John Wayne Birthplace Museum

The John Wayne Birthplace Museum is in the city of Winterset, Iowa, USA. It is a museum and the birth home of the legendary actor John Wayne, which houses the largest museum of John Wayne artifacts. This historic Madison County attracts various tourists every year. Spread over a land of 6100 square feet, this museum offers you fascinating and interesting information. It is full of collections and you should definitely come here to visit this famous museum.


        Events of birthplace museum

You will get to see many events in this museum. Special events are organized here on Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Easter and Thanksgiving Day. Every year on the birthday of John Wayne, a huge celebration and dedication ceremony is organized here which looks quite grand. Come here each weekend to enjoy a free screening of the movie Mack Lintock, a pancake breakfast, a 5-K run, and dinner.

Exhibition of John Wayne birthplace and museum

The museum displays some of its collection throughout the year. In John Wayne you can watch free movies where special guests like Aisha Wayne and Christopher Mitchum, music superstars Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives arrive. The main attraction is the Plaza of the Museum where you will find a bronze statue of $ 175,000 which will fill your mind with wonder.

Collections of this museum

In the collection of this museum, you get to see many things related to John Wayne, where we get to see his films, artifacts, contracts, letters etc. In the exhibits you will see western style stockade jacket, techno lite jacket of birth place, golfer shirt available in two colors i.e. white and green, t shirt etc. These collections also include Books, Video & Audio, Kitchen & Barware, Houseware & Decor etc.


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Activities:– The largest variety of john wayne artworks in Winterset is on display here including film almirahs, scripts, original film posters, letters, contracts, artwork and much more. You can also see the distinctive artwork of the sculpture here. Dedicated to John Wayne and filled with his patience and spirit, you can see everything you could want by walking around the museum. Plan a trip here to see pictures including film memorabilia and eye patches worn in True Grit. Come here to tour the house and museum and watch a John Wayne movie.

What to expect:-In the museum, the visitor gets to see a large gallery where John tells the career and biography of Wayne and it is also quite fascinating. The museum has a Winterset movie house, movie theater, and gift shops where you can buy uniforms or gifts for your travel memorabilia. Plan a trip here to see the diverse celebrations of memorabilia, rare artwork and most impressive museums.

Plan to visit:-John Wayne’s birthplace and museum is open to visitors seven days a week. It opens every day from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and in winters its timing is from 10:00 am to 4 pm. Be sure to visit this museum which is full of exciting things to do with your kids, family and friends. The entry fee is free for children under 7 years old, $10 for those from 8:00 to 12:00, $20 for adults and $17 for seniors, and $19 for seniors.

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