Judy Garland Museum

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    A house museum dedicated to Judy Garland’s life and her legendary role as Dorothy in the movie ‘The Wizard of Oz’. The museum is located in Garland’s childhood home, which reflects her humble beginning as a small-town girl and her path to stardom.
    Discover the star’s life story through personal family items as well as Wizard of Oz memorabilia, including Dorothy’s test dress and the original Carriage once owned by Abraham Lincoln. You can even engrave a message on the Yellow Brick Road.
    While the adults explore the magic of Garland and the iconic movie, the children can enjoy the adjacent Children’s Discovery Museum, featuring hands-on exhibits such as a dinosaur dig, a Mississippi River water table, and the ‘Lions and Tigers and Bears’ Exhibit. The whole family can participate in special events, such as ‘A Rat Pack Dinner’, Judy, Frank, and Dean Special, and the Judy Garland Festival.

    Judy Garland Museum, Grand Rapids MN

    Born Frances Gumm in Grand Rapids, Minnesota in 1922, the world came to know her better as legendary entertainer Judy Garland. The Gumm family moved to California when Judy was just a child, but visitors can tour the Judy Garland Museum in Grand Rapids, especially during the exciting Wizard of Oz Festival each June. In addition, you can walk through the house Judy grew up in.

    Production funding provided by the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund and by the members of Prairie Public.

    About the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund
    In 2008, Minnesota voters passed a landmark piece of legislation — the Minnesota Clean Water, Land, and Legacy Amendment — which provided funding to public television stations serving audiences in Minnesota. Its mission is to help preserve and document the treasures of culture, history, and heritage that make Minnesota special, and to increase access to the natural and cultural resources we all share.
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    Address: 2727 S Pokegama Ave, Grand Rapids, MN 55744, USA
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