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- $11 for one-day admission to Midwest Wizard of Oz Fest for two ($18 value)
- $19 for one-day admission to Midwest Wizard of Oz Fest for four ($36 value)
- $13 for a three-day admission pass to Midwest Wizard of Oz Fest for one ($23 value)
- $24 for a three-day admission pass to Midwest Wizard of Oz Fest for two ($46 value)
The Midwest Wizard of Oz Fest has been held in Chesterton, Indiana since it began in 1982. Things are slightly different this year, as the festival moves to Tinley Park’s Odyssey Fun World. However, the three-day festival, running September 11–13, still features favorites, including costume contests, authors and guest speakers, and Oz-themed vendors, not to mention a zipline, corn maze, and pie-eating contest.
Odyssey Fun Farm
Odyssey Fun World's attractions aren't confined to its 45,000 square feet of indoor games and rides—they also sprawl across 11 acres in the fresh air. Inside, a ferris wheel, bumper cars, and a roller coaster host both kids and adults, and more than 250 arcade games and a laser-tag arena foster friendly competition. The indoor Gamers Lounge allows youngsters to practice their PS4 and XBox One skills, while kids up to 10 years old fling themselves into ball pits, slip down slides, or dispute the physics behind make-believe-ore extraction in tunnels at the four-story Exploration Adventure play structure.
The Tinley Park location also boasts the fall-activities hub known as Odyssey Fun Farm. The farm, which is located across the street from the main park, includes a pumpkin patch, corn maze, and a 5-acre courtyard filled with activities such as pig races and a petting zoo.
Outside, at the Naperville location, the staff keeps the Kidz Adventure Park's inflatable bounce houses and slides properly puffed. At the Tinley Park location, they pretend to manicure the faux turfs of two 18-hole mini-golf courses, including one that's wheelchair accessible. Their bumper boats encourage friendly jostling, but the speedboats—limited to drivers aged 16 and older with a driver's license—are all about crossing the finish line first. As trips down the zipline peak adrenaline and appetites, Chipper's Cafe counters hunger with pizza, wings, and burgers.