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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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  • October 4, 2017
    They are a copy of the downtown area of Dodge City and not an accurate one based on the location map in front of the original Dodge City which has unfortunately been modernized.  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    Wow! This was so much fun. Very informative and excellent presentation. Friendly, educated staff. Easy access for visitors from out of town  more »
  • October 1, 2017
    Fun place to visit. Lots of attention to detail and great artifacts. The video was exceptionally well made. A must see for anyone passing through.  more »
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  • June 7, 2017
    I would highly recommend the dinner! They serve brisket, cream corn, biscuits, potatoes and onions, and slaw with apple crisp for dessert. Portions are plentiful with opportunity to go back for a second helping. The shootout and show were decent, but I would not pay to attend them again. The museum was very interesting, especially the first portion about the Plains Indians. Nice facilities and nice staff. Worth a visit!
  • June 20, 2017
    Original, Cory, cool, genuine, good clean fun. I did the combo ticket which turned out to be a pretty good deal. Dinner was good, all you can eat. Museum was decent. Really liked the old Victorian house and furnishings. Miss Kitty's stage show was corny and fun. All in all I'd say it was a very good value and I'm glad I came.
  • June 1, 2017
    This was a nice detour on our trip across Kansas. All of the inside parts were air conditioned. They had additional content like a saloon show/dinner and shootout if you were staying the evening. We only paid for the museum part ($12) and spent more than the 15 minutes we thought it would take. But it was interesting and as it was based on the history of the city, I enjoyed it better than just a "replica" site.
  • July 9, 2017
    The kids loved it! The museum was very well put together. Nice to get a real beer and enjoy the shows.
  • July 3, 2017
    Great family fun, accurate historical replicas, Excellent, friendly and knowledgeable staff. Would recommend to anyone! Also, the gun fight reenactments are a must see.

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