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Hobo Museum

51 Main Street South

About Us:

The Museum started in the 1980's with a box of artifacts. The reality of a hobo museum took hold when the Chief Theatre was purchased by the Hobo Foundation with money willed to them from an unknown hobo. Collections have come from all over the world. Books written by hobos, Music recorded by hobos crafts created by hobos are all available at the Hobo Museum.  Recently classes from Iowa State University came in and  renovated both the building and exhibits..


Tyler Swenson

Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018
Very easy to follow around and interesting history in the Hobo and hobo lifestyle. Would recommend a visit.

Diane Clark

Thursday, June 14, 2018
Very interesting and fascinating place to visit!

Linda Hughes

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Being the curator of the Hobo Museum, it is one museum that you will want to visit. Filled with hobo history with a twist of railroad and Britt.

Amy Snyder

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
I was very impressed and learned a lot of things about hobos. Puts them in a whole new light. Kudos to Britt for putting that museum together.

Sonya Jones

Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017
It was a great visit really nice

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