Place

Boot Hill Museum

Nineteenth century style buildings line a grassy open field. A crowd of people gather.
Scene from Boot Hill Museum in Dodge City, KS.

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Quick Facts

Historical/Interpretive Information/Exhibits

The exciting and unique story of early Dodge City is told daily along Front Street at Boot Hill Museum. The area’s rich history dates back to the Native Americans who thrived off the land and the buffalo. The establishment of the Santa Fe Trail brought settlers to the area and introduced the potential of what is known as the Great American Desert. The arrival of the U. S. Army prompted the building of Fort Dodge and soon to follow was the establishment of a rough and rowdy cattle town known as Dodge City. Law and order was soon recognized and Dodge City became a civilized frontier town and a center of commerce on the prairie.

Site Information

Boot Hill Museum is located on the original site of Boot Hill Cemetery and highlights the glory days of the Queen of the Cow towns with creative, lively, interactive displays and activities the entire family will enjoy. Entry Fee.
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Last updated: November 23, 2021