You’ll find Old West adventure and midwestern hospitality in Dodge City. Located in southwest Kansas, the “Wickedest Little City in the West” has everything you need for the perfect summer adventure. Standing as an icon of the American West, Dodge City boasts a rich history riddled with adventure, intrigue, betrayal, and innovation.
One of Dodge City’s longest-standing attractions is the Boot Hill Museum. Originally founded in 1947 as a community service project by the Dodge City Junior Chamber of Commerce, it has grown into an immersive world where the legends of the Old West come alive. With a massive collection of over 60,000 artifacts, the museum serves as a living testament to the City’s Western heritage and culture. During the summer season, Memorial Day through mid-August, you can catch the twice daily gunfights, where lawmen and rowdy cowboys square off in dramatic vignettes that end with the crack of gunfire and the smell of burnt black powder lingering in the air. In the evening enjoy a fine meal and entertainment during the Long Branch Variety Show. Miss Kitty, can-can dancers, and singing bartenders take to the stage and entertain their guests with charming stories, playful songs, and lively dancing.
Take a guided tour of the Boot Hill Distillery, Dodge City’s exclusive local farmer owned craft distillery, and discover the art of creating artisanal spirits. Along the way, you’ll learn the method behind the distillery’s craft and discover the building’s rich history. After the tour, treat yourself to an expertly crafted cocktail made with the distillery’s “Soil-to-Sip” spirits in their tasting room.
Board the Historic Trolley, departing daily from the Visitor Information Center, for an in-depth exploration of Dodge City’s rough and rowdy history from the first settlers through the present-day agriculture industries that fuels Dodge City’s economy today.
Explore the Mueller-Schmidt House – Home of Stone, Dodge City’s oldest home still on its original foundation. Learn the compelling tale of the only two families that ever owned and resided there. The home serves as an enduring testament to the grit and resilience of the pioneers who made Dodge City the “Cowboy Capital” of the world and a tribute to the craftsmanship and artistry of German immigrants who brought their talents to the American frontier.
Try your luck at the Boot Hill Casino and Resort, featuring hundreds of slot machines, including high limit slots, 16 table games, and the DraftKings Sportsbook & Lounge. Take a break from the action and unwind at the full-service bar or enjoy a hearty steak dinner in the Firesides restaurant.
Start planning your unforgettable adventure by contacting us at (620) 225-8186 or go to www.visitdodgecity.org to subscribe to our newsletter or request more information.