- DES MOINES ART CENTER
4700 Grand Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50312-2099
See an outstanding 19th and 20th century art collection
housed in an award-winning structure designed by
renowned architects Saarinen, Meier and Pei. Innovative
exhibitions and education programs. Musical
entertainment, the first Friday of every month. Museum
shop on site; restaurant offers delightful selections.
- THE BIRTHPLACE OF JOHN WAYNE
216 South Second Street
Winterset, Iowa 50273
Step back in time and picture the life of a young midwestern boy and his family near the turn of the
century. This modest four-room home has been restored to reflect its appearance in 1907, the year
of the Duke's birth. An impressive collection of John Wayne memorabilia includes unique items such
as the eyepatch worn in the movie True Grit, a hat worn in Rio Lobo, and a prop suitcase used in
the film Stagecoach. Hundreds of rare photographs of the Duke are on display as well as letters
from Lucille Ball, Gene Autry, Maureen O'Hara, Jimmy Stewart, Kirk Douglas, Bob Hope, Ronald
Reagan and George Burns.