Visitors marvel when they experience all there is to see and do in North Iowa. Discover an array of award-winning attractions, from puppets to prairie school architecture, museums to malls, and an assortment of festivals and celebrations.
Our region boasts fabulous rivers and streams, as well as Clear Lake, a large spring-fed recreational lake. Swimming, boating, sailing, and fishing are frequent pastimes in North Iowa.
In addition to a rich musical heritage, the area is an epicenter for architecture buffs. Bicycle enthusiasts benefit from miles of paved trails, and winter sports such as fishing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, and ice sports are plentiful.
A Civil War Reenactment is held each fall in Mason City’s East Park. Civil War enthusiasts from all over the country gather to depict one of the war’s famous battles, as well as share living history.
The sport of rugby has a long history in North Iowa. The River City Rugby Football Club was established in Mason City in 1972. The Club competes in two separate seasons, April and May in the Spring, and September and October in the Fall. The club celebrated its 40th Anniversary in June 2012. Over 250 players have played for the club since its inception. The club competes against teams from Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska in the Midwest Division 3.