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About Dodge City

About Us

We are delighted you are considering visiting Dodge City.  The Dodge City Convention & Visitors Bureau would like to welcome you to Dodge City – the Wickedest Little City in the West.  Once you have arrived in Dodge City, you’ll want to stop at the Visitor Information Center, located at 400 W. Wyatt Earp Boulevard (Highway 400) for information, brochures and a rest stop before seeing all of our Old West attractions.

Attractions

Boot Hill Museum -Gunfight ReinactmentBoot Hill Museum
500 W. Wyatt Earp Blvd.
620-227-8188
www.boothill.org

Located at Front Street & Fifth Avenue, facing Wyatt Earp Blvd., is an accredited western history museum located on the original site of Boot Hill Cemetery in downtown Dodge City.  Life in the 19th century is interpreted through audio-visual programs, exhibits, a reconstruction of Dodge City 1876 and old west restorations.  Daily summer entertainment includes living history displays, gunfight re-enactments, and a Long Branch Saloon Variety Show is offered every evening beginning Memorial weekend through mid-August.  (The Long Branch Variety Show and dinner are available year-round for groups by reservation.)  Admission is charged.  The Museum is open year-round, daily.  Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.  Memorial Day to Labor Day hours are 8:00 AM. to 8:00 PM.  Off Season hours are 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Saturday, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Sunday.

Boot Hill Casino exteriorBoot Hill Casino & Resort
4000 W. Comanche
(620) 682-7777 or (877) 906-0777
www.boothillcasino.com

Saddle up and head for legendary Dodge City, Kansas the home of Boot Hill Casino & Resort.  If you’re a stranger, you’ll be greeted like a friend – and feel like one too.  Designed to recreate the feeling of the elegant old west, this casino is one of a kind.

Try your luck and hit it big on some of the hottest slots in Kansas.  Enjoy 800 slot machines and 18 table games including Blackjack, craps, roulette, and poker.  Limit and no limit games available.

Within walking distance to the Casino is the new Hampton Inn & Suites with 108 rooms including luxury suites.  Also adjacent is the United Wireless Arena and Boot Hill Casino & Resort Conference Center with exciting events to entertain you as well.

brass-logoBoot Hill Distillery
501 W. Spruce Street
(620) 371-6309
boothilldistillery.com

Born from a barrel. Forged in the dust.
Boot Hill Distillery is Kansas’ only soil-to-sip distillery. Owned by three western Kansas farmers, Boot Hill Distillery offers authentic spirits, handcrafted cocktails and weekly tours. Call today for tour information!

Carnegie Arts Center
701 N. Second Avenue
620-225-6388

Located at 701 N. Second Avenue, this restored Andrew Carnegie Library building now features a variety of art exhibits.  The building is on the National Register of Historic Sites and boasts an unusual classical architectural design.  The Center is open Tuesday through Saturday 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM; closed Sunday and Monday.  Free Admission

Depot Theater Company & Santa Fe Depot
201 E. Wyatt Earp Blvd.
620-225-1001
www.depottheaterco.com

The Depot Theater Company offers live stage entertainment year-round.  Productions are held in the Depot Theater and the Homestead Theater featuring comedy, drama, farce, musicals and Youth Theater.  Conveniently located in the historic Santa Fe Depot Complex at 101-201 E Wyatt Earp Blvd.  Tours of this historic facility are also available.

Dodge City Brewing
701 Third Avenue
620-371-3999
http://dodgecitybrewing.com/

New to Dodge City this summer is Dodge City Brewing. The brewery is the first of its kind in Dodge City and offers brick-oven pizza alongside 6 hand-crafted beers. The brewery opened in July 2017 and is part of several new constructions and renovations happening in Dodge City’s historic district.

DCRPDirt trackDodge City Raceway Park
11322 110 Road
620-225-3277
www.dodgecityraceway.com

This facility is one of the country’s finest 3/8 mile dirt racetracks.  The National Sprint Tour and World of Outlaws races are two of the featured events at this track.  Racing season runs April through October.

Dodge City Roundup Rodeo
DCRR steer roping 300
608 S. 14th Avenue
620-225-2244 or 866-327-6336
www.dodgecityroundup.org   

A ProRodeo Hall of Fame Event is 6-day event that ends the first Sunday of August, during Dodge City Days.  Other events at this facility include horse shows, roping events, concerts and more.

DC Trail of Fame Dennis WeaverDodge City Trail of Fame
Historic Downtown Dodge City
620-561-1925
www.dodgecitytrailoffame.org

The Trail winds its way through the Dodge City historic district from the newly restored Santa Fe Depot, sundial park and railroad caboose on the east to the Convention and Visitors Bureau and Boot Hill Museum on the west.  Famous and historic western figures memorialized include Wyatt Earp, “Bat” Masterson, “Doc” Holliday, Gen. George A. Custer, “Big Nose” Kate Elder to name just a few.  Many of the main cast members of “Gunsmoke,” including James Arness, Amanda Blake, Milburn Stone, Ken Curtis and Buck Taylor are also installed.  The current centerpiece of the Dodge City Trail of Fame is the larger than life “Wyatt Earp, Famous Dodge City Lawman.”  This 9′ bronze statue, by Mary Spurgeon, is located on the northeast corner of Central Avenue and Wyatt Earp Boulevard.  Guided tours available by special arrangement.

Wright Park Zoo  011Wright Park Zoo
71 N. Second Avenue
620-225-8163

Located in Dodge City’s largest park, Wright Park, the zoo is open daily 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Saturday and 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Sunday, except during inclement weather.  Free Admission.

Fort Dodge
Highway 400
(620-227-2121)

Long before Dodge City was a hustling, bustling cattle town, Fort Dodge was established to protect railroad workers and travelers on the Santa Fe Trail from the Plains Indians.  Today the Fort is utilized as a retirement community and nursing facility for retired Kansas veterans. A historic library and self-guided walking tour tells the fort’s history to visitors.  Many of the original buildings are still in use.  The Fort is located 5 miles east of Dodge City on Highway 400.

Wax Museum  Doc & FestusGunfighters Wax Museum
603 5th Avenue
(620) 225-7311
www.teachershallfamedodgecityks.org

Visit the Gunfighters Wax Museum, located adjacent to Boot Hill Museum and inside the Kansas Teachers Hall of Fame, at 603 Fifth Avenue and see the life-size wax figurines of famous western personalities like: Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, Doc Holliday, and many more!  Open May – September.

red trolleyHistoric Trolley Tours
400 W. Wyatt Earp Blvd.
(620) 225-8186  or 800-OLD-WEST
www.visitdodgecity.org

Hop on the air-conditioned Dodge City Trolley for a one hour, narrated tour of our historic sites. Tickets are sold at the Convention & Visitors Bureau.  Summer Hours (Memorial Day – Labor Day)  Tours at 9:00 AM, 10:30 AM, 1:30 PM & 3:00 PM.  The trolley is also available for rent for special occasions.

Kansas Teachers’ Hall of Fame
603 5th Avenue
(620) 225-7311
www.teachershallfamedodgecityks.org

The Kansas Teachers’ Hall of Fame is the first one of its kind in the United States. It is dedicated to the early and present day teachers who have devoted their lives to this fine profession.  Located adjacent to Boot Hill Museum, the Hall of Fame is open May to September. Admission is $8 for 13 yrs. and older. $4 for 6-12 yrs. Children 5 yrs and under are admitted free. Call for special rates for school groups.

 KS HeritageKansas Heritage Center
1000 N. Second Avenue
(620) 227-1616
www.ksheritagestore.org

The Heritage Center offers resources for teachers and anyone interested in the history of Kansas, the Old West and the Great Plains.  Historical Exhibits are also on display.  The Heritage Center sells Kansas and Dodge City items as well.

Liberty Garden
71 N. Second Avenue

Located in historic Wright Park, Dodge City’s Liberty Garden was designed as a place of remembrance and solitude.  Dodge City is honored to be the first community in Kansas to receive a portion of the World Trade Center. The 4-foot section of steel is placed under the U.S. Flag and between two 110 inch replicas of the twin towers. The 1,200 lb. piece of steel was recovered from Ground Zero in New York City.  Liberty Garden also features a portion of the Pentagon building at the crash site of 9-11, and authentic rock from the field in Pennsylvania where flight 93 crashed.  Dedicated on September 11, 2002, the Liberty Garden is open to everyone as a place of reflection and honor.

longbranchLong Branch Lagoon Water Park
111 4th Avenue
620-225-8156
www.lblagoon.com

Long Branch Lagoon, the western themed water park in Dodge City features over 27,000 square feet of water surface full of fun and exciting family aquatic adventure. Positioned in Wright Park and the downtown Heritage District, Long Branch Lagoon is close to the famed Boot Hill Museum, historic downtown and the Santa Fe Depot. So come and enjoy a day or several days and experience all Dodge City has to offer.

Mueller Schmidt HouseMueller-Schmidt House
112 E. Vine
(620) 227-6791

Built to be one of the most splendid homes in Dodge City, Ford County’s “Home of Stone” lives up to this, even today. It remains the lone stone house in Dodge City, elegant in its simplicity of line. It can also claim the distinction of being the oldest building in Dodge City that is still on its original site.  The House is open to the public June-August and is free of charge. Donations welcome.

Old Dodge Photo Parlor
214 ½ W. Wyatt Earp Blvd.
(620) 225-2929
www.olddodgephotoparlor.com

Located in historic downtown Dodge City, specializing in 1880s style photography, this is a must stop location. Many folks over the years have made their trip to Dodge City much more memorable by having their photos taken in the style and dress of the old west by visiting Old Dodge Photo Parlor.

Santa Fe Trail RutsSanta Fe Trail
(620) 227-8188

Tracks of the original wagon trail used by pioneers from 1821 to 1872 are located nine miles west of Dodge City on US 50. This site, which contains the largest continuous stretch of clearly defined tracks along the entire route of the trail, is easy to reach. — watch for the “Historic Marker” signs.

Second Avenue Art Guild
608 N. Second Avenue
www.2ndaveartguild.com

Dodge City’s newest art gallery and premier artist operated guild has original artwork by regional artists working in ceramics, glass, pastels, drawings, sculpture, photography, wood, jewelry, acrylic and oil.

UWA Arena Trade ShowUnited Wireless Arena
4100 W. Comanche
(620) 371-7390
www.unitedwirelessarena.com

Dodge City’s state-of-the-art multipurpose facility built for the community. The Arena hosts concerts, sporting events, family shows, motorsports, trade shows, rodeos, equestrian events and community events. There’s something for everyone in the event lineup.

With the capability of ice floors for hockey, ice skating season generally starts in September and ends in December. Skating is scheduled open to the public during this time and skates are available for rent.

The United Wireless Arena houses 12 private suites. Suites are leased annually and the United Wireless Arena house suite is available for lease on an event-by-event basis. The Arena also houses 150 premium loge seats on the suite level of the arena available for lease on an annual basis, with a few available for lease on a per event basis.

The Boot Hill Casino & Resort Conference Center at United Wireless Arena features 7,000 square feet of meeting space, with multiple room configurations to accommodate a wide variety of events, large and small.  The facility has a large banquet room, approximately 7,000 square feet of conference/meeting space. This room can be divided into 6 separate spaces. The Arena also offers 4 small meeting rooms on the suite level.

Wind FarmSpearville Windfarm
Spearville, KS
From Dodge City-17 miles east on US Hwy 50

One of the area’s largest ‘field’ of graceful giants on the Kansas Prairie.  A kiosk is located just off US Hwy 50 on the north in Spearville to describe the efforts of this fascinating energy gathering operation.  The windmills can be seen for miles on the wide open land of southwest Kansas.

Windthorst’s Immaculate Heart of Mary Church
10845 131 Spur, Spearville, KS 67876
From Dodge City-22 mi. east on US Hwy 50, approx. 6 mi. south
(620) 659-3470
www.windthorstheritage.org

Built in 1911 to 1913, the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Windthorst is a beautiful church from the early 20th century.  At the 1913 dedication, it was declared as one of the finest buildings in western Kansas.  Bishop Hennessy told the congregation at the dedication mass and ceremony “that they had erected one of the greatest tributes of gratitude and faith in the west.” Open Daily 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM free of charge, this beautiful building, on the National Register of Historic Places, is worth the trip off the beaten path to see.

Contact Us

Our Address
400 W. Wyatt Earp Boulevard
Dodge City, KS 67801

Our Phone Numbers
• Ph: (620) 225-8186
• Ph: (800) 653-9378 [800-OLD-WEST]
• Fax: (620) 225-8268

Email requests: cvb@dodgecity.org

Links

Long Branch Lagoon
Boot Hill Casino & Resort
City of Dodge City  
Depot Theater Company 
Dodge City Area Chamber of Commerce
Dodge City Days 
Dodge City/Ford County Development Corporation 
Dodge City Law Arena Football                  
Dodge City Raceway Park                               
Dodge City Roundup Rodeo                          
Dodge City Trail of Fame                                 
Ford County Historical Society                   
Horse Thief Reservoir                                       
Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Windthorst                                   
Kansas Heritage Center                                                    
Kansas Teacher’s Hall of Fame                  
Legends Ball Park                                                
Dodge City Sports                              
Moore Ranch                                                          
Travel Kansas                                                         
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