Discover Liberal, Kansas
Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Dorothy’s official hometown of Liberal, Kansas, where you can become a part of the “Wizard of Oz” story.
Skip with your Dorothy tour guide as you visit her home, a farmhouse built in 1907, carefully restored and furnished to replicate the house shown in the movie, reproducing the warmth of the farm where Dorothy realized, “There’s no place like home.” Then fly into the Land of Oz, 5,000 square feet of good and bad witches, Munchkins, talking trees, winged monkeys, and of course, Dorothy, the Scarecrow, Tin Man, Cowardly Lion and Toto, too.
History buffs will also get a chance to tour Coronado Museum, where the history of Seward County comes alive with displays dating back to Coronado’s travels.
Try your hand at being a pilot at the Mid-America Air Museum — not only one of the largest general aviation museums in Kansas, but one of the biggest in the nation. Aircraft, flight simulators, hands on exhibits and educational videos make this a great place to spend hours learning about all aspects of flight. Dwight Eisenhower’s Air Force One, a Beech Starship, LTV A-70 Corsair II and a 1937 Rearwin Sportster 7000 are just a few of the over 100 aircraft you will see. Liberal is a great place to visit anytime, but if you come on Fat or Shrove Tuesday you are in for a treat as you can watch the International Pancake Race. This friendly competition with Olney, England, brings the USA and the United Kingdom together in a symbol of peace and unity. A tradition since 1950, the women of Liberal and Olney square off in a fun, fast-paced race to the finish line carrying skillets complete with pancakes inside…
For more information go to VisitLiberal.com or call 1-800-Liberal.