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.
The Beaumont Hotel is located in Beaumont, KS in Butler County, KS. The hotel was built in 1879 as a railroad hotel. Across the street from the hotel is a wooden 1885 Frisco water tower, once used to service steam locomotives, one of the last remaining water tower of its kind in the US. In the 1940’s business men would land their planes on Main Street to check their cattle. The hotel purchased some land on the east side of town in 1953 and put in a grass landing strip. Pilots now taxi up Main Street to park at the bent prop parking lot. Cars must yield to aircraft!
This is a day trip that I will take again. It was such a cloudy, foggy, drizzly day. Just south of Beaumont is the Elk River Wind Project. There are 150 windmills situated on 8,000 acres. I couldn’t see any of them.
I think I will take another road!!!
A couple of wild horses along the road between Rosalia and Cassoday. There is a herd of 2000 wild horses just to the south of Cassoday.
Matfield Station, Matfield Green, KS is a former railroad bunkhouse that has been converted into a lodge.
Cottonwood Falls, KS
Cottonwood Falls and Strong City, KS are only seperated by a couple of miles. When you are in this area you have to stop at the Ad Astra restaurant. Such a great place!!!!