Directions

1-70 Exit 328 at Hwy 99 turn
Right at the first stop light.

At Hwys 24 & 99 intersection go
South to stop light, turn left.

Contact Info

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 84
Wamego, KS 66547

785-456-2040
wamegomuseum@wamego.net

Membership

Membership information is available here. Send the completed form along with membership amount to the address on the form.

Helpful Links

While visiting the Wamego area you might find these links helpful:

Columbian Theatre
Oz Museum
Pottawatomie Economic Development Corporation
Visit Wamego

Events

The Tulip Festival is held the third weekend of April. Every spring the Wamego City Park, as well as other green areas and many home gardens throughout town, come alive with the vibrant colors of thousands of tulips.

JD water cooled churnThis event brings more than 150 craft vendors! There are also many food vendors. One of the more popular places to eat is at the Wamego Historical Society's ice cream social that includes homemade ice cream and cake!

July 4th celebration. Experience the biggest and best 4th of July celebration in the state at Wamego’s celebration. The celebration includes the largest and longest running Independence Day parade in the state and the largest and most intense fire works display in the Midwest.

JD water cooled churnThe town swells to more than double its normal size during the multi-day celebration, which includes a parade, a carnival, and antique tractor and car shows. The party is capped off with one of the state’s largest fireworks displays beginning at dark on the Fourth. Wamego Historical Society's ice cream social is a favorite place to stop and enjoy homemade ice cream and cake.

OZtoberFest is the first weekend of October. The Wamego Historical Society has German kraut and brats for sale in addition to their popular homemade ice cream, German potato salad, beans, chips, cookies and brownies. The Wamego Historical Society will have food items for sale at 519 1/2 Lincoln at the Masonic Hall from 11am - 5pm on Saturday and noon to 5pm on Sunday.

The Road to Oz (otherwise known as Highway 99 and Lincoln Avenue) closes down to celebrate one of America’s best known fairy tales – The Wizard of Oz. OZtoberFest festivities include kids’ inflatable play area, a farmer’s market, Yellow Brick Road Ride, food and craft vendors and activities for the entire family. A special stage production of The Wizard of Oz is performed at the Columbian Theatre, which often features cameo appearances by some of the original Munchkins. Other special guests, who are available at book signings and autograph sessions, are relatives of L. Frank Baum and Judy Garland.