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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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Must if your a fan

Fairly small museum, takes about an hour to go through it. Exhibit consists of birth house, museum... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
advcards
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Reno, Nevada
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Just what I wanted to see

While the John Wayne Museum is small, it captured the life of John Wayne and the feel that we were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
douglindak
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Chanhassen, Minnesota
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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 3 days ago via mobile

Fairly small museum, takes about an hour to go through it. Exhibit consists of birth house, museum exhibit ( one room) and a 12 minute movie. Cost is $15

Thank advcards
Reviewed 1 week ago

While the John Wayne Museum is small, it captured the life of John Wayne and the feel that we were looking for. Lots of memorabilia and items from his movies, but not overwhelming. They started with a very good short movie about John Wayne's life...More

Thank douglindak
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum itself is very well done and the documentary is very moving. The gift shop has a wide range of John Wayne related items. The staff was so wonderful - friendly, helpful, and enthsiasitc. Great Visit!

Thank Calvin B
Reviewed 1 week ago

My opinion of the John Wayne Birthplace Site is as follows: The movie which is shown in the small, but nice theater lasts only 10 minutes. This is too short. John Wayne's life has been one which was filled with movies. This must be shown...More

Thank WStatesTraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago

When you love the old westerns and other old movies, then you have to visit this place. It stood on my wish list for a few years now and this year we were finally close enough to visit (little detour on our way from Kansas...More

Thank Jacqueline07_69
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A little pricey for what is there, but the museum and house are very well presented. Lots of information about John Wayne that we didn't know.

Thank 2ndAmendment1776
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great visit my husband and my 2 year old son really enjoyed it and i also enjoyed. My husband is a great big john wayne fan.

Thank kimberlyjoey14
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are a fan of his films the a visit to this Museum and his birthplace is a must if you are anywhere near Winterset. His birthplace home has been restored and provides an interesting insight not only to his origins but also homes...More

Thank James G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a perfect day's outing for us. We were visiting family in the Des Moines area and Winterset is just a hour SW of Des Moines. The museum is not huge but has some wonderful artifacts and is being added to all the time....More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Photo ops with the statue of John Wayne out front of the museum. Nice place and birthplace is just around the corner within walking distance. They allowed us to take our small dog in with us which is a huge bonus as it was too...More

Thank 723leishac
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Doug M
how much does it cost to go thru
13 September 2016|
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Response from IA_Catwoman | Reviewed this property |
We paid $15 for adults and $14 for seniors. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
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kowaliuk
I need a map
9 September 2016|
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Response from Ronald F | Reviewed this property |
I'm really sorry for the delay I have been offline for quite awhile. As mentioned you don't need a map. Once you get off the exit there are signs directing you RIGHT to the museum and his childhood home.
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kowaliuk
I need a map
9 September 2016|
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Response from wandavandek | Reviewed this property |
IF you have google maps on your phone you can plug the address into it and the app with help you find your way. Winterset is just south of Des Moines IA and there are plenty of road signs to help you.
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