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Boot Hill Museum

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Address: at Front and Fifth Streets, Dodge City, KS 67801
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+1 620-227-8188
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8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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Certainly educates about the history of the town. I visited at a quiet time but I think that there is much more going on in busier seasons. Glad that I went though.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Certainly educates about the history of the town. I visited at a quiet time but I think that there is much more going on in busier seasons. Glad that I went though.

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Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A lot of us grew up on Gunsmoke on TV. We all heard about Boot Hill. Well, there is a Real Dodge City, KS, and there is a real Boot Hill. There is a Boot Hill Museum and a re-creation of the street in Dodge City with a "Real" Long Branch Saloon and others. The first US Marshall sent in... More 

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Jefferson, Georgia
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not a typical walk through museum. It is set up like a street in Dodge City, and you walk through the Saloon, a General Story, a bank, livery stable, doctor's office etc. In each section it talks about life relative to that building. There is also a history overview of Dodge City at the beginning (and then you... More 

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Montego Bay, Jamaica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great accurate account of the Wild West and Queen of Cowtowns. Lots of easy walking paths with wheelchair accommodations

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Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had a free day so I thought I would stop by and see what they had inside. I was very happily surprised. Tons of artifacts and displays. It was much better than i had imagine it would be. They should open a period style restaurant.. lol. I would make his a must see if in dodge city. Worth the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic gift shop! Little 13 minute movie was informative and very interesting. Don't skip it! The actual exhibits are fantastic!!! Tons to see and read!! Good photo opportunities as well. Could spend many hours but is very enjoyable even if you can't spend a lot of time. I think it is great for all ages! The buffalo stampede simulation was... More 

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Barnhart, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had so much fun. We should go again. There is enough to see and read we both felt sure we had missed things. Volunteers and employees were great, especially those in period costume

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Thank Tonya S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A fun experience for families...I'm impressed that so much care has been taken to preserve the old west

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

We were here visiting family and decided to check it out. I'm happy we did! If you're a history buff like myself, you'll enjoy the collection of 1800s memorabilia and information. The gift shop has great Wild West souvenirs and there's a beautiful exhibit on Native American life during this time period. If you find yourself in Dodge City, I... More 

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Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

The Boot Hill Museum is a great place and very interesting. I really enjoyed going from the general store to the saloon. I had never tried a sarsaparilla until then and I am addicted now. The church and the school was also very educational. I had a really great time overall!

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