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Corning, Iowa: Johnny Carson Birthplace

Heeeere's Johnny Carson's birthplace! reads the sign out front. See the tiny room in the tiny house where he was born in 1925. Restored and opened as an attraction in 2014.

500 13th St., Corning, IA
From Hwy 148 turn west onto 13th St. Drive two blocks. The house is on the northwest corner of 13th St. and Davis Ave.
Summer Sa 10-2; otherwise by appt. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $7.
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Johnny Carson's birthplace in Corning has been restored to what it looked like when he lived in the home.

[George Hoerman, 08/11/2016]

Johnny "King of Late Night" Carson was born Oct. 23, 1925. His dilapidated birthplace was bought for a mere $17,000 in 2005, then retro-restored to its 1920s appearance and opened as an attraction in 2014. A TV set in the living plays a loop of Johnny on The Tonight Show. The only item in the house actually touched by Johnny is a signed copy of his book, "Happiness is a Dry Martini." Sept 2018: Photo added.

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