The land that you heard of once in a lullaby…

Built at the end of the 60s, this magical theme park retold the story of Dorothy through iconic landmarks, captivating performances and even a colorful 24-ballon ride which provided visitors with spectacular bird’s eye views of the surrounding land. The park opened in 1970 and operated to 1980.

Today, The Land of Oz is available for personal tours, birthday parties and private functions from June through October. Learn the history of the original 1970’s Land of Oz as you skip down the Yellow Brick Road and visit some of the park’s main attractions like the Gale Kansas Farm, the Judy Garland Memorial Overlook and the tornado cellar.

There are two annual events held at the Land of Oz. Journeys With Dorothy take place every Friday in June during Beech Mountain’s Family Fun Month, and the three-day Autumn at Oz celebration is held the first weekend in September.

So have a heart, have a brain, and have some courage. Make plans now for a journey over the rainbow to the very pinnacle of Beech Mountain. The historic Land of Oz awaits.

For Land of Oz information, call 800-514-3849 or visit