Wamego, KS Amanda Aubert

Wamego was founded in 1860

It was named for a Potawatomi Native American Chief

Main Street holds many treasures

The Oz Museum

The Oz Museum

Home to over 2,000 Wizard of Oz artifacts

It encompasses over 100 years of Oz history including many collectible pieces

Oz Winery

If over 21

And you love wine!

The Oz Winery is your place

They feature over 20 wines made on site.

Tours are encouraged

You only have to ask

The Colombian Theatre

The Colombian Theatre

One of the most well known places in Wamego

Map of Chicagos World Fair

The Colombian strarted with the Chicagos World Fair in 1893

Which is also referred to as the 1893 Worlds Colombian Exposition

This inspired a Wamego Banker J.C. Rogers to open The Colombian Theatre

The Theatre has had many ups and downs. And was closed for about 40 years until its recent restoration

In the restoration they fixed up the outside, cleaned all the paintings and they are hung for all to see!

Productions are still performed there

The next one is "A Colombian Family Christmas"

Performances being Dec 2-4,9-11, &16-18, 2016

Wamego is home to many small businesses

My two favorite places to eat are Totos Tacoz and The Friendship House

Totos Tacoz is located on Main Street next to The Oz Museum.

Their menu features many options for people of all shapes and sizes

If you follow the yellow brick road...

Which is between 514 and Vanderbilts on Main Street...

It will take you to...

The Friendship House!

The Friendship House menu is very diverse and has options for all taste buds

It also leads you to the City Park

The City Park is home to the famous Dutch Mill

The Mill adds beauty and elegance to the Park

Prairie Town Village

The buildings included are:

  • A restored one room school house
  • A General Store (moved from Flush to Wamego)
  • The first Pottawatomie County Jail from 1872
  • The Wamego Telephone Exchange Building
  • A Log Cabin
  • The Wamego Museum

The Museum has interesting displays to spike anyone's interest

This includes a Chyrsler Coupe with original tires, paint, and upholstery, and only 31,000 miles.

Another interesting display is keys from Wamegos Ames House Hotel

It also has a full taxidermy buffalo named Abigail. They welcome visitors to touch if they wish.

One last thing I noticed was all the war memorabilia

Old coins from all over the globe

The City Park also has a beautiful pond and fully functional bridge

In nice weather you can see parents and children fishing in the pond, and in cold weather, the park is decorated with beautiful Christmas lights.

Don't Forget to Visit


  • http://www.ozwinerykansas.com/wine-tasting.html
  • http://ozmuseum.com/pages/visit
  • http://www.wamegohistoricalmuseum.org/village.html
  • http://www.columbiantheatre.com/calendar/default.asp
  • https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wamego,_Kansas

For more information about other places in Wamego: Visit Wamego: http://www.visitwamego.com/see-and-do

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