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John Wayne Birthplace & Museum

205 S. John Wayne Drive, Winterset, IA 50273-1904
+1 515-462-1044
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Great tribute to a great movie icon.

This was such a nice display of a great actor. He starred in so many truly good movies, was a good... read more

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Linda F
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Very nice

This is a nice break from driving I-80. Cruise the rolling hills, see covered bridges, etc. The... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Tour the modest 4-room home where John Wayne was born, and visit the John Wayne Birthplace Museum featuring the largest diversified exhibit of John Wayne artifacts in existence, including original movie posters, film wardrobe, scripts, letters, artwork and sculpture--even one of his customized automobiles. Admission includes the Museum, a guided tour of the Birthplace house, and a small theater with a documentary on John Wayne's life, with a special welcome by his daughter Aissa.
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205 S. John Wayne Drive, Winterset, IA 50273-1904
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Reviewed yesterday

This was such a nice display of a great actor. He starred in so many truly good movies, was a good person, and left a lasting memory for so many of us.

Thank Linda F
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a nice break from driving I-80. Cruise the rolling hills, see covered bridges, etc. The museum displays include movie clips, posters, movie facets like wardrobe clothes, props, saddles, and life history tidbits. The birth home is part of the visit with life history...More

Thank Nama5
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum does a wonderful job honoring John Wayne and the charming town has benefitted from the traffic. The subject holds no personal interest but it was fun to take a ccoupke of pictures, walk around the town and have lunch.

Thank Olivia B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very educational. Lots of movie history. If your a fan you qill want to see the Museum and his Home (around the corner from the Museum).

Thank bcunningham71
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is small but the exhibits are well put together. There are lots of things he wore in his movies, tons of posters and a short film narrated by his daughter. There is not much about his personal life or family. The house he...More

Thank MrsPickle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The John Wayne Musuem and Birthplace is very nice! The museum is neat, clean and the displays are well-done. It is enjoyable to see his personal things and learn about his life, movies and generosity. There is a very good short movie and a lovely...More

Thank OtisCampbell12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice display of John Wayne costumes and his story -- and movie information. It costs to go into the John Wayne home -- It was a short visit, but I'm glad we went to the home.

Thank mlr0yer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The John Wayne Museum and Birthplace was a highlight of a 14 day trip shared with another couple from Ohio. I've heard Roy Rogers called the King of the Cowboys.Well, this museum ranks # 1 with me, and I saw Rogers' Museum in CA (now...More

Thank James P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum and gift shop are very nice but the $15 entrance fee seems a little steep. The museum has some of his costumes worn in his movies as well as a model of his boat and a station wagon he had altered for his...More

Thank Potts44
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lot of items associated with John Wayne's movie career. Give yourself about an hour for this place. Great gift shop also.

Thank Tom B
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Linda W
6 September 2017|
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According to Google maps, it is about 210 miles and would take about 31/2 to 4 hours
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Doug M
13 September 2016|
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The cost of admission was $15 for adults and $14 for senior citizens. I am not sure how much they charged for children because no one with children was there when we were.
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kowaliuk
9 September 2016|
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We used Google maps on our cell phones and it took us there with no problems, right to the front door.
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