Wamego Things to Do
This was a fun, impromptu stop on our recent trip. We stopped at a rest center on the toll road, and there were advertisements for the Oz Museum. I thought - OH MY GOODNESS! We ARE in Kansas - we HAVE to go to the Oz Museum!! There is a lot of memorabilia here - first edition books, Oz books in different languages, handprints of the Munchkins...more
In its early days this theater hosted drama, vaudeville, masques, balls, concerts, and a variety of community events. At the close of the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, Wamego banker J.C. Rogers purchased a number of valuable paintings and artifacts to be displayed in his theater. The Columbian remained open until 1950, and eventually the ground floor...more
This mill is a familiar site on Kansas travel literature. Wamego's old Dutch Mill was built by John Schonhoff, an immigrant from Holland, in 1879, in a style reminiscent of his home country. One catch - business was poor because most of the land in the area was better suited for raising cattle than grain crops. He went out of business after about...more
1300 Lilac Street, 2 Blocks West Of Hwy 99 On Hwy 24, Wamego, Kansas, 66547, United States
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The Friendship House: We REALLY wanted to eat here!
We had been referred to this little restaurant by a local, and found it to be a neat setting, and the food looked wonderful, but it was Sidewalk Sale Day in Wamego and the place was packed. We just did not have time in our schedule to stick around.
We did find another place on Lincoln (the main street) that was quite satisfactory and inexpensive. It was called The Friendly Cooker or something like that.
Favorite Dish: One of the specials of the day was bierocks, one of my all-time favorite foods. My mother learned to bake them while she was teaching school in a small German immigrant community. They are so simple - ground beef, chopped cabbage and onion baked into a bread roll - but so tasty.Related to:
- Food and Dining
On occasions while traveling through Spain's central plateau, I thought the terrain and weather resembled parts of my Kansas homeland, and wondered if wine grapes might ever be a cash crop there. In the past twenty or so years, wine has indeed become a sunflower state product.One of those wineries is located in Wamego, and in keeping with the local...more
Wamego Local Customs
"Every spring the Wamego City Park, downtown, and many home gardens throughout town come alive with the vibrant colors of thousands of tulips. Many of the bulbs for these bright, early spring flowers came from Holland and are the backdrop for this April festival." - Wamego Chamber of Commerce.
Features over 150 craft vendors, free entertainment at the bandstand, and lots of activities for kids.