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Wamego - The OZ Museum

511 Lincoln

What words could be more appropriate when describing the dream of a small community that literally built a museum out of a rainbow's notion? It took the brains of a small group of leaders, the heart for what L. Frank Baum began in 1900 as a simple children's book and the courage to take on the task of constructing a home for over 2,000 artifacts dating from 1900 to today.

The OZ museum was built with a major grant from the State of Kansas and the generosity of the people of this small community, who also provided thousands of hours of volunteer time. The museum houses more than just memorabilia from the famous 1939 MGM musical starring Judy Garland! It encompasses earlier silent films, one of which starred none other than Oliver Hardy (Laurel and Hardy fame) as the Tin Man as well as "The Wiz" starring Diana Ross and Michael Jackson.

The OZ Museum offers everything imaginable from the earliest Baum books and OZ Parker Brothers board games to today's collectibles that can be purchased in Auntie Em's Gift Shop.

The OZ Museum is dedicated to ALL things OZ. It is a treasure trove of delight and wonder and thrills visitors young and "young at heart."


Gene Steinbacher

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
I was surprised. The museum was much more interesting than I expected. While some of the items were more for decoration they had some really neat historical items there. It is a place your kids would enjoy also. If you are in the area this is a place for your whole family to enjoy.

Steven Micklewright

Saturday, April 7, 2018
Great fun for everyone! Lots of interesting items to see and lots of information to read up on. Good behind the scenes trivia featured as well. Worth a visit without a doubt.

Jessica Manton

Sunday, March 25, 2018
staff was amazing very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Museum is great for any oz fan. Reasonable prices and great selection in the store as well!!

Erica R

Friday, March 16, 2018
Great memorial to a memorable movie. Cute gift shop out front has a penny press machine. There are books and all kinds of Oz themed knick nacks. If you get there early enough in the day, you will have time to watch the mini movie they have playing in the museum area. I loved the air balloon display that you can take a picture in! Enjoy it!

Cheryl Bunk

Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018
It was something my family and I enjoyed as small children. For years we watched it in black and white and it was like magic the first time we saw it in color. Being there brought back wonderful memories.

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