Midwest USA destination informationhotels, resorts, lodging, innsfeatured attractions and activities for Midwest USA visitors, tourists and vacationscontact informationMidwest USA Visitor home page
midwest usa destinations









midwest usa travel, visitor, vacation, holiday and tourist information

Discover The Magic Of The Wizard of Oz In Chesterton, Indiana

by Iris Dean

Chesterton, Indiana,

Oh my, it's hard to believe our eyes when we joined the festivities at the Wizard of Oz Festival which takes place annually in September in Chesterton, Indiana. We meet the actual actors who played the Munchkins in the 1939 movie classic "The Wizard of Oz"! Every where we turned the magic of this classic movie came to life. Also among the notable folks in attendance are award-winning authors and Oz memorabilia collectors. Plus plenty of costumed characters that add to the memorable experience.

Lions, Witches, and More

The Wizard of Oz Festival is filled with exciting events for families and anyone who treasures this magical Hollywood classic. People travel from around the globe to participate in a weekend filled with Games, Arts and Crafts, special appearances by actors and celebrities. Visitors also play the part of their favorite characters, so you will find plenty of interesting characters to share a magical moment with during the festivities. The Yellow Brick Road Gift Shop and the Oz Fantasy Museum

Of course, Dorothy, her three best friends, and Toto will be on-hand. Along with few witches, and a flock of flying monkeys, a magical Princess. Children especially enjoy the Puppets, face painting, singers, entertainment held throughout the Wizard of Oz Festival. A special treats is browsing through the Yellow Brick Road Gift Shop and the Oz Fantasy Museum. If you are looking for Wizard of Oz memorabilia you are certain to find something unique to take home on your trip to the Wizard of Oz Festival.

Chesterton, Indiana: The "Gateway to the Dunes"

Chesterton, Indiana is located one hour from downtown Chicago and nestled in the shadows of the world famous Indiana Dunes. Chesterton is known as an artistic community where visitors can find unique art galleries and antique shops, and historical sites. In addition to the Wizard of Oz Festival, Chesterton has several annual festivals, including the Chesterton Art Fair, numerous historic and entertaining events scheduled throughout the year. Chesterton is located less than three miles from the border of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and the entrance to the Indiana Dunes State Park, making it a perfect starting point to explore all the area has to offer.

By Iris Dean, Iris Dean, Journalist & Photographer for USA Travel Magazine, http://www.usatravelmagazine.com.

About the Author

Iris Dean, Journalist & Photographer for USA Travel Magazine, http://www.usatravelmagazine.com, who travels the country in search of interesting places off-the-beaten path. Discover places to dine, shop, and vacation and travel destinations, check local weather, play Sudoku, read tidbits of News, book and travel product reviews, and order a Free State Vacation Guides at http://www.usatravelmagazine.com.

Helpful Travel Info

Travel Articles


Visitor Guides

Sign Up for Specials

Photo Albums

Driving Distances