John Wayne Birthplace & Museum


Winterset, IA

Visit John Wayne’s modest birthplace home in Winterset, restored to reflect its appearance in 1907. A 6,100-square-foot museum is located adjacent to the home where visitors have the opportunity to see the largest diversified exhibit of John Wayne artifacts in existence. This includes original movie posters, a film wardrobe, scripts, contracts, letters, artwork and sculptures, and even one of his last customized automobiles. The only museum in the world dedicated to John Wayne, the facility naturally includes a movie theater. Relax in comfortable seats (originally from Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood) and watch a documentary on Duke’s phenomenal film career. Be sure to explore the gift shop’s wide assortment of John Wayne merchandise, perfect for souvenirs or great new items to add to your collection.

For more information or to schedule a tour for your group, contact the John Wayne Birthplace & Museum at 515-462-1044 or go online to

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