The Fourth of July is a time to celebrate our nation. And what’s more American than cowboy John Wayne? Yes, barbecues and firework shows are important but no Independence Day is complete without the Duke. Luckily, all you dedicated Duke fans can celebrate with him via the John Wayne: An American Experience museum. The 10,000 square foot exhibit offers fans the chance to tour the life of John Wayne. Each room in the exhibit focuses on a different stage of the Duke’s life beginning with his early childhood all the way through the final days of his career.
This year, the exhibit will be open on July 4th from 9am to 6pm. So, saddle up, pilgrim and get ready for a Duke filled Fourth of July! The exhibit shared all the info you need via Instagram. Along with a photo of the museum decorated with red, white, and blue balloons, they wrote, “Spend the 4th of July in the Stockyards! John Wayne: An American Experience will be open on the 4th from 9am – 6pm. Tickets are at the link in our Instagram Bio!”
Others Ways To Bring John Wayne To Your Fourth Of July Celebrations
If a trip to Fort Worth, Texas isn’t quite in the budget, you can still find ways to incorporate the Duke into your Fourth of July plans. We’ve got a few ideas to help you get started.
Watch INSP’s Duke Days Of Summer
INSP is hosting Duke Days of Summer. Every weekend in July you can catch a John Wayne movie. The channel even offers special contests throughout the month. For a full list of where you can stream INSP, click here.
Host Your Own John Wayne Movie Night
All you loyal John Wayne fans know that there are countless movies to choose from when hosting your own Duke-themed movie night. And we’re sure you have your favorites. So, pick one (or a few) movies to screen with your family. And if you’re having trouble choosing, check out this 14-movie collection. Then incorporate your pre-existing BBQ plans into the mix by turning your burgers or steak into a cowboy dinner. Just add baked beans and some cornbread to the plate and you’ve got yourself a meal fit for the ultimate cowboy.
Visit Your Local Fair
Summer is the time for endless county fairs. And we all know John Wayne would be right in the heart of the rodeo action at the fairs. So, channel your inner Duke while supporting your community and check out your local fair. Plus, you get the chance to break out your cowboy boots and hat!