Take a step back in time at Boot Hill Museum, where you can see a living history of the American Wild West. Taking its name from the cemetery that once stood in the area--one that was generally reserved for cowboys and figures who died violent deaths--the museum catalogues a variety of topics, events, and people from the history of western expansion. Visit the recreated city street--which often features costumed western characters--and wander its shop fronts, admiring its displays of period buildings and interiors. Browse its extensive collection of more than 60,000 objects pertaining to the era, including Native American artifacts, photographs, firearms, clothing, and personal items from many of the city's past residents. Keep your eyes open and you may even see a re-enacted gunfight or other historical drama right outside. Use our Dodge City online trip itinerary maker to add Boot Hill Museum and other attractions to your Dodge City vacation plans.
Boot Hill Museum reviews
One of the photos from an earlier review makes this place seem much smaller than it is (look at my first photo with a shot along the front of the old town. The admissions and gift shot is in front... more »
I visited alone & took my time & really enjoyed it. Other reviewers were upset the original WOODEN buildings from 1880 weren't still standing. I guess if you know nothing about history you would be... more »
To be perfectly honest, I've never been much of a western person. We came upon this as something different to see while driving across the country. It is worth doing. The all inclusive ticket gave us dinner, a gunfight skit, as well as a variety show at the saloon. The food was spectacular (particularly the brisket). The actors put on a great show. There is also an impressive museum. Highly recommend, even if you aren't a big western fan.
Despite the construction, it was easy to access and visit. We got the combination ticket - the meal was filling, albeit seating was poorly done. It's family style, but too many guests saving seats between them and the next person and no staff members advising them to move down to make room so my fiance and I couldn't sit together for dinner. The shows were both great, and I cannot say enough about how they worked to incorporate everyone in the audience in at some point.
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