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.
Minnesota and Iowa are combined in this unique Self-Drive Package. Start in The Land of 10,000 Lakes, visiting its most populous city; Des Moines (the capital city in Iowa, well known for the State Capitol, the Science Center of Iowa, John and Mary Papp Sculpture Park and other tourist attractions). After that, drive to Mason City (known for its musical heritage, consistently producing successful performers and educators) and Minneapolis (and St Paul are known as the Twin Cities, a welcoming city with the `Minnesota Nice` characteristic, the city has historic routes, home to high rise buildings and an exciting nightlife). This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel, and activities.
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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.