If you are looking for more information about John Wayne or Madison County, Iowa, here’s some of our favorite places to visit:

American Cowboy Magazine
Based out of Boulder, Colorado, American Cowboy is a bold, adventurous publication that portrays the spirit of the West and appeals to the ever-growing number of Western enthusiasts.

The Ben Johnson Cowboy Museum
The Ben Johnson Cowboy Museum welcomes you to Pawhuska, Oklahoma, heart of Osage County and home of the world’s greatest cowboys and cowgirls. 

Central Iowa Tourism
Find out more about the many wonderful attractions, dining, lodging and so much more right here in central Iowa. Be sure to check out the special offers. If you’ll be visiting the John Wayne Birthplace, be sure to make your trip even more fun!
The “Official Un-official” John Wayne message board, this is a long-established, vibrant online community of fans dedicated to the memory of John Wayne. Forum discussions of all aspects of Wayne’s film and life.

Great American Adventures
Offering Old West and Victorian-type adventures on bus tours, steamboats, trains, and horseback.
Founded by iconic Irish actress Maureen O’Hara, this site is dedicated to her vision of sharing Irish culture, heritage, and craftsmanship with people of Irish ancestry and fans of the Irish all over the world.

John Wayne Cancer Institute
Wayne’s eldest son Michael helped form an organization for cancer research and post-doctoral education after John Wayne’s death of stomach cancer in 1979. It is located in Santa Monica, California.

Maureen O’Hara’s Official Website
The only website on the Internet endorsed by Ms. O”Hara “Herself,” the Maureen O’Hara Magazine features a treasure trove of information on one of John Wayne’s most popular leading ladies, including a biography and filmography, awards and honors, career highlights, features on John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara and much more!

National Cowboy Museum
The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City is America’s premiere institution of Western history, art and culture.

The Madison County Chamber of Commerce
Lots of information about other area attractions, such as the covered bridges and The Bridges of Madison County film-related locations such as Roseman Covered Bridge, the Northside Cafe and more. Maps of the county and attractions are available.

The Madison County Historical Society
The Society maintains a complex with 14 original historic buildings located on 18 picturesque acres on the south edge of Winterset, Iowa, including an fascinating and extensive museum. The Society is dedicated to preserving a lasting record of a way of life of the people of Madison County.

The Tombstone Epitaph
The Old West’s most famous newspaper, published since 1880, produces a monthly edition that brings you the history of Tombstone and rich stories and illustrations of the Wild West.

Travel Iowa, the Official Iowa Tourism website
Plenty of information on state-wide attractions and events, recreation, accommodations and much more.

True West Magazine
A publication devoted to preserving the American West. “A bold, at time controversial, voice of American Western history, blending Old West facts with New West lifestyle.

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