Grand Rapids, Minnesota: Judy Garland MuseumThe museum is in Judy's childhood home, restored to what it looked like in the 1920s, although now surrounded by franchise stores. Has the carriage that brought Dorothy to the Emerald City and one of her test dresses. Ruby slippers were stolen in 2005.
- 2727 US Hwy 169 S., Grand Rapids, MN
- South edge of town, on the west side of US Hwy 169, just south of 25th St. and across the highway from a Home Depot.
Visitor Tips and News About Judy Garland Museum
Garland's brief childhood home. An interesting 45 minute exhibit, with some items donated by her kids. A pair of Dorothy's (for real) ruby slippers on display were stolen from here. Speculate on where they might be and who might have benefited and why.[alan dahline, 06/11/2008]
The ruby slippers were stolen so they are no longer there. The slippers, original from the movie, were on loan to the museum when they were taken.[Sara Tezel, 09/17/2006]
Judy Garland was born in Grand Rapids, MN in a home that is now displayed on the south side of town next to the Country Inn Motel. There is also a Yellow Brick Road in her honor located at the Central School, downtown. They currently have on display one of the last remaining pairs of ruby slippers from the Wizard of Oz movie until Labor Day.[Nicole Johnson, 09/02/2005]