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Boot Hill Museum

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Address: at Front and Fifth Streets, Dodge City, KS 67801
Phone Number: 16202278188
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8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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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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Real feel of the Old west!

When we first entered Boot Hill, we thought it was closed as there were no people milling about, we soon found out why...When we entered the store- entrance we learned that the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Susan F
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Dexter, New York
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Nashville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a disappointment. There is little to see, and we were expecting a town like Tombstone. If you are wanting history and a real life town, go to Tombstone and skip this place!

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Dexter, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When we first entered Boot Hill, we thought it was closed as there were no people milling about, we soon found out why...When we entered the store- entrance we learned that the entrance to the "town" was through the store/gift shop. We first viewed a movie about Dodge City and then went out onto the street. We entered the first... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The museum is easily located off Wyatt Earp Boulevard. There is ample car parking and entry to the museum for 2 of us was under $20. After paying at the gift shop, you start with a 13 minute film (on continuous loop so you don't have to wait) which presents the history of Dodge in a very factual (but entertaining)... More 

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Haskell, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

totally a must see for any visitor to the days of gunslingers , saloons, and living in an era of only the strong survive .

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Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came in the off season. The museum is at the base of the original Boot Hill Cemetery. The introductory film set the stage. And we learned some new things that we hadn't known before. There are a lot of displays and information about the town and the characters that lived there. The piano player at the Lone Star Saloon... More 

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Leland, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband & I are in our mid 50's, my parents are in their mid 70's. We all enjoyed it very much. So much history, the store fronts, school & church were interesting. They gun fight was awesome to watch!

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Thank ljharkins
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came to Dodge City to see where Marshal Dillon and Miss Kitty reigned supreme. We were not disappointed. Even though it was off season, we saw the movie, walked through the exhibits and talked with well versed attendants. Well worth our trip here!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum was listed in a magazine article I read as one of the top 10 old west museums in the US so I had to stop here. It was pretty good with a lot of artifacts, even if all the buildings and cemetery are a reconstruction. Worth the stop and about 2 hours of your time.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's like a cool almost living museum? Hard to describe but enjoyable and certainly worth the $9 entrance fee. I would say 4 hours is a good amount of time to spend here.

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Pueblo West
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ok but not worth $9.00 admission .It could use a lot of cleaning and upkeep. It would be a nice place for a family picnic.

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