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Future Birthplace of James T. Kirk

Hwy 22, Riverside, IA
+1 319-648-2226
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SF Whimsy. Speculative Americana! Visit this.

you like SF whimsy, the weird and wonderful, and want to see some cool SF Americana, GO HERE. IT's... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
dilan52
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Ghent, Belgium
Glad we stopped

It is not always easy to review a place that marks the birth of someone who has not been born yet... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Duendeky
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Bargersville, Indiana
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good30%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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“star trek” (31 reviews)
“small town” (10 reviews)
“fun stop” (4 reviews)
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Hwy 22, Riverside, IA
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+1 319-648-2226
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"small town"
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"fun stop"
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"the main street"
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"yellow house"
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"uss enterprise"
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"worth a stop"
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"marker"
in 12 reviews
"banner"
in 6 reviews
"fest"
in 7 reviews
"birthplace"
in 28 reviews
"fans"
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"backyard"
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"museum"
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"starship"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

you like SF whimsy, the weird and wonderful, and want to see some cool SF Americana, GO HERE. IT's charming, fun, and worth it (easy trip/side trip from Iowa City). Sit in the Control booth, see the memorabilia, buy Spock stamps or water bottle that...More

Thank dilan52
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is not always easy to review a place that marks the birth of someone who has not been born yet but we took a a few moments and stopped by Captain James T Kirk's future birthplace so that we would know where it would...More

Thank Duendeky
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking for odd or unusual places to visit on our way from the midwest to WA state. This wasn't too far out of the way, so we stopped. There are posters with photos of the crew members on the street lamps letting you...More

Thank Helen711
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Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

We were headed east on I-80, when I stumbled on this excellent stop along our trip. The town is charming, and the birthplace is a hoot. (Gardeners, notice Hostas 'captain kirk' and 'vulcan' near the market.) We spent a few minutes by the birthplace too...More

Thank Kristine F
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

I have always said that if I went to Iowa I would go to see the future birthplace of Captain James T. Kirk of the USS Enterprise. This place it small, but completely worth the stop. The museum was a fun stop, then we went...More

Thank Rachel V
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Small town with new things happening!! They told me that by Trek Fest the last weekend of June 2018, the lifesize bronze statue of Capt. Kirk will be installed in the park right across the street from the museum!! How exciting !!

1  Thank Kathryn W
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Reviewed 19 December 2017

So who in the world comes up with an entire town that will be on the map a couple hundred years from now? Very innovative! I particularly liked the story about the apple tree that little James would one day eat from. So funny! The...More

Thank NKyAdventurer
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

The marker itself is a little hard to find, it is literally in a lot behind a yellow house back off the street. Look for a small sign pointing out it's location. It is a great place for a photo op, but little else to...More

Thank dabigredbear
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

This is for the marker and not the museum, which is a separate location. This is a little tough to find--you need to find the street banner with a picture of Kirk that has "Birthplace" and an arrow underneath it, as the site is behind...More

Thank kgilbert78
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Reviewed 24 July 2017

I read about this place online, and being a Star Trek fan, I had to stop since I was driving right past Riverside. Some time ago, someone in Riverside got Gene Roddenberry, Star Trek's creator who had for a long time said that James T....More

Thank Scott D
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