The Holland Oz Project

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is one of the best-known stories in American literature. Author L. Frank Baum spent summers vacationing at Macatawa Park on the shores of Lake Michigan in Holland, Michigan. It was here that inspired Baum to write this classic story. Celebrate the book and its characters with a free outdoor exhibit located next to Downtown Holland. Bronze sculptures, a living floral mosaic, the yellow-brick road, and whimsical horticulture honors Baum. In Centennial Park, thousands of annual plants will be used to create a 10’ X 12’ “open book” cover of this classic novel.  The iconic yellow brick road will lead you to Herrick District Library where it continues through landscaped areas of colorful annuals and perennials. Six life-sized bronze sculptures from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz will be placed along the yellow brick road, allowing visitors to interact with them. Not only will children find this exhibit enchanting, but kids of all ages will enjoy seeing these beloved characters in Holland!

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