MAGICAL! Giant Wizard Of Oz Statues Are Hiding At This Illinois Park
Follow the yellow brick road... seriously, do it. You might just end up at this Wizard Of Oz park surrounded by your favorite Oz characters!
Think about it: You're watching The Wizard Of Oz on your couch with a juice box, some chicken tendies, and your fave blanket. I guess that's just what I did what I was younger and just figured everybody else had the same memory haha.
Well, if you've always wanted the movie to come to real life you'll be able to find all your favorite life size whimsical Oz characters by taking a stroll down...
OZ PARK IN CHICAGO!
In 1976, the park was named to honor L Frank Baum, the writer of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900), who moved to Chicago's Humboldt Park neighborhood in 1891.
First is the Tin Man statue, he was installed in 1995. He is made of car parts!
The Cowardly Lion statue was then installed in 2001.
The park is 14.40 acres and it features Dorothy's Playground, a community garden, tennis courts, ball fields, and basketball courts.
Standing at 7-feet tall, The Scarecrow statue was installed in 2005.
And finally, Dorothy and Toto's statues were installed in 2007.
People come from all over the world to see these amazing sculptures. To live in this neighborhood seems truly magical. The artist, John Kearney, brought so much life to this area of Chicago and continues to do just that over the years!
Find yourself wrapped up in the history of these hidden gems and visit them in the Lincoln Park neighborhood on the North side of Chicago.
You can find all these statues at 2021 N Burling St, Chicago, IL 60614