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Riverside, Iowa

Captain James T. Kirk Future Birthplace

A place of great reverence for Trekkies everywhere, a hero's future birthplace. 

Just behind a small house, in a private courtyard, we can admire the future birthplace of James Tiberius Kirk, captain of the Star Trek series’ Enterprise spaceship.

A stone tells us that the Federation of Planets hero will be born there in 2228. In the meantime, packs of Trek lovers and various nerds meet there at the annual Trek Fest in the Iowa countryside. On those days you can meet people dressed in space uniform alongside with the 1800-styled Amish who ride horses and don’t use electricity – the past and future meeting together.