Attraction Spotlight: Judy Garland Museum

Posted by Kris Lindahl on Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 at 9:01am.

Ruby slippers from the Wizard of Oz - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/23165290@N00/7237098458/

The Judy Garland Museum is the home of the largest collection of Judy Garland and Wizard of Oz memorabilia in the world. It’s located right here in Grand Rapids, Minnesota where the public can be whisked away to the land of the Wizard of Oz. The birthplace of one of the greatest performers of all time, along with the Land of Oz, is celebrated at the Judy Garland Museum.

The museum is actually the restored childhood home of Judy Garland which now showcases over 300 memorabilia collection with items from the film and of Judy’s. Here is a look at what you’ll find at the museum.

Visiting the Museum

The museum is located at 2727 US Hwy 169 South in Grand Rapids. It’s open from 10am to 5pm Monday through Saturday with openings only during October through March, April 1st through Memorial Day and again from Memorial Day until September 30th where Sundays are added as well.

You’ll get to experience the largest collection of Judy Garland and the Wizard of Oz collections, see the Children’s Discovery Museum, the beautiful gardens and the historic house. The 2 acre property features exhibits, artifacts and a museum store.

Exciting Features

The museum’s mission is to engage the public to explore the life of Judy Garland and learn about the artist.  For $9 general admission charge, you’ll get to see many exhibits and even a carriage used in the film that was once owned by Lincoln. 

See the house she grew up in, a memorial garden and fun times like the Judy Garland Test Dress from the movie, her original work permit and an original Andy Warhol serigraph of Judy. The museum store features vintage record albums, ruby slippers and more.

There is so much to see, enjoy and appreciate at the Judy Garland Museum. Make a trip to the historical home and learn more about her while seeing exciting items from the classic Wizard of Oz.

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