The charming local attractions and events will entertain both residents and visitors all year round.
Pottawatomie County is an unforgettable place!
The OZ Museum, located in Downtown Wamego, houses over 2,000 artifacts from the famous 1939 film. Inside, the museum is filled with artifacts, books, clothing, and other materials dating back to the early 1800's.
Similar to the OZ Museum, the OZ Winery was created in support of the famous movie: The Wizard of OZ. They have tours and a variety of wines for sale.
The Wamego Historical Museum, is a must see when visiting Wamego's City Park. It is home to a familiar Kansas landmark, the Dutch Mill and Prairie Town Village.
Located in Westmoreland, the Rock Creek Valley Historical Society is a museum that highlights the early years of Westmoreland as historic site to the famous Oregon Trail.
The Onaga Historical Society Museum Complex has several attractions such as the Victory school house, three legged windmill, Union Pacific caboose, and more.
Located within St. Marys, The Indian Pay Station and Museum Complex as well as the St. Mary's Historical society were founded in 1969. This museum is the site of the original “pay station” which was used by the United States Government for payments made to the Potawatomie though a series of treaties. In 1857, the Indian Agency was established and the original building, which still stands, was constructed. Today the museum complex is made up of three buildings which share the history of the movement of the Potawatomie, the St. Mary’s Mission, the early town of St. Marys and artifacts from early days.
The museum is open daily from 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM and at other times by appointment.
The Colombian Theatre, is a historic museum and art center located in Wamego for over 100 years. This recently renovated theatre is an elegant place for the entire community to gather.
Located in Wamego, CATTS Gymnastics & Dance, is home to a growing number of young athletes. They have classes in dance, gymnastics, and cheer.
Bates Dance Studio, located in Manhattan, is focused on helping students learn, develop, and perform current dance skills and techniques.
Studio B Dance, Located in Onaga
Each spring, the City of Wamego comes alive with thousands of visitors for the Tulip Festival. Over 150 art & craft vendors come together at Wamego City Park.
The 4th of July Celebration is the #1 ranked firework show in Kansas. There is a full weekend filled with a parade, carnival, great food vendors, and more.
OZtober Fest is held annual to celebrate one of America's best-known fairy tales - The Wizard of Oz! This event is held in downtown Wamego for a variety of activities including our OZ Costume Contest, Car Show, Munchkinland, OZ Market, Beer Garden, live entertainment, food vendors, children's activities, and more.
The Yellow Brick Road Ride is held for cyclists on the first Saturday of October every year. There are 16 to 50 mile routes that span across beautiful local trails such as the Manhattan's Linear Trail.
Pottawatomie County Fair is a 4 day fair held in Onaga the first week of August each year. The fair has a carnival, games, crafts, food, and 4-H Livestock Exhibits.
Each summer, Kicker Country Stampede is a three day camping and country music festival held at Tuttle Creek Park in Manhattan.
The Flint Hills Shakespeare Festival has been a successful event held on the grounds of St. Mary's College each fall. The goal of this event is to provide patrons with a classical outdoor theater experience.
Olsburg is a small Swedish Community that hosts the Olsburg Fall Festival annually. This festival celebrates local heritage with a parade, rodeo, games and other activities to enjoy.
Wamego Public Library
431 Lincoln Ave
Wamego, KS 66547
10:00AM - 7:00PM
Pottawatomie Wabaunsee Library306 N 5th St
St Marys, KS 66536
8:30AM - 5:00PM
Onaga Branch Library
313 Leonard St
Onaga, KS 66521
Manhattan Public Library
629 Poyntz Ave, Manhattan, KS 66502
9:00AM - 9:00PM