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Address: 2727 Pokegama Ave South, Grand Rapids, MN 55744
Phone Number:
+1 218-327-9276
10:00 - 17:00
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Fri - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

This modest house in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, was home to Judy Garland for...

This modest house in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, was home to Judy Garland for her first four years. Come see where "Baby Gumm" got her start. We have over 3000 collector pieces in our Land of Oz including (but not limited to) the carriage from the movie! We also have a Children's museum with many hands on activities for kids that will get their imaginations going. It sports a bakery, firehall, dress-up area, "sand" pit, water table, maze, treehouse and much more! If you are a teacher, visit our website today to plan a field trip! Many of our field trips qualify for a grant that helps you come for free!

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It's just like it would be it the time she lived in very cool to see everything everything is in good shape

Reviewed 10 February 2017
Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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Gonvick, Minnesota
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58 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

This is a great museum to visit with kids! Lots of Wizard of Oz memorabilia! Highly recommended if you're in the area!

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office440, Front Office Manager at Judy Garland Museum, responded to this review

We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to our museum! We hope you come back again soon! More 

Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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34 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

It's just like it would be it the time she lived in very cool to see everything everything is in good shape

Thank Cortnee_Speckel
Grand Rapids, United States
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Whether you are a big Judy Garland Fan or only know her as Dorothy from Wizard of Oz, this stop is fun and filled with history. For your admission, you get to go into Judy's Birth home and see how people lived in the 20's (hello Icebox!) as well as a bunch of other memorabilia. We LOVED that President Abraham... More 

Thank Sheena R
Zumbrota, Minnesota
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8 reviews
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Yes, it has a yellow brick road, sort of. The museum, and connected childrens' areas are good for families. There are lots of photos, artifacts and collections to view. The authentic carriage was impressive. Basically, this is a very positive, up-beat tribute to Judy Garland. The home was furnished in period style and it was fun to imagine the Gumm... More 

Thank Anita-AW5450
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21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

My girls are 10 and 11. We were in Grand Rapids on other family business so we stopped for a couple hours here. It was $9/ea which I think was fair. The group does an excellent job with documenting the details of what was on display. We were all disappointed that the Ruby Slippers had been stolen from the museum... More 

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Park Rapids, Minnesota
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288 reviews
102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Very nicely done museum and restored house. You could tell that a lot of care, love, and attention to accuracy had been put into the restoration of Judy Garland's birthplace. Pleased we took the time to stop.

Thank OliverandLisa
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We are so pleased to see that you enjoyed your visit with us! Thank you for the positive review, and we HOPE that you can stop and see us again! More 

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93 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Didn't know what to expect but took grandkids (8 and 10) here on a rainy day. The kids were engaged as we went through the house and interested in the related displays. BUT what really got them involved was the children's discovery museum. We spent the remainder of the day totally engaged in all the activities to the point they... More 

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Summerfield, Florida
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54 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Touring the home is wonderful,but the children's museum next door is fantastic. What a great rainy day activity to keep a family busy.

Thank Beryl S
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79 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Good stop and museum was great. Lots of history and info. Nice gift shop too. My kids loved The Wizard Of Oz and still do, and now our grandchildren are enjoying it as well, pretty impressive for a movie made in 1939! Definitely worth stopping.

Thank borgmaul
Benson, Minnesota
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33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

This was a very interesting and fun stop. It has so many interesting things to see. It brought back many nice memories of our childhood.

Thank ckmhoward

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