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National Hobo Museum

51 Main Ave S, Britt, IA 50436
641-843-9104
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Fun! Interesting!

We saw an article on the National Hobo Museum in a travel magazine discussing "unusual museums" and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
lmsgroup
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Fairfax, Virginia
Full of history!

We were here during a time that the musuem wasn't exactly open. There were people there getting it... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
Erica C
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Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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1 week ago
“Fun! Interesting!”
22 May 2017
“Full of history!”
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51 Main Ave S, Britt, IA 50436
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641-843-9104
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw an article on the National Hobo Museum in a travel magazine discussing "unusual museums" and decided we had to check it out. So glad we did! the museum is informative, wonderfully eclectic, and unpretentious. Located in lovely Britt, Iowa, it's easy to find,...More

1  Thank lmsgroup
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We were here during a time that the musuem wasn't exactly open. There were people there getting it ready for the season but they were kind enough to let us in and take a look. I learned so much!! This is definitly worth the stop...More

1  Thank Erica C
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

What a great experience to tour this museum on convention week! There were a few hobo's there for the event when we were there on Thursday prior to the kickoff on Friday for a fun weekend! The film about individual hobos life's as told by...More

2  Thank Oniedu
Reviewed 9 August 2016

This place has hundreds of pieces of hobo memorabilia - from specific locally and nationally known hoboes as well as surprises such as celebrities you had no idea were once hoboes. News clippings, examples of artwork and tramp art, clothing, tools, etc....you know much more...More

Thank swanlove56
Reviewed 15 July 2016

They have a film about hobo life by actual hobos. Very interesting. There is a yearly national hobo convention in Britt, Iowa since 1900.

Thank Pamela H
Reviewed 27 September 2013

The Hobo Museum is small, but when taken in the context of the entirety of the Town of Britt, it is a unique, extremely engaging, and highly authentic view of the past, present and future of the fading hobo lifestyle. The museum itself houses an...More

6  Thank TravelTie
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