Gunfighters Wax Museum

Gunfighters Wax Museum, Dodge City: Address, Phone Number, Gunfighters Wax Museum Reviews: 3.5/5

Gunfighters Wax Museum
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Located in the Kansas Teachers' Hall of Fame, this museum features life-size wax figures of famous, and infamous, cowboys of the Old West.
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MaryAnn H
Woodstock, IL191 contributions
Couples
Very interesting history and the settings are well done. The statues are not very good wax figurines, but it's not costly ($5 ea) to see and the amount of historical information supplied is well worth the visit.
Written May 7, 2012
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Kickbass
Colorado178 contributions
Family
Kind of a cool stop, not a "must do" but okay none the less. I mean, it is Dodge, so there aren't that many awesome things to do aside from go to the bar. A bit of it was hokey, but overall it was worth the time.
Written June 30, 2012
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travlersrj
Greenville, SC65 contributions
Couples
This is on the second floor of the Kansas Teachers' Hall of Fame Museum, so it is fun to tell people you went to the Teacher's and Gunfighters museum in Dodge City. Very hokey, as wax museums are, but fun. The type of "tourist trap" people enjoyed on family road trips across the nation decades ago. A little pricey since it is a combo ticket with the Teacher's Museum, which has a restored one room school house behind it if you are interested in that history. The wax museum takes 20 - 30 minutes to walk through, depending on how much you read about each of the displays. Takes a little longer to figure out why Frankenstein and some of his buddies are there along with the gunfighters, and a couple of US Presidents as well. If you like unusual roadside attractions this is for you.
Written June 25, 2018
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Haley T
Fort Riley, KS17 contributions
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We skipped this because we couldn't find it. Only after we were leaving did we discover that it was inside the Teachers Hall of Fame, and even though the website we looked at said it opened at 10, but there was no activity at that time. We suspected it MIGHT be inside the THOF, but we had zero desire to see that, so we decided to skip it altogether.

Do yourselves a favor and sell the wax sculptures to the Boot Hill people...where it makes sense.
Written June 21, 2021
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Jerome M
Gary, IN1,596 contributions
The museum is not like other wax museums I have visited. I was not sure if this was a Gunfighters wax museum with Presidents John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson wax figures. A lot of the wax figures were in areas too dark to be seen. There were very few facts given about the wax figures.
Written June 19, 2022
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Cathy H
Grand Prairie, TX3 contributions
Family
My elderly parent took the train from Chicago. Arriving very early am, took the am tour. Slept through most of it and was very discouraged about not having seen many items. The next day, they took the receipts in and explained the situation and he was allowed to go back through again. Mom says that all the workers were very nice and accommodating. Thank you for making their trip memorable.
Written August 25, 2013
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Cricket6886
Topeka, KS103 contributions
Family
I was expecting a lot more than what it was. It is inside the teachers museum, which is the only way you can see it. Sorry, but I don't think it is worth the money.
Written September 6, 2015
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Sherry K
Newton, KS7 contributions
Couples
We stopped here actually in Aug. 2013 on the last day of our weekend trip for the rodeo. We enjoyed the wax statues. I loved the Halloween like room the best. My husband enjoyed the Gunsmoke characters.
Written August 7, 2014
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MrsAndre
Cushing, OK141 contributions
Couples
The wax statues were not too great but the historical information about the gunfighters was very interesting. The person at the desk told us some very fascinating stories about people connected to Dodge City.
Written July 3, 2014
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aussiewanderers
Sydney, Australia570 contributions
Couples
Ok, it's a bit corny, and some of it is a little weird (like Dracula & two Presidents featured in a gunfighters museum) but it's worth seeing as general background to the characters you will hear mentioned repeatedly in the history of Dodge City. Not expensive and a combined ticket with the Teachers Hall of Fame (see our seperate review).
Written May 27, 2018
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