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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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Big museum and extremely busy

Arrived here on a very wet day. The gift shop was packed out. You could not recognise where the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Robert H
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Dronfield, United Kingdom
Special tour

I got to visit in the evening with Kiwanis and it was very interesting to see things that were in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
AJW53
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Des Moines, Iowa
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  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
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205 S. John Wayne Drive, Winterset, IA 50273-1904
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+1 515-462-1044

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Arrived here on a very wet day. The gift shop was packed out. You could not recognise where the queue started and ended. It may have been due to coach parties, just an assumption. John Wayne's birthplace is a small quaint looking house. Painted white...More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I got to visit in the evening with Kiwanis and it was very interesting to see things that were in the John Wayne movies and then to see them in real life. The clothes he wore and the props were outstanding! The gift shop is...More

Thank AJW53
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are a John Wayne fan this is a must see on your bucket list. The women working there were outstanding, very friendly and helpful. We spent two and a half hours just enjoying the period furnished home the Duke was born in, the...More

Thank mike y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The guides where wonderful and helpful!! Beautiful and breath taking museum, with tons of memorabilia.

Thank WintersetGM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I are both John Wayne fans and visited Winterset several years ago before the museum was built. The property had been purchased but nothing built but the statue. We learned recently that the museum had been finished and it was worth the...More

Thank MrsWhite2011
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Winterset, Iowa, is a delightful and quaint small city well worth a visit in itself. We visited to see the John Wayne Birthplace and Museum and were not disappointed. The museum, quite new (2013, I believe) is on a corner just a block from the...More

Thank William B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a good museum that focuses on mostly props. There is very little in the way of personal items or anecdotes. It has also really benefited from a relationship with Maureen O'Hara. The home itself has no personal artifacts. Everything is decorated with period...More

Thank bLiselotte
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I stopped here on our second day in Winterset. John Wayne was bigger than life here. The 11 minute movie, museum and home were worth every penny. I hope you enjoy the visit as much as my wife and I did. And,...More

Thank FRAZIER_BB
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were heading north to Des Moines when we saw the sign for John Wayne's birthplace and museum. Made a slight detour the next morning and drove over. The museum was small but most interesting.

Thank Chicagoan619
Reviewed 24 April 2017

If you like The Duke be sure to stop in. They have some really neat memorabilia. Takes you back to better days,There's some great books to choose from in the gift shop. John sure loved this country!

Thank Mary B
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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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