Museum

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Address: 530 1st Street NE, Mason City, IA 50401
Phone Number: +1 641-423-1923
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Sun 13:00 - 15:00
Mon - Wed 10:00 - 12:00
Thu - Sat 10:00 - 15:00
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This is the only Prairie Style Frank Lloyd Wright House open to the public...

This is the only Prairie Style Frank Lloyd Wright House open to the public in Iowa.

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Great tour of the Stockman House.

The tour group size was manageable with a guide well versed in the history of the house and the town.The tour begins with a video review, then the group walks over to visit the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Rod S
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour group size was manageable with a guide well versed in the history of the house and the town.The tour begins with a video review, then the group walks over to visit the house. After, or before, the tour you will want to check out the museum and gift shop. Again, everyone is very knowledgeable about Frank Lloyd Wright... More 

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Thank Rod S
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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66 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

After checking out of the Historic Park Inn, my family and I took a very informative tour of the Stockman House. If you're going to be in Mason City and like Frank Lloyd Wright, visiting here is a no-brainer.

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Thank HBR2000
Longview, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This house is much older than other Frank Lloyd Wright houses we have visited. His early Prairie Style was much different from his later Usonian style homes. The tours of the house were very interesting and well done.

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Thank Kitters
Verona, Wisconsin
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99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

The preservation and restoration were well done on this historic FLW a home. We did the first tour of the day on Saturday. Everything was open to see and tour guide provided good details about the family and home. My only criticism is that they had a larger group tour during the same time and the tour guide 3 times... More 

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1 Thank kmalmberg1
Des Moines, Iowa
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Nice but small FLW home with an interesting history. Quick tour and fun tour guide. The museum gift shop has several FLW house models and photos.

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1 Thank liljodo
Cumbria
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We were the only two people on our tour but all the staff made us very welcome and the tour was fascinating. It was well worth a visit.

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Thank janet123
Indianapolis, IN
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We were really disappointed in this museum. Not your typical FLW house. Doesn't have the original furniture and wares that all the other FLW houses we've looked at have had. This was built for the middle class so it didn't have as many of the space saving and unique features that others have had, either. Just okay.

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1 Thank Lana R
Ventura, California
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54 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The house is very different from the other Wright houses we have visited, as it was smaller. The tour guide was full of details about Wright, much of what we had not previously heard. If you are in the area, do not miss. There is also a small museum and gift shop next to the house. The area also has... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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36 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Early FLLW house returned to original condition. Picture perfect. Great docents, and very good interpretive center adjacent to the Stockman House.

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Thank David12815
Aberdeen, Maryland
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213 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

We were headed to MC for a wedding and figured the Meredith Wilson boyhood home was about it for tourism. How little we knew. The Stockman house is a variation on FLLW's "fireproof house for $5000." It was moved from its original location to a corner by the Winnebago River across the street from the neighborhood originally developed for Prairie... More 

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