With over 2,000 items, the Oz Museum, in Wamego Kansas, boasts one of the largest private collections of Oz collectables and memorabilia in the world, and in 2021 earned a spot on USA Today’s “Best Pop Culture Museum List.” Their collection includes 1st edition books by L Frank Baum, hand prints from some of the original munchkins, and more Oz related items than you can see in a day.
Let’s Take a look inside the Oz Museum Wamego Kansas!
top 10 items inside the museum
1-Munchkin jacket from the 1939 MGM film
2-Flying Monkey miniatures, used in the movie the Wizard of Oz
3-First Edition of the 1900 “Wonderful Wizard of Oz” book
4-Woozy Doll, made by L. Frank Baum
5-Original MGM 1939 movie production notes
6-Stage props from the Broadway Musical “Wicked”
7-Death certificate signed by the original Munchkin Coroner
8-Yellow brick from Baum’s military grade school
9-Gloves of Munchkin Nita Krebs
10-Lullaby League’er Olga’s Vaudeville travel kit & Costume
(above info taken from the “Welcome to Oz Brochure”)
Find your favorite Wizard of Oz characters at the Oz Museum:
Dorothy Gale, The Tin Man, The Scarecrow, and The Cowardly Lion
Glinda the Good Witch, Munchkin Mayor, Winkie Guard, What’s left of the Wicked Witch of the West
Take a little walk through the haunted forest:
The Haunted Forrest: The Wicked Witch and a Flying Monkey
Books…and more books!
You’ll find a variety of memorabilia at the Oz Museum:
Ode to Dorothy Gale
signs, posters, and artwork:
Have a little fun with props and the characters:
There exterior of the building boats some really beautiful artwork:
See all of this a the Oz museum and much much more!
Make sure you test out the Tornado Machine in the gift shop before you leave! and don’t forget to visit Wamego’s Oztober Fest in the fall, a celebration of all things Wizard of OZ! see you there!
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