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Trip List by LAWoman22

Following the footststeps of John Wayne

Mar 28, 2006  Daughter of John Wayne's No. 1 fan.
2.5 of 5 stars based on 5 votes

My dad, the ultimate John Wayne fan despite never having watched any of his movies in English since he is German, sent his family on a chase to follow in the footsteps of 'The Duke'. After a day or so, I almost enjoyed it.

  • Explore locations featured in this Trip List: San Antonio, Tombstone, Los Angeles, Newport Beach, Santa Ana
  • Category: Recent trip
  • Appeals to: Singles, Families with teenagers, Large groups, Students, Budget travelers, Active/adventure, Tourists
  • Seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
  • 1. The Alamo
    The Alamo, San Antonio, Texas

    Certainly worthwhile visiting as part of Amercian history; we, however, went because this 'incident' led to one of John Wayne's most famous movies.

  • 2. The re-built Alamo, also known as Alamo Village in Bracketville, Texas

    A full scale replica of the original Alamo compound, it is now used as a set for other westerns and movies.

  • 3. The John Wayne Museum in Tombstone
    Tombstone, Arizona

    A small building that was closed the day we were there.

  • 4. John Wayne's Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
    Hollywood Walk of Fame, Los Angeles, California

    A little difficult to find, it only took us 6 hours. Shamefully, this star's star is NOT directly located on Hollywood Blvd. but on a side street.

  • 5. John Wayne's Hand/Footprints at Mann's Chinese Theatre
    TCL Chinese Theatres, Los Angeles, California

    A touching moment for all of us. Thankfully, not as difficult to locate as the star on the Walk of Fame.

  • 6. John Wayne's Grave, Pacific View Memorial Park, Newport Beach
    Newport Beach

    John Wayne is buried on a slope called "Bayview Terrace". Cemetary officials don't support this kind of 'sightseeing' so you'll be pretty much on your own. He has a nice headstone, though.

  • 7. John Wayne Airport
    Santa Ana

    Certainly the low-light of this trip since it has nothing to do with John Wayne himself other than the statue inside the main terminal.

  • 8. John Wayne Statue on Wilshire Boulevard
    Los Angeles, California

    John Wayne riding a horse in front of the Greater Western Bank on 8484 Wilshire Blvd. No parking and a father who forces his daughter to cross 6 lanes of rush-hour traffic to take a picture.