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Glenn Miller Birthplace

P.O. Box 61, Clarinda, IA 51632
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Ranked #3 of 3 Attractions in Clarinda
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks
Owner description: The boyhood home of Glenn Miller has been restored and opened to the public.
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Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks
Tue - Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Owner description: The boyhood home of Glenn Miller has been restored and opened to the public.

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Clarinda, Iowa
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The Glenn Miller Birthplace Society museum is a fine small museum honoring an outstanding American and band leader. Definitely take time to see this if you are in southwest Iowa. There is a small fee to enter unless you are a member of GMBS, then it's free.

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Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

The Glen Miller Museum and House are in the pretty town of Clarinda, Iowa, and both are worth taking the time to visit. The Birthplace house is in front of a museum devoted to Glen Miller, the exhibition space is new and fresh and has been well designed to engage the visitor in ''The Glen Miller Story''. It's irrelevant whether... More 

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Rosebud, Australia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
10 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

The small town of Clarinda is a gorgeous little place, the kind I call a "Jimmy Stewart Town" because it is like an old Jimmy Stewart movie setting. This was very fitting considering Jimmy Stewart played Glenn Miller in the bio movie. So we really enjoyed this museum and tribute to the great band leader. A lot of care and... More 

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
25 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

The museum is very new and has some exhibits on the life and times of big band leader Glenn Miller. The house was in good shape and the person giving the tour did a great job of answering questions and sharing stories. Well worth a visit.

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135 reviews 135 reviews
55 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

As you drive through rolling hills in southwest Iowa, you feel the cares of the 21st century fall away the farther you travel from I29. So by the time you arrive in the well-kept hamlet of Clarinda, it is easy to imagine a young Glen Miller playing with friends near the 2-storey, clapboard, family home. Although the museum is small,... More 

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Jabbeke, Belgium
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194 reviews 194 reviews
136 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

We visited the Glenn Miller Birthplace Museum and Home on June 14th during the Glenn Miller Festival. We did not have to pay an admission. I do not know if this is because of the festival. Their website mention an admission. In front of the museum are their parking spaces. The museum is not yet ready. They are still in... More 

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