Riverside, Iowa: Future Birthplace of James T. Kirk

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51 W. 1st St., Riverside, IA
US Hwy 218 exit 80. Drive west on Hwy 22/E. Hickory St. for 1.8 miles into town. The birthplace is on the right, behind the small hair salon building; you reach it through an alley. Look for the Captain Kirk banner on the light pole next to the street.
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Future Birthplace of James T. Kirk.

Future Birthplace of James T. Kirk
This is the place. Photo-worthy monument marks the spot, which is behind a downtown hair salon. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [03/20/2016]

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Future Birthplace of James T. Kirk

They have moved the James T. Kirk statue to a new location, but the birthplace monument is still there and is a must see for any Trekkie or budding Trekkie. If you can't find it, go to the museum -- they will help you.

[Polly, 07/17/2019]

Enterprise fence.

Future Birthplace of James T. Kirk

Space, The Final Frontier.

[Brenda Jilovec, 08/20/2018]

Fence, The Final Frontier.

Future Birthplace of James T. Kirk.

Future Birthplace of James T. Kirk

Cool, but The museum was closed on a Sunday. To see the conception plaque you have to ask, since they are remodeling. Still a good little photo op.

[C Strouth, 07/27/2014]

They still have Sunday hours posted, but it's a small town museum, so it's usually best to call in advance...

Down this alley...

Future Birthplace of James T. Kirk

The birthplace marker is a little hard to find. Once you find it, you will be surprised at how large it is. It's behind a hair salon, and seems like it's in somebody's backyard. A worn banner hanging from a street pole has a very deliberately vague resemblance to the Captain.

The shop was closed when we were there, and nobody even noticed we had been sitting on the park bench placed at the back of the building, pondering the imaginary future.

[Ryan Miller, 06/10/2013]

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Statue Of Liberty, Mount Pleasant, IA - 36 mi.

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