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Boot Hill Museum

at Front and Fifth Streets, Dodge City, KS
316-227-8188
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Ranked #1 of 20 attractions in Dodge City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
Owner description: Explore the Old West at this museum dedicated to preserving the history of Dodge City, through exhibits, audiovisual programs and, in the summer,... more » Owner description: Explore the Old West at this museum dedicated to preserving the history of Dodge City, through exhibits, audiovisual programs and, in the summer, stagecoach rides and mock gunfights. « less
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Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed the full experience: The museums, shoppes - fudge to die for, dinner, show and the shoot out. It was a full half day of entertainment. The shows are preformed by students and teachers - amazing talent. We were on a Wild West adventure and Boot Hill met our expectations for a great gun fight and saloon show. The... More

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Kingwood, Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
33 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

If you happen to be in Dodge City, this is the place to start your visit. It calls itself a museum, but the complex is more than that. Front Street stores and shops, a prairie home, a small chapel and Boot Hill provide insight into the ways of the West and its transition from the spine-chilling buffalo kills, the rowdy... More

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Andover, Kansas, United States
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102 reviews 102 reviews
43 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

If you like history there is lot of good information here. Learn about Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson along with other famous characters of the Era. On display find authentic clothing, day to day life items as well as many firearms used during the early west. They also have a small and informative Native American Exhibit. Watch gunfights, medicine shows,... More

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McKinney, Texas
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77 reviews 77 reviews
27 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The Boot Hill Museum takes you back to the days of the "wild west" in Dodge City, Kansas. Men like Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and others walked these streets and brought law and order to the plains of Kansas and cattle country. There are multiple exhibits highlighting all aspects of life in the mid to late 1800's. Dodge City started... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

As a history buff, I appreciated the museum even though most of the buildings are replicas built in the 1950's. The staff was very friendly and characters stayed in character and put on a good show. The dinner was good, gun fight was great, and the show in the saloon was worth watching. I had a good time.

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Westchester County, NY
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The first stop is the museum featuring the Plainspeople (Native Americans/Indians) - no attempt is made to gloss over the buffalo kill and general hatred of these people in the Dodge City area. This buiding is full of wonderful exhibits and great historical information. Then on to the actual Boot Hill and the reconstructed Main St. with the Long Branch... More

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Manhattan, Kansas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Very little about Dodge City dates back to the glory days the city now tries to cash in on. Front street and much of what is in the Boot Hill museum is reconstructed. The people of the city did little to preserve the past while at the same time trying to cash in on the tourist trade looking for the... More

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Kissimmee, Florida
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65 reviews 65 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We are history loving family. The walk thru museum parts are well laid out and full of interesting stuff. All walks of early western life are represented: Native Americans, lawmen, prostitutes, sod farmers, business people, etc. You can tell that it is the young people of the community acting for the "shootout". We have been to another 1880s town in... More

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Welshpool, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
18 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Visited the museum and purchased the " combo" ticket ,we spent the day going around the museum and boothill and in the evening came back for the meal and entertainment.The museum itself is excellent, we visited all the front street shops and the cemetery and found it took a good 4 hours to do it justice.The evening meal was great... More

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Cushing, Oklahoma
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8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The museum was very interesting. I especially liked the buffalo exhibit. The gunfight was fun to watch. We got a combo ticket so we also had dinner and got to see the variety show at the Long Branch. The food was great and the show was funny and entertaining. The variety show was aimed at adults. Someone brought children under... More

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