John Wayne Birthplace Home and Museum


The swaggering hero of countless Western films and perhaps the most durable icon Hollywood ever produced, John Wayne was born Marion Robert Morrison in the town of Winterset in 1907. See the modest four-room house where "the Duke" spent his earliest years. It’s been faithfully restored to its original appearance but for the collection of Hollywood memorabilia it holds: props and clothing from several movies; hundreds of rare photographs; and correspondence from such stars as Lucille Ball, Gene Autry, George Burns, Ronald Reagan, and many more.


216 S Second Street
Winterset, IA 50273


41.33320100, -94.01242200
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(515) 462-1044

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