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John Wayne Birthplace & Museum

205 S John Wayne Dr, Winterset, Iowa 50273 USA

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“The home where movie legend John Wayne was born!”

Step back in time and picture the life of a young midwestern boy and his family near the turn of the century. This modest four-room home has been restored to reflect its appearance in 1907, the year of Duke's birth. An impressive collection of John Wayne memorabilia includes unique items such as the eyepatch worn in the movie True Grit, a hat worn in Rio Lobo, and a prop suitcase used in the film Stagecoach. Hundreds of rare photographs of Duke are on display as well as letters from Lucille Ball, Gene Autry, Maureen O'Hara, Jimmy Stewart, Kirk Douglas, Bob Hope, Ronald Reagan and George Burns.

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Martin W.

This is a worthwhile stop. The museum and gift shop are well-staffed with nice people who know their subject. The birthplace house is a trip back in time. Unfortunately, it feels like the country... Read more

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Eric B.

Iowa holds its famous sons and daughters close. A few that come to mind are: Mamie Doud Eisenhower Birthplace, in Boone, Christopher Ashton Kutcher from Cedar Rapids, and of course Captain James... Read more

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Jessica I.

The original house is neat to see, but none of the furniture are originals, just possible look alikes. The museum was definitely neat, but not enough memorabilia for the $20 admission fee. The... Read more

John Wayne Birthplace & Museum

205 S John Wayne Dr
Winterset, Iowa
50273 USA
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  • Sun - Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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