In the 1980’s, Liberal Kansas staked claim as the official home of Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz – and Governor John Carlin made it official! Now, you may visit Dorothy’s House and the Land of Oz here.
The city hosts the annual International Pancake Day Race*, the only event of its kind. This is celebrated in tandem, and in competition with the Olney Township in southeast England. In this traditional race, women hold a skillet with a pancake, in a 415-yard race.