Corning, Iowa: Johnny Carson Birthplace

Heeeere's Johnny's birthplace! See the tiny room in the tiny house where he was born in 1925. Restored and opened as an attraction in 2014.
Address:
500 13th St., Corning, IA
Directions:
From Hwy 148 turn west onto 13th St. Drive two blocks. The house is on the northwest corner of 13th St. and Davis Ave.
Hours:
Summer Sa 10-2; otherwise by appt. (Call to verify)
Phone:
641-322-3212
Admission:
Adults $7.
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Johnny Carson Birthplace

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."

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