Mason City, the region around what would later be first called Shibboleth was a summer home to the Sioux and Winnebago nations. The first settlement that became Shibboleth was established in 1853 at the confluence of the Winnebago River and Calmus Creek. The town had several names: Shibboleth, Masonic Grove, and Masonville, until Mason City was adopted in 1855, in honor of a founder's son, Mason Long. Mason City is known for its musical heritage, consistently producing successful performers and educators.
Des Moines - Okoboji Lake : 3 hrs 26 mins. approx.
Okoboji Lake - Mason City: 2 hr 24 mins. approx..
Mason City - Des Moines: 1 hr 51 mins. approx.
Minneapolis - Mason City : 2 hrs. 10 mins. approx.
Mason City - Des Moines: 1 hr. 55 mins. approx.
Des Moines - Mason City : 1 hrs. 55 mins. approx.
Mason City - Minneapolis: 2 hr. 10 mins. approx.