Dodge City

“Get out of Dodge” is a phrase from the show: Matt Dillon would chase criminals out of the town, saying, “Get out of Dodge,” referring to Dodge City. 

1. Boot Hill Museum

Boot Hill Museum is located on the original site of Boot Hill Cemetery and highlights the glory days as Queen of the Cowtowns with creative, lively, interactive displays and activities the entire family will enjoy. The collection at Boot Hill Museum includes more than 60,000 objects, photographs, and documents. Most of our collection is from Dodge City’s early days—the 1870s through the 1920s—and actually belonged to original residents of Dodge City.

500 W. Wyatt Earp Blvd., Dodge City, KS 67801
(620) 227-8188

2. Santa Fe Depot

Construction of the Historic Santa Fe Depot was completed in 1898 by the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway. It is a former Fred Harvey Hotel and Restaurant (El Vaquero) and is the largest rail depot building in Kansas. It was renovated to appear as it would have in the 1920s.

101 E. Wyatt Earp Blvd., Dodge City, KS 67801
(620) 225-8186

3. Dodge City Trail of Fame

The Dodge City Trail of Fame, Inc. is part of the Historic Dodge City Walking Tour. This portion of the trail is marked with sidewalk medallions and statuaries to commemorate the many famous and infamous denizens of historic Dodge City. Additionally, many medallions are dedicated to notable movie and television stars that have portrayed famous Dodge Citians.

400 W. Wyatt Earp Blvd., Dodge City, KS 67801
(620) 225-8186

4. Ford County Legacy Center

The Ford County Legacy Center's mission is to preserve the history of all of Ford County and its Communities of Bellefont, Bloom, Bucklin, Dodge City, Ford, Fort Dodge, Howell, Kingsdown, Spearville, Wilroads Gardens, and Wright Windhorst.

310 Gunsmoke, Dodge City, KS 67801
(620) 225-8186

5. Fort Dodge

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.

Posts such as Fort Dodge were critical in ensuring peaceful passage along the Santa Fe Trail, eventual settling of the area, and establishing cities such as Dodge City. In addition to protecting commercial trade routes, Fort Dodge also provided safeguards for frontier communities such as Dodge City, protection from thieves, cattle rustlers, bank robbers, and Indians

E. Hwy 400, Fort Dodge, KS
(620) 225-8186

6. Gunfighters Wax Museum

Visit the Gunfighters Wax Museum and see the life-size wax figurines of famous western personalities like: Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, Doc Holliday, Belle Starr, Davey Crockett, Buffalo Bill, Calamity Jane, Frank and Jesse James, Billy the Kid, Doc, Miss Kitty, Festus, and many, many more!

603 Fifth Ave, Dodge City, KS 67801
(620) 225-7311

7. Historic Walking Tour

Walk the streets of Dodge City and see where history was made.  This tour is self-guided and will take you through the streets of historic downtown Dodge City past multiple locations of interest, storyboards, pole art banners, and the Dodge City Trail of Fame medallions (including James Arness, Ben Bates, as well as sculptures, which include a life-size sculpture of James Arness). Guided tours are available through the Dodge City Trail of Fame.

400 W. Wyatt Earp Blvd., Dodge City, KS 67801
(620) 225-8186

8. Historic Trolley Tour

Hop on the Dodge City Trolley for a trip back to the 1870s. Visit the original locations of the Long Branch Saloon, Gospel Hill, the “deadline”, Front Street and so much more. Tour Fort Dodge, follow the path of the Santa Fe Trail and learn a few colorful stories along the way. This is a great way to get your bearings with an overview of Dodge City. Then you can plot the rest of your visit by adding those locations pointed out on the tour.

400 W. Wyatt Earp Blvd., Dodge City, KS 67801
Phone: (620) 225-8186

9. Santa Fe Trail Rut Site

The Santa Fe Trail served as the pioneer highway from 1821 to 1872 as a link from the east to Santa Fe, New Mexico. The trail allowed traders to move goods across the country safely and easily. Nine miles west of Dodge City you can see the most clearly defined rut trails, still visible after almost 150 years. The site is nestled among the gently rolling hills of the Kansas plains, where the breeze moves the grasses and the peace of nature accompanies this enduring piece of unique history. Don't miss the opportunity to see this rare landmark.

Highway 50/400 (nine miles west of Dodge City)
(620) 227-8188

10. Longhorn Park

A small herd of longhorn cattle graze on prairie grass in a 40-acre park located at the Dodge City Regional Airport entrance. Dedicated to the millions of wild Texas longhorns driven to Dodge City during the 1870s and 1880s, the park setting includes corrals for the longhorns and commemorative signs relaying the history of the famous cattle drives.

Hwy 50 & Airport Road, Dodge City, KS 67801
(620) 225-8186

11. Mueller-Schmidt House Museum
(Home of Stone)

In an 1882 bird’s-eye view of Dodge City, the Mueller-Schmidt House is proudly perched atop a hill northeast of town, alone in its new splendor and surrounded by a yard planted with trees. 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 limestone house in Dodge City, elegant in its simplicity. It can also claim the distinction of being the oldest building in Dodge City that is still on its original site.

112 E. Vine St., Dodge City, KS 67801
(620) 225-8186

12. Murals

Discover Dodge City's vibrant culture and rich history through stunning murals. These beautiful murals preserve Dodge City’s cultural heritage and traditions. Experience the artistry of these murals and be transported to another time and place.

(620) 225-8186

Visit Dodge City

Contact the Dodge City Convention & Visitors Bureau to request a visitors guide or get more information to plan your trip to Dodge City.

400 W Wyatt Earp Blvd., Dodge City, KS 67801

(620) 225-8186