• Angie Kunze

All things Oz...The Oz Museum, Wamego Kansas

Updated: Jun 4


With over 2,000 items, the Oz Museum, in Wamego Kansas, boasts one of the largest private collections of Oz 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.


The Oz Museum Wamego Kansas
The beautiful exterior of the Oz Museum.



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")



You'll see all of your favorite characters at the Oz Museum:


Wizard of Oz Characters at the Oz Museum in Wamego Kansas, Dorothy Gale, The Tin Man, The Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion
Dorothy Gale, The Tin Man, The Scarecrow, and The Cowardly Lion

Characters from the Wizard of Oz at the Oz Museum in Wamego Kansas Glinda the Good Witch, Munchkin Mayor, Winkie Guard, What's left of the Wicked Witch of the West
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:


Wizard of Oz Characters at the Oz Museum in Wamego Kansas, the Wicked Witch and a flying monkey in the haunted forest
The Haunted Forrest: The Wicked Witch and a Flying Monkey

Books...and more books!


Wizard of Oz book collection at the Oz Museum in Wamego Kansas



You'll find a variety of memorabilia at the Oz Museum:



Dorothy Gale, Judy Garland Memorabilia at the Wizard of Oz Museum in Wamego Kansas
Ode to Dorothy Gale

Wizard of Oz memorabilia at the Oz Museum in Wamego Kansas




signs, posters, and artwork:












Ruby Red Slippers stained glass, Oz Museum, Wamego Kansas




Have a little fun with props and the characters:



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Angie Kunze, travel blogger, creative photographer, toto, we're not in kansas anymore.



There exterior of the building boats some really beautiful artwork:

Artwork Exterior of the Oz Museum in Wamego Kansas. "The Great and Powerful Oz."


Artwork exterior of the Oz Museum, Wamego Kansas "Tin Man Chopping down a tree, The Cowardly Lion having a cry"

Artwork from the exterior of the Oz Museum, Wamego Kansas. "Scarecrow"

Artwork from the exterior of the Oz Museum, Wamego Kansas. The Wizard of Oz "Dorothy, Tin Man, The Cowardly Lion, and Toto in a poppy field."

artwork from the exterior of the Oz Museum, Wamego Kansas. "blown away by the tornado."

The Exterior of the Oz Museum, Wamego Kansas


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!


More things to see and do in Wamego:

(click on the links to be redirected)


I'm off to see the Wizard, in Wamego Kansas, because sometimes, there really is no place like home!

photos from Wamego Kansas


Wamego City Park, Wamego Kansas

photos from Wamego City Park


also of interested in the area:


Home on the Range in Kansas, at Plumlee Buffalo Ranch

photos from Plumlee Ranch


Fancy Creek Hiking Trail, Randolph Kansas

photo from Fancy Creek Trail


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Angie Kunze, Creative Photographer, Travel Blogger, Toto, We're Not in Kansas Anymore

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