Tour the Wild West

Tour

In Dodge City we not only embrace our place in wild west history. We celebrate it. We are dedicated to keeping our pioneer spirit alive and maintaining the significance of the cowboy in American culture. Dodge City was called home by some of the most famous lawmen and feared gunfighters of the west, including Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, and the Masterson brothers.

The Original Adventure

ConcertThe legends of the old west come alive at the Boot Hill Museum during live reenactments of the shootouts that earned us the moniker “Wickedest Little City in the West.” The museum features more than 60,000 artifacts of western heritage and culture. During our peak season or by arrangement (Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day), you can also catch the Variety Show with singing bartenders, can-can dancers, and Miss Kitty herself. 

If traveling during the offseason, contact us for assistance in planning your visit. We are happy to provide any support your group needs to have an enjoyable stay.

Musicians and live performers love to play in Dodge City. See big-name acts, breakout country Walking
music stars, staples of classic rock, and international and Latin music sensations at the United Wireless Arena. Also, catch live sporting events, family shows, comedians, motorsports, and more.

Whether looking for a relaxing evening sipping cocktails or a night of gambling and excitement we’ve got you covered. Start the night at the Boot Hill Casino and Resort which features hundreds of slot machines, 16 table games, a full-service bar, and the Firesides restaurant. 

Experience our self-guided Walking Tour through the streets of Dodge City. On your trek, you’ll uncover the Trail of Fame medallions of local luminaries, movie  stars, and famous lawmen and legends of the west.

Stack the Deck with Good Times

ArtThe Depot Theater is one of the largest dinner theaters in the state of Kansas. The 160 seat dinner theater showcases musicals, dramas, and farces served with an appetizing meal with service directly to your table.

Dodge City features two art galleries, the Carnegie Center for the Arts and the 2nd Avenue Art Guild. Both host monthly exhibitions for local and regional artists. Take in public art pieces, including bronze sculptures, pole art banners, and murals.

DistilleryRelish a hand-crafted beer brewed right here in Dodge City while satisfying your hunger with a  brick-oven pizza on hand-stretched dough at Dodge City Brewing. Take a tour of the Boot Hill Distillery and enjoy handmade cocktails featuring their soil-to-sip spirits in their tasting room.

Experience thrilling dirt track racing action at one of America’s premier race tracks at Dodge City Raceway Park.

Visit the Mueller-Schmidt House the oldest home in Dodge City, still on its original foundation. Learn the home’s compelling story. The Santa Fe Trail served as a pioneer highway from 1821 to 1872, and just nine miles west of Dodge City, you can see some of the most clearly defined rut trails, still visible after more than 150 years. Discover the history of Fort Dodge, now a Kansas Soldiers’ Home.

Events to Remember

In April, the Dodge City Raceway Park, a state-of-the-art racing facility located right in the heart of western Kansas, opens for the season.

In May, we celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week and kick-off tourism season. That means you can catch gunfights and the Variety Show at the Boot Hill Museum. Or climb aboard the Historic Trolley for a tour that will transport you back in time. 

Join the fun during Dodge City’s Old Fashioned Fourth of July and enjoy the Fireworks Extravaganza, the largest fireworks display in western Kansas.

The Dodge City Days Festival is a ten-day celebration of Dodge City’s western heritage. The festival begins on the last weekend in July and continues into the first weekend of August with annual events that include the Dodge City Days BBQ Contest, Boot Hill Bull Fry Bash, Western Parade, Longhorn Cattle Drive, Arts & Crafts Show, and the PRCA Roundup Rodeo.

Hub & Spoke

There are many exciting adventures in-store in Southwest Kansas. Visit the Big Basin Prairie Preserve, where the buffalo roam south of Minneola. Take the underground tunnel at the Dalton Gang Hideout in Meade. Travel around the world at the Stauth Memorial Museum in Montezuma. Visit Dorothy’s House and add your name to Yellow Brick Road in Liberal. Visit the “World’s Largest Hand-Dug Well” at the Big Well Museum in Greensburg.

End your days back in Dodge City, where you can enjoy the nightlife with dinner and music at the many steakhouses and pubs. Or catch a show at the museum, enjoy the races at the raceway park, groove to a concert at United Wireless Arena, or play some games at the Boot Hill Casino & Resort.

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