Winterset, Iowa: John Wayne Birthplace Museum Team Field Report

205 S. John Wayne Drive, Winterset, IA
I-80 Exit 110 (US Hwy 169) south 14 miles into Winterset, where it becomes John Wayne Drive. Stay on John Wayne Drive until you reach South St. Turn left (east) one block. At the corner of John Wayne Drive and Washington St.
Daily 10-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $15.
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John Wayne Birthplace Museum
Fancy multi-million dollar museum opened May 2015. Features big outdoor statue of The Duke, and, inside, his 1970s station wagon. The four-room house where he was born is one block east and south. Report...

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John Wayne Birthplace Museum.

John Wayne Birthplace Museum

The John Wayne museum is next to the birthplace house. The new museum opened in May of 2015.

[Steven Goers, 06/03/2015]

John Wayne van.

Birthplace of John Wayne

There is an amazing custom van at John Wayne's Birthplace, designed by a diehard fan!

[Nikki, 12/03/2013]

John Wayne Statue.

Birthplace of John Wayne

Winterset has more than just the birthplace of John Wayne. The city park boasts an English hedge maze, a castle turret ("Clark's Tower"), a monument to the Delicious Apple, and one of the bridges of Madison County ("Cutler-Donahue Covered Bridge"). So if you're in town to visit the Duke, be sure to mosey on over to the city park and take a gander.

[Jen Danzinger, 05/30/2011]
Bridges of Madison County

You've read the book, seen the movie, now see the bridges! Well, at least the ones that haven't been burned down by a crazy arsonist a few years ago. Actually, a replica of the original Cedar bridge has just been built! The bridges are indeed historic, charming, surrounded by the beautifully classic rolling hills of Southwest Iowa. The Winterset townsfolk are as friendly as they come. Have a coffee and a slice of pie in the Northside Cafe near the town square and get a good feel for Iowan hospitality.

[Gregory White, 07/23/2006]

Mmmm boy, that pie is mighty tempting. Cancel our trip to see Vegas "Crazy Girls"! We're heading for those charming Madison County bridges.....

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