Is a 60-minute guided tour that showcases the hallmark details of the last remaining Frank Lloyd Wright designed hotel in the world, the Historic Park Inn Hotel, and one of two remaining Wright designed banks in existence, the City National Bank. Guests will be able to tour over 14 locations in the building – from the Lobby with its expansive 14’ original art-glass windows to the Billiards Room in the Gentlemen’s Lounge. Tour guests will learn the amazing story of how an active group of citizens saved the historic hotel from the wrecking ball while walking the same halls as big band stars Jack Jenney and Glenn Miller. They will learn how the farm crisis and great depression caused the bank’s foreclosure. How the property survived the years in various forms by housing department stores, cafés, a radio station and barber shop, before finally being converted into apartments in the 1970s.
What You'll Get
On this 1-hour tour, learn the history of Prairie architecture in Mason City, Iowa. Experience for yourself why Mason City has been named one of the world’s 14 best cities for architecture. Discover how Wright on the Park raised over $18,000,000 for the preservation of the hotel and bank. View the original art glass windows and skylights that look out over Central Park. Learn how the original space was converted to a 27-room boutique hotel and conference center. There is a museum across the plaza from the hotel detailing the restoration that includes a gift shop. After the tour book a room and stay the evening or make reservation at the 1910 grille.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- Most travelers can participate
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- DVD (available to purchase)
- Transportation to/from attractions
45 to 60 minutes
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