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Boot Hill Museum, Dodge City

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Take a step back in time at Boot Hill Museum, where you can see a living history of the American Wild West. Taking its name from the cemetery that once stood in the area--one that was generally reserved for cowboys and figures who died violent deaths--the museum catalogues a variety of topics, events, and people from the history of western expansion. Visit the recreated city street--which often features costumed western characters--and wander its shop fronts, admiring its displays of period buildings and interiors. Browse its extensive collection of more than 60,000 objects pertaining to the era, including Native American artifacts, photographs, firearms, clothing, and personal items from many of the city's past residents. Keep your eyes open and you may even see a re-enacted gunfight or other historical drama right outside. Use our Dodge City online trip itinerary maker to add Boot Hill Museum and other attractions to your Dodge City vacation plans.
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  • We enjoyed the museum. They were working on adding more area at the time of our visit. I was expecting more old buildings. The church, the blacksmith, and 1 old home were blocked off from viewing...  more »
  • We visited with two adults and two children and really enjoyed our visit. This was our favourite part of visiting Dodge as an international tourist. Our winter visit did have construction going on...  more »
  • The people at the visiting center were goods and so were the people at the museum. Lots of displays about people buried at Boot Hill, plus the characters associated with the businesses on Front...  more »
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  • To be perfectly honest, I've never been much of a western person. We came upon this as something different to see while driving across the country. It is worth doing. The all inclusive ticket gave us dinner, a gunfight skit, as well as a variety show at the saloon. The food was spectacular (particularly the brisket). The actors put on a great show. There is also an impressive museum. Highly recommend, even if you aren't a big western fan.
  • Despite the construction, it was easy to access and visit. We got the combination ticket - the meal was filling, albeit seating was poorly done. It's family style, but too many guests saving seats between them and the next person and no staff members advising them to move down to make room so my fiance and I couldn't sit together for dinner. The shows were both great, and I cannot say enough about how they worked to incorporate everyone in the audience in at some point.
  • Love it! I remembered this place from when I was a kid and had to bring my daughter and husband to see it. We went during the off season so staffing was light but they did a great job. They made my daughter a deputy and she spent the entire afternoon walking the boardwalk looking for bank robbers and locking us up in the jail. The gun fight at the end of the night was a real treat everyone loved it. The staff was so nice I hope to visit again some day.
  • This museum was very well done. I have limited mobility and walk part time and use a scooter the other half. I was able to freely enjoy the museum and all the buildings just like anyone else. The exhibits were very well done and it was a enjoyable experience.
  • Great museum for families and history buffs. All the exhibits and displays are interesting, informative, and well done. We spent about 3 hours here and loved it. Wish we could have seen some of the gunfights and shows but there was construction going on when we went.
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