Wamego Convention and Visitors Bureau

Biography

Wamego’s success as a community can be attributed to many factors: strategic location, proximity to larger urban areas, and the quality of its citizens.

 

Heavy and light manufacturing form the core of the Wamego economy. This is bolstered by area agriculture, value-added ag product development and production, regional retail and financial services, excellent health care and educational system and continually developing arts, entertainment, and recreational attractions.

 

This vibrant, progressive small city in Northeast Kansas in Pottawatomie County takes advantage of its location located at the junction of US Highways 24 and Kansas Highway 99. Wamego lies only 15 minutes east of Manhattan and 35 minutes west of the state capital of Topeka. Wamego is located only a few minutes north of Interstate 70 along the banks of the Kansas River.

 

A beautiful downtown, historic landmarks, gorgeous city park, and many famous festivals and events are all the result of consistently strong and effective local leadership, partnered with excellent community spirit and participation.

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Project Information

In the spring of 2018, the Convention and Visitors Bureau of Wamego, Kansas, sponsored a public art project of 15 painted Toto’s. Home to a large community of Wizard of Oz enthusiasts, the polyurethane resin likenesses of Dorothy’s beloved pet, Toto, were 36” tall and molded in two different poses, one of him sitting and one of Toto on his back paws.

Local artists took their inspiration from both the Wizard of Oz movie as well as landmarks from Wamego itself. The Toto’s are spread throughout the community and can be found with the help of a Totos Around Town map.

Miniature: Wamego's Tiny Toto - Sitting

The City of Wamego brings you, Tiny Totos. Miniature replicas of their Toto Cairn terrier sculptures around Wamego, Kansas. This Toto replicates the sitting design and measures 6.75 inches tall. Each sitting dog statue will arrive primed white, ready to paint. Your purchase of this fiberglass dog statue profits the Wamego Convention and Visitors Bureau. For more information click here

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Miniature: Wamego's Tiny Toto - Standing

The City of Wamego brings you, Tiny Totos. Miniature replicas of their Toto sculptures around Wamego, Kansas. This Toto replicates the standing design with its paws up and stands at 9 inches tall. Each Carin terrier statue will arrive primed white, ready to paint. We also offer a sitting version of the Toto Cairn Terrier Sculpture. Your purchase of this standing dog statue profits the Wamego Convention and Visitors Bureau. For more information click here

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