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Join the discussion: Her marriage was in trouble. Something drew her to the OZ Museum

A life-sized statue of Glinda the Good Witch is seen inside the OZ Museum.Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

WAMEGO, Kan. — Laura Fredrickson needed time to think.

Her marriage was in trouble, and the resulting separation had dredged up pain and sadness left over from her childhood. So the 34-year-old from St. Paul, Minn., did what generations of Americans have done to find reflection and epiphany: She set out on a road trip.

Somewhere on the way, while Googling roadside attractions, she turned up one that made her heart leap — the OZ Museum in Wamego, Kan., just off Interstate 70. Suddenly, a place she’d never heard of beckoned to her like a siren song from childhood.


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Jenna Russell can be reached at jenna.russell@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @jrussglobe.