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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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Dodge City, Kansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We were surprised that the city is not more tourist friendly. The museum is one small area and although the city has medallions affixed to the sidewalks, there's just not much to write home about.

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Menifee, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This place was like a ghost town. Not many people there and not much to see. The gift shop was nice though.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Asked the employees if they knew where Boothill Cemetary was and nobody knew. And we also asked if the town originally was started in that area and they didn't know. If you wanted to see the "strip of western stores" it was $10 a piece.

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Harrison, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Get there in time to see one of the gunfights! A living museum with a dash of sarsaparilla. A well stocked and reasonable gift shop.

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Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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35 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 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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32 helpful votes 32 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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25 helpful votes 25 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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