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Emerald Mountain

  • Attractions
  • Events/Festivals
503 Oz Rd
Beech Mountain, NC 28604
(828) 434-5086
  • About

    Children and adults a like will be enchanted as they experience the re-­creation of Dorothy's magical trip from her farm home in Kansas through the twister and down the yellow brick road to the ''Land of OZ''. Along your journey you will be met by a full cast portraying many of the vibrant characters similar to those of the original Oz.

    Many, many miles east of nowhere lay the wonderful Land of Oz,” boasted a 1939 trailer for a new movie starring Judy Garland based off of L. Frank Baum’s famous novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Thirty years later, this would become a reality. For a brief moment in history, Oz was a real truly live place where performers portrayed Dorothy and her friends, and danced along a yellow brick road that curved around a mountaintop a mile high in Western North Carolina. Original ads enticed guests with the slogan, “You Just Don’t See It; You Live it!”

    “Oz was the anti-theme park. It wasn’t about roller-coasters; it was about creating an emotional experience.”

    Open for only a decade, The Land of Oz would see its share of success, dismay, and heartache. However, this small theme park’s impact has proven to be going strong over 35 years after its closing as public interest continues to increase and public events held on the property sell out immediately.