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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. Plan to visit Boot Hill Museum and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Dodge City attractions using our Dodge City itinerary builder.
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  • Very interesting and so much history. The grounds and buildings are very well maintained. The cemetery (although sad) is so funny to see what was written on the headstones. A real pleasure.  more »
  • We visit annually and always enjoy our time spent at Boot Hill Museum. From the historic boardwalk businesses to the modern gift shop, there is a lot to see. Plan a minimum of two hours for your visit...  more »
  • Very interesting museum complex with staff in period costume providing one to one information and answering questions. Well worth a visit if you are in Dodge City. Good gift shop.  more »
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  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The kids loved it! The museum was very well put together. Nice to get a real beer and enjoy the shows.
  • 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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