When I first told everyone that I would be moving to Kansas, the reaction I received from person after person was pretty much the same. Comments such as “Make sure you find a place with a basement” and “You’ll be like Dorothy, from the Wizard of Oz” were frequently spoken. Not that I could blame anyone for saying this. Even I didn’t know much about Kansas besides tornados, The Wizard of Oz, windmills, and sunflowers. It seemed all too perfect when I discovered the Oz museum located in Wamego. I knew this would be the very first place I would visit after the move. Why not embrace the jokes and comments and celebrate the cliché. So off to the Oz museum I went shortly after the move. This little museum displayed fantastic movie memorabilia and a nice gift shop for all of your Wizard of Oz needs. Here are a few pictures from my visit, but I suggest if you ever have the chance to stop in and see it for yourself. Even though I have only been in Kansas now for a couple of weeks, I can say already there is so much more to this state than what I had originally thought. In fact there are so many places I want to visit and photograph, I can hardly wait to share these experiences with you. Until then, please enjoy these pictures from the Oz museum and Oz winery. We are definitely in Kansas now!
For more information about the Oz Museum, please check out their website at: ozmuseum.com
Just down the street from the Oz Museum sits the Oz Winery. Of course I had to stop for a quick tasting. I was pleasantly surprised with this little winery. They had quite the selection of wines with names such as; Oil Can, O.E.O, and (my favorite title) Squished Witch. Unfortunately they did not have any white wines available when I was there, however the red wines were fun to try too. I guess I will just have to make another trip sometime to try their whites. The Oz Winery was very cute! Here are some of the pictures from my visit.
For more information about the Oz Winery, check out their website at: ozwinerykansas.com