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John Wayne Birthplace & Museum

205 S John Wayne Dr, Winterset, Iowa 50273 USA

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Sun 10a-5p
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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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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

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Eric H.

Nice information and displays. Definitely worth a stop if you are in the area. Nice gift shop with a variety of items. Read more

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Vivian V.

Wonderful museum with many memorabilia items for the "DUKE." Books, photos, statues, movie about his life. It's just fabulous! Read more

John Wayne Birthplace & Museum

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

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  • Pets Allowed
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  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
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