|Mason City, founded in April, 1886, was named for the first Supreme Court Judge of Nebraska, the Honorable Oliver Perry Mason. In July that year the railroad came through town.Mason City’s first baby was Merle W. Runyan, who became a lawyer and practiced his chosen career in Broken Bow, Nebraska.
Today, Mason City is on the Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway (Hwy. 2) and hosts an amazing Metal Art Garden, on Prentiss St., two blocks south of the Highway. Railroad Park, at Mason City’s east entrance, offers hookups, a restroom & shower house for the convenience of campers. A gas station, feed store, and beauty shop keep us fueled and happy.
We celebrate our annual town festival on the last weekend of July with a rodeo, flower show, parade, tractor pull, and sand volleyball. (More info, call 308-732-3269.)