True Western Towns

10 for 10: Dodge City, KS

Touring our #8 town of the year, from Boot Hill Museum to Boot Hill Casino.

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1. The Boot Hill Museum provides hours of Old West history and should offer something new with every visit, as exhibits constantly rotate through the 20,000 artifacts of 1870s Dodge City.

Chalk Beeson, original owner of the Long Branch Saloon, started the collection. His saloon is part of re-created Front Street and hosts daily gunfight re-enactments.

 

2. The best way to tour the Dodge City Trail of Fame is a free guided walk led by Charlie Meade. He’ll relate the locations of original buildings and share the city’s ties to denizens such as Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson and Doc Holliday.

 

3. Take a day tour of the
beautifully-restored, late 1800s Romanesque Santa Fe depot that houses the top-of-the-line Depot Theater Company.

 

4. Don’t miss the 1881 Mueller-Schmidt House Museum built out of limestone by German immigrants; tours are available Memorial Day through Labor Day. Inside are artifacts from Dodge City’s founder, Robert M. Wright.

 

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