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Future Birthplace of James T. Kirk

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Address: Hwy 22, Riverside, IA
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We Boldly Went ....and Will Return in 2228

Yes, it's a bit of a joke, but it was a fun thing to do. Afterall, it's hard to be serious about something that hasn't happened yet. In any case, a cool little stop for Trek fans.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 October 2016
Roy M
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Missouri
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Someone just put a big memorial in their backyard! :) You have to search for it because it's not well marked.

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Thank Karen U
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

What an absurd but kind of genius tourist trap. Can't help but love the audacity of it though! Located behind a beauty salon in a surprisingly pretty and peaceful little grove You should leave a donation, they deserve it!

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Thank Riptor3000
Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Yes, it's a bit of a joke, but it was a fun thing to do. Afterall, it's hard to be serious about something that hasn't happened yet. In any case, a cool little stop for Trek fans.

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Thank Roy M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

As a town it's super small, and the actual "birthplace" is just a sign by the barbershop but it's still pretty great. I'd recommend checking out the history museum!

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Thank Danielle R
East Windsor, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Quaint little town put on the map because of Star Trek. Monument, museum/store, and local bar with a plaque. Go!

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Thank Thomas L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Future bithplace of Captain James T Kirk from Star Trek the original series. The comemorative stone is behind a small salon on the main street of town with a stone pathway. Great for a Trekkie fan.

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Thank Cherye O
Kernersville, North Carolina
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

There is nothing here to see but a sign commemorating the future birthplace of James T. Kirk. The town has little flags on the light posts with pictures of the Star Trek Crew and a scaled down version of the Enterprise parked at the edge of town. If you are a true Trekkie, ok, it's bragging rights. Other than that...... More 

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Thank kateg1414
Houston
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Yes, it's silly, and kitchy, and cheesy, etc., but it's still a lot of fun to stop in these cute little quirky spots in America. This was just adorable fun. The birthplace sign is in the middle of the town behind a little building. There's nobody there, though, so bring your own tripod, selfie stick or whatever if you want... More 

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Thank susanwithagoodbook
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

The tiny town of Riverside, Iowa claims to be the "future birthplace of James T. Kirk" captain of the USS Enterprise in the original Star Trek TV series. They have a small museum and a monument of sorts commemorating this historic event! Finding the monument is just as quirky as the monument itself. It's easy to find directions online. Everything... More 

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Thank Kelly S
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Okay - this was true kitsch, but fun. Any Star Trek fan needs to make this "trek" is they are anywhere near. Unfortunately the museum wasn't open the day we visited, but it looked like it would have been a hoot. The Kirk monument was accessed from between a couple of buildings so it wasn't easy to find. It was... More 

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