Rock Crest-Rock Glen Historic Walking Tour

Mason City offers an incredible view into the development of a planned Prairie neighborhood – Rock Crest-Rock Glen.  Between 1902-1908, developer Joshua Melson, bought property along Willow Creek in Mason City with the intention of building ten Prairie School style homes.  Architect Walter Burley Griffin provided the initial plan for the development and architects Barry Byrne, Marion Mahony Griffin and Einar Broaten contributed to the district. It is the largest cluster of Prairie School houses in the country.

Wright on the Park coordinates and operates the walking tours. For additional information, please call 641-423-0689 or email or visit for more details.



Tours are offered throughout the year.


May – September

Friday, Saturday, Sunday at 9:00 a.m.


October – April

Available by appointment only



$10 – Individual (ages 13 and up)

Free – Children 12 and under

Educational group tours are free of charge.



Tours depart from the Wright on the Park Gift Shop – 17 S. Federal Avenue

Tours take approximately 1½ hours.

Tours occur whether rain or shine. Please dress appropriately.

Tours cover 1.3 miles over uneven terrain.

Not wheelchair accessible.

Restrooms are available in the Wright on the Park Gift Shop.




Visit Us: 520 1st Street NE, Mason City, IA 50401

​The Stockman House Museum and the Robert E. McCoy Architectural Interpretive Center are projects of the River City Society for Historic Preservation.

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