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Wamego 2

It was so much fun spending a couple days in Wamego, KS.  The weather was cool and being in a small town you weren’t too far from an adventure.

Follow the Yellow Brick Road

The Oz Museum certainly exceeded my expectations!  Lots of props from the movie, life sized characters and even a theatre where you can watch the movie.  Dorothy’s ruby slippers were on display though they weren’t the “real” ones. There were so may artifacts that it would take a day to see it all, (and of course I didn’t have my glasses to be able to read)!   Admission was only $10.00.  Pet friendly, they will babysit your larger dog, but you are able to carry your small pup through the museum.

There are flying monkeys on the building!  I was terrified of those things.

Be sure to eat at Toto’s TacOz!   My choice was the Guaco Taco.  The best black beans!, lettuce, pico de gallo, guacamole stuffed in a crispy shell and soft flour tortilla.  Making me hungry!  They also had Emerald City Street Tacos, and the Yellow Brick Burrito.

This mural was on the wall along the Yellow Brick Road.  I loved the saying!!

We’re ready for another road trip around Kansas, but this is one small town that we definitely will be returning to soon.

Wamego, KS

There are so many little towns in Kansas that are often overlooked as people hurry to get somewhere else.  When I bought my little RV, I had in mind to explore some of these towns.  Wylie and I had been going to the lakes and hiking, but they are getting busier and it’s getting too warm for this old lady and her pup to be out hiking.  Our first stop on our Travel Kansas Tour is…..

Wamego, named for a Potawatomi Native American chief, platted in 1866.

Kansas River at Wamego

Calvin’s RV Camping was a nice shady, quiet rv park.  The owners are so nice!  Our rv is the little black and grey one.  Just the perfect size to drive around and so comfortable for camping.  All the modern conveniences!  We can’t wait to go back!

Our first stop was the park to see the Dutch Mill.  Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  Built in the 1870’s north of Wamego, it was used to grind grain until the late 1880’s.  Most of the mills in Kansas were powered by water, the Dutch Mill was powered by wind.  In 1924, the mill was dismantled.  Each stone was numbered and moved by horse-drawn wagons to the city park, where it was reassembled.  The mill is no longer powered by the wind, but has been converted to electricity.

The city park also houses the Wamego Museum and other historical buildings and a little train that runs on a track throughout the park.  In the spring of each year they host a tulip festival.  That would be a beautiful sight!

Toto in Wamego

Numerous places around town you will see artwork from Kansas artist featuring Toto, from the Wizard of Oz.  There are 15 Totos, we have more to photograph, but here is a start.  Thanks Wylie for being so patient with me and posing for so many photos!!

Maggie, the Service Dog by Rhonda Kesner

Patriotic Toto, by Jamie Lynn

Wamegoscape II, by Christina Klein

 

“Toto”lly Gingham, by Kellie Dillinger

The Lollipop Guild, by Jamie Lynn

Emerald City Toto, by Joyce Abernathy

We aren’t done with our tour of Wamego.  It will be about:

Lions and Tigers and Bears OH MY