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Boot Hill Museum

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Address: at Front and Fifth Streets, Dodge City, KS
Phone Number: 316-227-8188
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Explore the Old West at this museum dedicated to preserving the history of...
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.
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Much more to see than you first think

The museum is a replica of what Front street was like in its heyday but the clever thing is that behind the facade there are great displays with very informative story boards. At... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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118 reviews 118 reviews
39 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

The museum is a replica of what Front street was like in its heyday but the clever thing is that behind the facade there are great displays with very informative story boards. At noon there is also a mock gunfight which is fun to watch. If you can be there in the evening there is also a gun fight and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed see the museum. It had alot of history and very interesting. We took the trolley where it took us for an hour ride seeing historical sites and was narrated off a tape. I highly recommend visiting Boot Hill if you like western history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The museum was great to go through. Boot Hill Cemetery was quite interesting as well. I was there for the 12:30 gunfight and it did not disappoint! The people working here are very friendly and helpful. My camera batteries died and they even had some I could buy for a reasonable cost. Would come again!!!

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monroe
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67 reviews 67 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

It wasn't but a replica, but they have done a great job of preserving old artifacts. Enjoyed our visit and the Sasprilla was quite tasty.

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Dallas, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Boot Hill Western show was entertaining and great for kids. The museum was well laid out and provides a great education for kids.

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Largo, Florida, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Tale the time to go through the Boot Hill Museum. There is a LOT to see and learn not only about Dodge City, but the lives of the settlers, miners, cowboys, outlaws, and Native Americans. It looks a little "fake" from the outside, but inside it's top shelf.

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We almost missed the best part of our visit to Dodge City. Urban Renewal disposed of the original Front Street, and the original site was a sad nod to this legendary city. Thankfully, over the past several decades they've recreated the original Front Street a block west, complete with most of the original Boot Hill and a gift store with... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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172 reviews 172 reviews
12 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Entirely reconstructed as a tourist trap. Pricey admission. Save your money, read about Dodge city and view the sex facsimile buildings from the street

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oklahoma
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

It was laid out great, but be sure and allow yourself plenty of time to see everything. this is a very special place and makes history come alive.

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Sioux Falls, SD
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60 reviews 60 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This was fine but not the best attraction I've ever been to. The only people I had heard of was Wyatt Earpp and Bat Masterson. The rest were nobodies.

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