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Worth going through

We visited here on the National Hobo Convention weekend. The museum is inexpensive and educational... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2018
Marion, Iowa
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Hobo Festival

I really enjoyed this museum! It's set up and displayed very well and easy to navigate. The... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2018
Kansas City, Missouri
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51 Main Ave S, Britt, IA 50423-1664
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Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

We visited here on the National Hobo Convention weekend. The museum is inexpensive and educational about the history of hobo’s throughout the last century. The symbols, etc. were fascinating. There is also an hour long movie with interviews. It’s a small viewing are and once...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 12 August 2018

I really enjoyed this museum! It's set up and displayed very well and easy to navigate. The documentary in the theater is accurate and informative. The $5 entry fee is totally worth it.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Speaksfreely
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

A very interesting museum. It was informational and we learned a few things, like what their symbols stand for, how they ended up traveling, things they did while traveling, what some of them are doing now, and the difference between "hobo", "tramp", and "bum". If...More

Date of experience: August 2017
3  Thank B A
Reviewed 30 July 2017

It was a terrific taste of a by-gone era, we landed in Britt just 2 weeks before the National Hobo Convention. The museums hobo's, err umm I mean hosts :) Dennis and Judy were terrific. Ryan, the mayor came by while we were there as...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Al A
Reviewed 15 July 2017

The museum is located in an old theater with slanted floor and some original seats among the exhibits. The indie movie about hoboes included interviews with both men and women who had lived the life. It's around 1 1/2 hours long, but DO watch it...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Linda T
Reviewed 22 June 2017

We saw an article on the National Hobo Museum in a travel magazine discussing "unusual museums" and decided we had to check it out. So glad we did! the museum is informative, wonderfully eclectic, and unpretentious. Located in lovely Britt, Iowa, it's easy to find,...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank lmsgroup
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We were here during a time that the musuem wasn't exactly open. There were people there getting it ready for the season but they were kind enough to let us in and take a look. I learned so much!! This is definitly worth the stop...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Erica C
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

What a great experience to tour this museum on convention week! There were a few hobo's there for the event when we were there on Thursday prior to the kickoff on Friday for a fun weekend! The film about individual hobos life's as told by...More

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank Oniedu
Reviewed 10 August 2016

This place has hundreds of pieces of hobo memorabilia - from specific locally and nationally known hoboes as well as surprises such as celebrities you had no idea were once hoboes. News clippings, examples of artwork and tramp art, clothing, tools, etc....you know much more...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank swanlove56
Reviewed 15 July 2016

They have a film about hobo life by actual hobos. Very interesting. There is a yearly national hobo convention in Britt, Iowa since 1900.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Pamela H
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