Plan a Trip to the Place Where Childhood Memories Come to Life.
If you’re a fan of The Wizard of Oz, you’ll get your thrills in Wamego, KS! As you already know, Wamego’s very own OZ Museum houses the largest collection of privately owned memorabilia in the world, but the OZ experiences don’t stop there. An outsider would suggest that the small town of less than 4,605 people, has a common theme – The Wizard of Oz, making Wamego an Oz lovers paradise. Below is a list of the Oz themed places to visit if you’re ever in the area.
# 1 - The OZ Museum
Home to exclusive exhibits featuring over 2,000 rare artifacts dating from 1900 to present day, this museum is full of exciting pieces that were in the original 1939 movie, and so much more. Take a guided tour through the museum or self-guide your way through various exhibits where you’ll find historical facts about the movie, actors, Oz memorabilia and more. When you’re done walking in Kansas, down the yellow brick road, and through the haunted forest, visit the gift shop - your one stop shop for all things OZ. The store sells a wide variety of items including clothing items, jewelry, snow globes, board games, books, movies, home décor, etc.
Located at 511 Lincoln, Wamego, KS 66547
# 2 - The Oz Winery
Enjoy an afternoon of wine tasting at one of the local’s favorite spots - the Oz Winery! Home to award winning wines, such as Squished Witch, Emerald City Lights and Auntie Em's Prairie Rose. Various types of wines are offered: reds, whites, blush, dessert, sparkling and limited editions. There is something for everyone (who is 21+ of course) at this charming little spot in Wamego. But wine is not all that this place has to offer. They sell Kansas made jams, Sweet Granada Chocolate, imported cheeses, fine cigars, gift baskets, souvenirs and much more. Stop in, taste-test, and grab a bottle to take home, because as the saying goes – Home is where the wine is!
Located at 417 Lincoln, Wamego, KS 66547
# 3 – Toto’s Tacoz
Fill up at a community favorite - Toto’s Tacoz. This Wizard of Oz decorated eatery serves up Fresh-Mex fare with renowned taste. Here you will find your new favorites such as the Yellow Brick Burrito, Uncle Henry’s Nachos, Munchkin Tacoz, and many other food options you’re sure to crave as soon as you leave. You can’t go wrong having a meal with Toto!
Located at 515 Lincoln Ave, Wamego, KS 66547
The small town of Wamego, Kansas offers many more tourist attractions. Here you will find the Columbian Theatre, Schonhoff Dutch Mill, the birth place of Walter P. Chrysler, the Oregon Trail Nature Park, vineyard tours, Mount Mitchel, and many more must-see places.
So if you haven’t already been, what are you waiting for? Plan your trip to Wamego now! Oh the places you will go . . . www.visitwamego.com
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