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Address: Second & Front Streets, Dodge City, KS
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Designed by Jasper D'Ambrosi, this bronze monument commemorates the Texas...

Designed by Jasper D'Ambrosi, this bronze monument commemorates the Texas cattle drives during the 19th century.

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El Capitan

Long horned steer statue. Conveniently located close to Dodge City welcome center. Great detail. It is a statue, but a must see if your in the area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 7, 2015
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Campton, New Hampshire
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Campton, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

Long horned steer statue. Conveniently located close to Dodge City welcome center. Great detail. It is a statue, but a must see if your in the area.

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Thank ChristineNH
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Part of the Historic Dodge City Walking Tour, this enormous bronze statue commemorates the Texas cattle drives to Dodge City between 1875-1885. Beautifully sculpted and very iconic.

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Thank purplelady803
New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

nice bull statue near Boot Hill museum. there.s another statue nearby of Wyatt Earp and a poker player

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Thank katebrymom
Kingsport, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

It's a statue of a bull with a plaque. It's pretty neat and makes a great phot but needs a Dodge City sign you can get in the same pic with it. Pretty cool though.

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1 Thank dwightd1
Los Angeles
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240 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Take the time to stop by and check this out. Worth the time. Great for a photo opportunity with the family.

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Thank lagiant
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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99 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We started our short visit to Dodge City here. El Capitan is a beautiful representation of a magnificent creature. In the area behind the statue are story boards with the history and stories of the start of Dodge City. I found out later in the day how very life like and true to size the statue was when I came... More 

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Thank Lorraine S
Madeira Beach, Florida
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The El Capitan statue is centered on the main drag in town (Wyatt Earp) and the old town on Front Street. Town placed him up on a grassy mound which is easy to walk up and have your picture taken. We got the long horn steer's story from the Trolley driver.

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1 Thank MadBeachMel
Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is one that you need to know the history for it to make any sense. The story is interesting. Ranchers will get it! We used it as a photo op. It takes a couple minutes to park and walk to the statue.

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2 Thank GotItDownPat
Branson, Missouri
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12 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012

Why is this blocking the street anyway? I remember it being a part of the tour that they gave us, but it's nothing special.

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