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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
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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I had always heard of Dodge City Kansas as the place to visit ....Well I was quite surprised upon arriving in the place to find its really just a small little Prarie town with a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
Judith S
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

I had always heard of Dodge City Kansas as the place to visit ....Well I was quite surprised upon arriving in the place to find its really just a small little Prarie town with a railroad going through the middle like many in the area.Found the museum in the middle of main street, and was suprised to fine how interesting... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Try to go when they are going to have a gun fight or other special activity. Lots to walk around and see and the gift shop is huge. We have gone a few times, our children love Boot Hill!

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Taos, New Mexico
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We were the only visitors on a cold Sunday afternoon. Staff was pleasant and helpful. The museum is a blast to walk through, especially if you are an Old West aficionado. They also have a Native American museum on site which we didn't have time to visit. The gift shop has lots of memorabilia to tempt you.

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Roseburg, Oregon
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74 reviews 74 reviews
4 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We spent the afternoon here during our visit to Dodge City. It is a fun and interesting place to visit. There is lots of old west cattle drive and wild west history here. A fun place for old ages. It was worth the time we spent there.

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St. John's, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

It was interesting to wander through the old town recreation. However, we had been lead to believe that the whole area was a recreated "downtown" with open shops and attractions and what not and we're disappointed to learn it's just a tourist attraction (but I guess that's our own fault). The staff are quite helpful and nice, if there are... More 

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New Castle, Colorado
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We went on a road trip to see family during our Christmas vacation. We drove from Colorado to Mississippi, then through Texas back up to Colorado. My husband wanted to go back to Dodge City since it had been about 30 years since he'd last visited. There was a snow storm blowing through and it was 4 degrees, so it... More 

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Yankton, South Dakota
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This would probably be much better in the spring or summer. We went in the winter - they were open but only minimally - great things to see and do. We only had an hour and half - got through it out but would have liked to spend more time. Native American portion was very interesting (along with the buffalo).

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Warsaw, Missouri
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This place is so very well done. From characters, to authentic decor, actual museum artifacts, and great customer service. Nicely done Boot Hill!

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18 reviews 18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 via mobile

Second time here. Enjoyed both, our first time was the wrong time of year for the gun fight. This time we made it for the battle and enjoyed some fudge and Sarsaparilla. Good museum for the cost.

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Owatonna, Minnesota
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Western history's story from Native Americans, cow punchers, Buffalo hunters, railroads, farmers, ranchers, Victorian era and Gunsmoke--1950's/60's. Very interesting but would be more fun in seasons with live shows at the Longbranch Saloon and gunfights on the "street".

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