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Boot Hill Museum, Dodge City
(4.1/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web)
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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  • The Boot Hill Museum, is a time capsule ready for you to visit! Walk the wooden board walks and visit the shops and saloons of Old Dodge City! In the summer there are reenactments of the gun fights th...  more »
  • We arrived at Dodge City and made our way to the Boothill Museum. There they had a replica of the old western front street. Unfortunately for us it was the off season so we only saw it from the fence....  more »
  • Heading to Dodge City meant that I had to check out a museum dedicated to the period that made it most famous. The welcome movie is handy to give you the basics of Dodge (from the initial fort to the ...  more »
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  • Love this place! Staff is excellent. You can sit in the saloon and enjoy their rootbeer or a cold beer! So much to see I took about 200 pictures last time I was here. Sharing photos of the trail this time.
  • I love visiting Dodge City and the site of Boot Hill. There is such history here and it makes you a part of it. Love the times spent in such a neat place. It's a step back in time, and what a great experience!
  • This place is a must stop for historian and cowboy lovers. Even though we came after the season had ended, it was still worth the trip. We loved the museum and the artifacts, the displays and the General Store keeper and the Bar Tender @ the Long Branch Saloon. Definitely worth our stop.
  • It tells all the history of dodge city - wyatt earp, bat masterson and other legendary persons
  • Very unique and interesting. Because of schedule we didn't stay for all the daily activities but it all looked fun. We did hang out and play on the train and enjoyed that piece of history.