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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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  • Nice little place. We spent about 1.5 hours here with an 11yo, 35yo, and 2 older folks. The 11 yo decided it was pretty neat and he knew nothing about John Wayne. It was a nice afternoon and the... 
    Nice little place. We spent about 1.5 hours here with an 11yo, 35yo, and 2 older folks. The 11 yo decided it was pretty neat and he knew nothing about John Wayne. It was a nice afternoon and the...  more »
  • If my dad was still living, he would have loved this place. It was great seeing "The Duke" on the big screen again. I enjoyed hearing his daughter speak on his father. This museum has very... 
    If my dad was still living, he would have loved this place. It was great seeing "The Duke" on the big screen again. I enjoyed hearing his daughter speak on his father. This museum has very...  more »
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  • Its small but has some nice personal articles. Also there is the home he was born in. Was small but interesting. If you like John Waynes movies its worth checking out.
  • On our way back home to Washington state my wife and I saw this on the map. We had time and stopped in. I do not completely agree with Mr. Wayne's past political views but this place was full of interesting things. The persona he portrayed on screen is still strong today and entertaining. The Hollywood history tied to this place I find very facinating. I would recommend a visit.

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