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John Wayne Birthplace & Museum, Winterset

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We are open seven days a week, 10:00am to 5:00pm except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Easter.

The Birthplace home is open daily. Tickets are purchased at the Welcome Center, just north of the Birthplace home.

The new John Wayne Birthplace Museum, adjacent to the Birthplace home, opened May 23, 2015. Both the Museum and the Birthplace home are handicap accessible.
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  • Truly one of the finest historical destinations honoring the birth and lifetime achievements of John Wayne, from his birth in this tiny house in the town of Winterset Iowa to his legendary film actor....  more
    Truly one of the finest historical destinations honoring the birth and lifetime achievements of John Wayne, from his birth in this tiny house in the town of Winterset Iowa to his legendary film actor....  more »
  • Came upon this museum as we were driving to another destination, it is a real gem. Not very big but has an amazing collection of exhibits. You start with a quick film on the life of the great man and....  more
    Came upon this museum as we were driving to another destination, it is a real gem. Not very big but has an amazing collection of exhibits. You start with a quick film on the life of the great man and....  more »
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  • John Wayne has been one of my favorite actors since I was a kid. Visiting the birthplace museum was a fun experience and provided me with some historical insights on the big screen icon. For John Wayne fans, this is a must see. It's a good half day excursion that you can easily combine with of self-guided tour of the Bridges of Madison County.
  • Nice museum. Looking forward to coming back when the new part is open so to see the items we were anxious to see but weren't on display. There was a discounted rate during this time. The birthplace house was wonderful. The people working the museum and the house were very nice and friendly.

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