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El Capitan

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Second & Front Streets, Dodge City, KS
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Statue

There are several statues around to use as photo ops. The kids enjoyed posing with them but Dodge... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Vacaymomma02
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Picayune, Mississippi
Lead steer.

In the old West, they always had a lead steer for the other cattle to follow. El Capitan is a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gary R
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Designed by Jasper D'Ambrosi, this bronze monument commemorates the Texas cattle drives during the 19th century.
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good32%
  • Average29%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“longhorn” (4 reviews)
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Second & Front Streets, Dodge City, KS
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are several statues around to use as photo ops. The kids enjoyed posing with them but Dodge City as a whole just doesn't have a lot to offer. We stopped for one day/night on family road trip and that is all you need to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the old West, they always had a lead steer for the other cattle to follow. El Capitan is a symbol of that.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are a number of statues to see and photo opts. Worth walking and looking also there is plenty of information about each one.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a statue of a long horn bull. It stands out in the Boot Hill area. Took picture just for the heck of it.

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Reviewed May 27, 2018

You can stand right next to, or if you are cheeky, probably even mount, this lifesize statue of a longhorn for a photograph. Its only a 10min walk from the visitor centre.

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Reviewed October 29, 2017

Each year during Dodge City Days, the city sponsors a long horn steer drive down Wyatt Earp Boulevard. It's something special to experience. You can get a small taste of how large those animals are by standing next to El Capitan at the dead end...More

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Reviewed September 18, 2017 via mobile

Do not make a special trip to Dodge City Kansas. The whole "Gunsmoke" experience cannot be found unlike what is advertised. It is a very quaint town with sufficient amenities, but for a "cowboy and western" feel - it could not be found. The city...More

2  Thank Sharon C
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Reviewed September 8, 2017

I've passed by this statue since the early '90s but never stopped. After all, it's just a steer. But, I had a rock to drop off (#620rocks) so thought this would be an icon place to put it.

Thank Kimberly M
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Reviewed July 24, 2017

A big statue of a big bull. The trolley tour gave some interesting history about the statue, but it's really not much to see.

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Reviewed July 19, 2017

The bull is just an average statue to go in visit! The kids do love to go and see him when we are down town,

Thank cjevan
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