Planning Your Vacation to Dodge City
By Dodge City CVB on January 9, 2023
If you're planning a vacation to Dodge City, Kansas, you're in for an experience you won't soon forget! This historic town, once known as the "Cowboy Capital of the World," offers a unique blend of Old West charm and modern amenities.
The first thing you need to do is pick your vacation dates. Dodge City remains a popular destination year-round, but if you want to experience some of the town's most popular events and attractions, you'll want to plan your trip during the tourism season, Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.
Next, book your accommodations. Dodge City offers economical motels, extended-stay properties, and family-friendly hotels so you can enjoy your vacation in comfort. Also, four friendly RV parks and campgrounds located conveniently throughout the city, each offering amenities to make your stay as pleasant as possible.
During your trip to Dodge City, you can experience our community’s rich history at one of our many museums and historical sites. The Boot Hill Museum tells the story of the wild west and the history of Dodge City. During the season you can take a can-can lesson, get deputized by the marshal, watch a high noon gunfight, or catch the Boot Hill Varieties, a stage show complete with singing bartenders, can-can girls, and the famous Miss Kitty. The museum also showcases a variety of exhibitions, displays, and events throughout the season.
Finish your day with some local cuisine. Dodge City is cattle country, and the locally sourced beef available at many of our local steakhouses and pubs is second to none. Dodge City also features a wide array of ethnic cuisine from all around the world. Enjoy authentic Thai food, a taste of Italy, sushi, or authentic Mexican cuisine from dozens of sit-down restaurants and a mess of food trucks. We’re confident you will have no problem finding a dish that suits your palette.
A trip to Dodge City is sure to be a memorable one. With its unique blend of history and modern amenities, there's something for everyone in our charming Kansas town. So why wait? Start planning your trip. Contact the Dodge City Visitor Information Center to request a Visitors Guide today!