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Glenn Miller Birthplace

Clarinda, IA 51632
+1 712-542-2461
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A little gem

The birth place and the museum are next to each other. The museum has a very full history of Glen... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2017
Steven H
,
Marion, Iowa
via mobile
A Must for Glenn Miller Aficionados!!

The Glenn Miller Birthplace Museum is a MUST SEE for anyone even remotely interested in Glenn... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2017
Chris G
,
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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The boyhood home of Glenn Miller has been restored and opened to the public.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Clarinda, IA 51632
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Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

The birth place and the museum are next to each other. The museum has a very full history of Glen Miller and his rise to fame along with his untimely death during WWII. the story is interesting including the clarinet over the saxophone section to...More

Thank Steven H
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Reviewed 12 June 2017

The Glenn Miller Birthplace Museum is a MUST SEE for anyone even remotely interested in Glenn Miller. Friendly staff and a wonderful atmosphere make this a great stop on your trip through Iowa. Parking is plentiful and the museum is air conditioned. Pick up your...More

1  Thank Chris G
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Reviewed 11 June 2017

Very nice museum honoring Glenn Miller. Lots of great artifacts and very well presented. The house he was born in was also interesting to see.

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Reviewed 10 June 2017

The museum building blends in well with the houses in the residential area. The exhibition gives a good overview of the short life of Glenn Miller, musician and band leader. In the theater you can see a vintage movie and enjoy his music. The information...More

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Reviewed 22 June 2016

The Glenn Miller Birthplace & Museum is always a treat to visit. So interesting to see where this iconic music figure began his life.

Thank mlheerenwordsmith
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Reviewed 10 February 2016

Rick, the curator, is excellent and very personable, as is all the folks there. It's quite an interesting museum.

1  Thank phillisle
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Reviewed 23 October 2015

Museum curator gave us a nice tour - we especially enjoyed learning more about GM's service as a military band director.

1  Thank 747MusicMaker
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Reviewed 5 August 2015

Nice museum and society that host an annual celebration to remember this iconic bandsman. The biographical film is time well spent, the exhibits are worth viewing, and the house is the reason for everything else. The staff was helpful and accommodating and was very positive...More

2  Thank William F
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Reviewed 26 July 2015

We learned a lot about band leader Glenn Miller, especially his contribution to the war effort, at this very nice little museum in his birthplace, Clarinda, Iowa (about 75 miles southeast of Council Bluffs). With the help of his adopted daughter, the Glenn Miller Birthplace...More

2  Thank John K
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Reviewed 21 May 2015

Growing up in that time of history one had to love Glenn Miller. The movie offered a lot of stories of that time for anyone not of that era of time.

2  Thank KarlaSchultz
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