Boot Hill Museum - Dodge City
*Boot Hill Museum
Boot Hill Museum is a western-history village museum located on the original site of the cemetery. It is considered one of the top attractions in Kansas.
Life in 1876 Dodge City is interpreted through exhibits and visual programs. A reconstruction of Dodge City in 1876 and old west restorations consists of historic and reconstructed buildings. The one-block reconstruction of Front Street, the business district of Old Dodge City, which was destroyed by fire in 1885, was carefully researched through historic photographs. Historic buildings include an 1879 cattleman's home, the jail from Fort Dodge, a one-room school, and a church (currently under renovation).
The recently renovated exhibits, interpretive programs, and theatrical performances provide a glimpse into the town's early history when it was a buffalo hunters' trade center and, later, a cattle town.
Accredited by the American Association of Museums
The Museum opened thirteen new exhibits in March 2004.
Daily summer entertainment includes living history presentations, stagecoach rides through downtown, gunfight re-enactments, chuck wagon dinner, and a Long Branch Saloon Variety Show is offered every evening Memorial Day weekend through mid-August.
The chuck wagon dinner is available year round for groups by reservation.
Location and Directions
Dodge City, KS 67801
Downtown where Hwys 400 and 56 come directly through the city. Hwy 54 passes just 30 miles S of Dodge City with access via Hwy 400. I-70 access via Hwy 83 from the W or Hwy 283 from the East.
Memorial Day-Labor Day: Mon-Sat 9am-5pm; Sun 1-5pm