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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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very large statue of a bull

sitting on a slight incline that you can walk up. not sure if your supposed to be on the grass but we did anyway.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 6, 2016
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Hulbert, Oklahoma
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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Cattle, Cattle and more Cattle this is what made Dodge City famous, along with Wyatt, Doc and Bat. This whole town is cool to see!!!

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

This was a great statue to remember that Dodge City was known as a cowtown thanks to the longhorns. You can tell that this town has not forgotten its roots.

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Hulbert, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

sitting on a slight incline that you can walk up. not sure if your supposed to be on the grass but we did anyway.

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Campton, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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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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New Jersey
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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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Kingsport, Tennessee
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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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Spring Hill, Tennessee
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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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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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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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Madeira Beach, Florida
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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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