Things To Do In Mason City

All-Day Paintball Package for Up to 4, 6, or 12 & Equipment Rental from Paintball International (Up to 62% Off)

Paintball International

KW Paintball

$48 $19

Equipped with rental paintball markers and masks, groups vie for supremacy over outdoor fields

5 or 10 Private or Group Basketball Lessons at Astronaut Basketball Academy (Up to 72% Off)

Astronaut Basketball Academy

Gates Park

$350 $99

Young players of all skill levels learn basketball fundamentals or finesse their technique during private or group classes

$30 for $55 Groupon — Just About You! Get In Shape Studio and Personal Training Center

Just About You! Get In Shape Studio, Llc

Owatonna

$55 $30

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

18 Holes of Golf for Two or Four with Cart Rental at Eagle Grove Golf Course (Up to 53% Off)

Eagle Grove Golf Course

Eagle Grove

$52 $29

Long straightaways dominate a nine-hole, par 35 layout that winds across 2,959 yards of rolling fairways

Studio Fees and Ceramics for Two or Four at Color Me Mine (Up to 52% Off)

Color Me Mine

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

Choose from a bounty of dishes, figurines, and other ceramic creations to paint in vibrant colors, then hand off to staff to glaze and fire

18-Hole Round of Golf with Cart and Range Balls for Two or Four at Pine Island Golf Course (Up to 54% Off)

Pine Island Golf Course

Pine Island

$64 $32

Spread across 140 acres, 18-hole course fends off easy birdies with plenty of trees, water hazards, and rocky outcroppings

Four-Course Murder-Mystery Dinner for Two or Four at 2-Jo's Murder Mystery Dinners (Up to 49% Off)

2-Jo's Murder Mystery Dinners

Multiple Locations

$170 $89

A four-course meal accompanies a twisting tale of murder, followed by a party with events such as karaoke, a wagon ride, and live bands

18-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four Including Cart at Faribault Golf Club (Up to 50% Off)

Faribault Golf Club

Faribault

$96 $48

Golfers glide across 6,447-yard, tree-lined course that dates back to 1910

18 Holes of Golf for Two or Four with Cart on Weekday or Weekend at Montgomery National Golf Club (Up to 63% Off)

Montgomery National Golf Club

Montgomery

$92 $36

The grassy brainchild of architect Joel Goldstrand bobs and weaves across 6,540 yards of rolling countryside terrain

Corn Maze Admission for Four or Six at Montgomery Orchard (Up to 56% Off)

Montgomery Orchard

Montgomery

$30 $15

Six-acre corn maze in the image of a giant honeybee features trivia questions

18 Holes with Cart and Basket of Range Balls for Two or Four at Veenker Memorial Golf Course (Up to 52% Off)

Veenker Memorial Golf Course

Veenker Memorial Golf Course

$93.50 $47

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Facility that hosts the Iowa Masters tournament offers challenging yet accessible course

Kid's, Tiny Tigers, or Family Tae Kwon Do Classes at Lee's Champion Taekwondo Academy (Up to 89% Off)

Lee's Champion Taekwondo Academy

Multiple Locations

$149 $39

Instructors teach kids tae kwon do with or without parent participation and provide family classes for all to join in and learn together

Train Ride and Museum Visit for Two or Four at Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad & Museum (Up to 47% Off)

Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad & Museum

Boone

$56 $30

Explore Des Moines River Valley from a 1920s locomotive before delving into Iowa’s railway history through the museum’s train exhibits

$22 for an 18-Hole Round of Golf for One Person with Cart at Honey Creek Golf Club (Up to $44 Value)

Honey Creek Golf Club

Worth

$44 $22

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Bentgrass fairways bound over rolling hills and bend around mature trees and water hazards at a challenging 6,805 yd. course

18-Hole Round of Golf for One, Two, or Four at Emerald Hills Golf Club (Up to 50% Off)

Emerald Hills Golf Club

Arnolds Park

$64 $32

Hilly terrain and multiple doglegs can lead to hazardous lies on 18-hole course that measures 6,632 yd. from back tees

Select Local Merchants

Owner Darlene Olson holds court over Merle Hay Lanes’ sleek bowling lanes, where the sounds of laughter and pins crashing fills the air. An Olson family heirloom since 1993, Merle Hay caters to amateurs and pin-toppling veterans alike with open bowling and league play for a variety of age and skill levels. Bowlers quench competition-induced thirsts at Bowlwinkles Lounge with a formidable lineup of drink specials. The bowling alley also plays host to a variety of special events including birthday parties and corporate outings, preventing coworkers from having to bowl in the alley behind the office.

4173 South Federal Avenue
Mason City,
IA
US

Celebrating their 25th anniversary, Boston Brass enthralls audiences with stylized performances of eclectic musical arrangements. Like sailors to the Sirens, assorted audiences are drawn to the group's diverse horn-blowing backgrounds, including classical compositions and contemporary jazz numbers. No strangers to the limelight, Boston Brass has performed in 49 states and 21 countries, been featured on The CBS Early Show, NPR's Performance Today, and The Great American Brass Band Festival, and recorded several albums.

8201 Dakota St
Cedar Falls,
IA
US

Inside the historic, renovated Waverly Palace Theatre, first-run releases splash across three screens as guests gobble snacks from the concession stand. Seats equipped with lumbar support prop up weary backs as the sounds of screeching tires, exploding fortresses, and wisecracking babies escape from the speakers of a Dolby Surround Sound EX system. As guests exit, they can take in the brick exterior of the theater, which maintains its classic, glowing marquee and art-deco façade.

90 E Bremer Ave
Waverly,
IA
US

4807 University Ave
Cedar Falls,
IA
US

For more than 10 years, The Heart of Darkness has elicited scares from nearly 10,000 visitors every Halloween season with one of the largest haunts in Iowa. People from across the country and ghosts studying abroad brave nine separately themed areas on the terror-infested grounds, from a haunted playground to a maniacal-clown asylum. Each section crawls with grotesque creatures. A living scarecrow swipes at guests with a rusted sickle, causing them to flee right into the padded cell of Crispy, a demented arsonist whose victims gave him a taste of his own medicine by scorching his skin.

So committed to their duty to terrify, owners Kevin and Dolly Schults are affectionately known as The Halloween Family, as detailed on a 2009 episode of ABC's Wife Swap. Outside their spooky corridors, the Schults reward survivors with concession stands, a live DJ, and a photo booth that snapped the pictures Crispy uses for his online-dating profile.

5111 Osage Road
Waterloo,
IA
US

During galaxy bowling, Cadillac Lanes turns futuristic with the help of a space-age-evoking light and sound show. Even under the glow of traditional lighting, the alley brims with modern technology, such as automatic scoring and retractable bumpers. A trove of lightweight to heavy bowling balls allows players of all muscle masses to scatter pins without straining their muscles. In between 10-frame games, patrons can maneuver joysticks in the arcade or refuel at the snack bar. The venue also welcomes birthday celebrations with party packages complete with decorations that create a joyful atmosphere, rather than celebrating with impromptu bowling-ball confetti.:m]]

650 Laporte Rd
Waterloo,
IA
US