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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 2013
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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Fordland, Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

the museum area about the plains people is super and has tons of info. the cemetary is cool. long branch saloon the friendliest bar i have ever been to. Brad, the bartender even has a handlebar mustache and there is a piano player who will play your favorite old tune. I took my dad who has just turned 90 and... More

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Guardamar del segura
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46 reviews 46 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I applaud Dodge City for creating this attraction, based on its past.. And the museum is extremely informative.. I came away knowing much more about Indian culture, and the past of the area.. It was only after I'd done the whole tour that I realised that more or less everything was a replica. There's a genuine church, schoolhouse, Victorian house... More

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Westmont, Illinois
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10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

And boy was I disappointed. I wanted items that were tied to the history of the town and some of it's more colorful inhabitants but it was just random old stuff. Interesting but not what we were expecting. Even Boot Hill just didn't feel right. The whole "town" just didn't feel right, like it was in the wrong location because... More

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Aurora, Nebraska
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

This is a very nice museum, depicting and Old West town, and Dodge City is an original old west town. The buildings are replicas, but very interesting to go through. They also have a small Gunsmoke room, which has items from the TV show. They have a Long Branch Saloon. The interpreters are very friendly, and during the tourist season,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Lots of great history and replications of Dodge City days gone by. Not a lot of restroom facilities but fun times any way!

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Olathe, Kansas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Don't expect to see anyone really famous in the cemetary. That part is disappointing. I would skip it all together. But, the museum is stuffed full of interesting artifacts. There are lots of guns, old clothing, dishes, and furniture on display. They also have an area with store fronts. They had great fudge. And the church was cute.

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Stocksbridge, United Kingdom
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20 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

To be fair, we didn't' visit at peak time (in itself having perks). Our actual trip was in December 2012 but TripAdvisor doesn't let me go back that far. The down side was most of the "shows" and actors weren't there. We knew though what we were in store for from looking up the information online before we visited. The... More

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Vacaville, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Lots of great historical information and friendly people. The whole Wyatt Earl Boulevard thing is pretty nice and the Boot Hill Museum is the perfect keystone.

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Wallace
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23 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

The outside does not prepare you for what is inside. We only allowed ourselves a couple of hours and it wasn't enough. There is so much on display in every building we could have been there all day. We felt like we were in an episode of Gunsmoke when we had a beer at the Longbranch saloon. One of the... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

It was only $10 a person and I was expecting fake fasaid for the building, but they were all real and you could walk through them all. A fantastic step back in time with wonderful exhibits. If you go to Dodge City, this is a must see.

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