The mission of Wright on the Park, Inc.  is to own, preserve, and maintain The Historic Park Inn Hotel designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and to provide continuing education to the public about its place in the context of architectural history.

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From the Brink of Demolition:
The Hotel That Almost Disappeared

Wright on the Park was formed in 2005 in response to the city’s call for a local group to rescue the Historic Park Inn Hotel, marking the beginning of a remarkable journey of preservation and restoration. To discover the full story of how this passionate non-profit organization revitalized Frank Lloyd Wright’s last standing hotel, click below to read more.

Discover Architectural Brilliance: Plan Your Visit Today!

Experience Mason City, Iowa, home to the Historic Park Inn Hotel and an array of other architectural wonders. Delve into the captivating world Prairie School with a visit to the Rock Crest-Rock Glen neighborhood, a collection masterpiece homes nestled along the banks of Willow Creek. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore the Stockman House, another of Wright’s striking designs that now serves as a museum showcasing his signature style.

Plan your unforgettable journey to Mason City and immerse yourself in the architectural brilliance that has made this charming town a must-visit destination. Reserve your stay at the Historic Park Inn Hotel today and uncover the hidden gems of America’s heartland.

A young woman in a floral dress stands confidently on the park-facing exterior of the Historic Park Inn Hotel, holding a red shopping bag emblazoned with "Wright on the Park." The hotel's distinctive architecture serves as a backdrop, with its name visible on the glass door beside her.
The image is a historical black and white photograph of the interior of the Park Inn Hotel's café from the 1930s. Several individuals are posing for the camera, with waitstaff in aprons and patrons in period attire. The café features tiled flooring, a bar area with a cash register, Coca-Cola advertisements, and hanging light fixtures, exuding the ambiance of the early 20th century. Tables are neatly set with white tableware, and the room has a classic, spacious feel.

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Visit us, right on the park

Wright on the Park's gift shop and office are located in beautiful downtown Mason City, right off of Central Park, in the Historic Park Inn Hotel. Our gift shop features a significant selection of Frank Lloyd Wright themed merchandise, work from local artisans, and so much more.

Our hours are:
Tuesday - Friday: 8:30am-3pm
Saturday - Sunday: 8:30am-1pm

Wright on the Park
(641) 423-0689
15 W State Street
Mason City, IA 50401

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