Fans of the Wizard of Oz can click their heels together and experience a new museum inspired by author L. Frank Baum’s original series of books.
Located in Cape Canaveral, Florida, the Wizard of Oz Museum spans more than 20,000 square feet of space. Founder, Fred Trust, spent more than 30 years collecting memorabilia from the iconic story and opened the museum to share his private collection with the public.
Trust’s one-of-a-kind collection includes original props and costumes, as well as rare first editions of books, toys, dolls, posters, and collectible figurines. A variety of photo ops are interspersed amongst the museum’s display cases.
In addition to viewing Oz-themed artifacts, visitors can take in an immersive Wizard of Oz show. A series of laser projectors and virtual reality technology project images on the walls and floor, allowing guests to become part of classic scenes from the 1939 show, including being placed in Dorothy’s shoes, experiencing the tornado, venturing along the yellow brick road, and visiting Emerald City.