Sunflower Summer

Sunflower Summer is a program of Kansas Tourism for Kansas residents May 25 - August 11, 2024.

This is a great way to explore our state with free admission to various museums, zoos, historical attractions, and nature centers. Have even more fun by participating in the Manhattan Passport for prizes!

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Our neighbor to the east, Wamego is located along the banks of the Kansas River. For additional information, contact Visit Wamego

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Columbian Theatre Museum & Art Center 

Columbian Theatre Museum and Art Center is a renovated 19th century opera house which exhibits six rare paintings and other artifacts from the 1893 Chicago’s World Fair. Discover one of the best-kept secrets in Kansas. This 19th century opera house is home to six rare murals from the 1893 World’s Fair. A combo tour with the Oz Museum is available. The Columbian offers special exhibits on the main floor gallery and performing arts series in the theater. Call for hours of operation, 800-899-1893.

Dutch Mill 

The Dutch Mill, Kansas’ only operating stone mill, is the central figure of the museum complex in Wamego’s 13.6-acre city park, which is framed with a beautiful one-acre pond. 

Dutch Mill

Visit the Wamego Historical Society and Museum's website.

Oz Museum

Visit the largest private collection of Wizard of Oz artifacts. More than 2,000 items are on display including the first book published in 1900 and props used in the Broadway show "Wicked." Watch the 1939 MGM film in the museum's state-of-the-art theater, provided by Audio Junction. A combo tour with the Columbian Theatre gives visitors a unique history of the Chicago World's Fair, which inspired Baum's Emerald City.

Visit the Oz Museum's website.

Friendship House

Enjoy the homemade tastes of this Dutch Mill bakery and restaurant. The flour used in all the baking is ground in Wamego at the Dutch Mill across the street in the park. Cookies and pastries are always available. Soups and sandwiches at lunch and dinner are available by special arrangement.

Visit the Friendship House's website.