DODGE CITY DAYS
For two weeks each year, at the end of July through the first part of August, the population of Dodge City swells from 30,000 people to more than 100,000 for the city’s annual celebration: Dodge City Days. For more than 60 years, the Dodge City Area Chamber of Commerce, along with community leaders, have hosted the festival to celebrate Dodge City’s great Western heritage. This second-largest annual community event in Kansas is a nationally known 10-day festival. Dodge City Days 2023 will run from July 27 through August 6.
For more information, visit www.dodgecitydays.org
The 3i SHOW, an Agri-Business Showcase, salutes industry, implements and irrigation. It hosts live demonstrations, presentations, and exhibits from across the United States and Canada displaying agricultural equipment and services and providing information to help visitors with their farm and ranch buying decisions. The 2023 3i SHOW will be held March 16, 17 and 18.
DODGE CITY CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU VISITOR INFORMATION CENTER
Dodge City lets you relive a legend and offers the perfect retreat for a productive meeting, with the Old West’s charm and excitement nearby. The Visitor Information Center is a great resource to help plan your stay and get information about all the things to see and do in and around Dodge City.
400 W. Wyatt Earp Blvd.
(620) 225-8186 | 1-800-OLD-WEST
Winter | Mon- Fri: 7:30AM – 5:30PM
Summer | Sun- Sat: 7:30AM – 6:30PM
BOOT HILL MUSEUM & FRONT STREET
The museum transports you to the dusty streets of the 1870s and 1880s. Historical exhibits illustrate the life and times of early Dodge City and its unique characters and thriving economy. Admission is charged. Open daily all year except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.
500 W Wyatt Earp Blvd.
Winter | Mon-Sat: 9AM - 5PM, Sun: 1PM - 5PM
Summer | Sun-Sat: 8AM - 8PM
KANSAS TEACHERS HALL OF FAME & GUNFIGHTERS WAX MUSEUM
The Kansas Teachers’ Hall of Fame is the first of its kind in the United States. It is dedicated to the early and present-day teachers who have devoted their lives to this fine profession. The wax museum offers life-size wax figures of famous Western personalities. Open June to Labor Day.
603 Fifth Ave.
Summer | Mon - Thur: 10AM - 5PM, Fri: 10AM - 1PM, Closed Saturday & Sunday
Also known as the “Home of Stone,” this three-story native limestone house was built in 1881 and is the oldest building in Dodge City still on its original site. Open Memorial Day to Labor Day or by appointment during winter. Donations appreciated.
112 E. Vine
Summer | Mon-Sat: 9AM - 5PM, Sun: 1PM - 4PM
2ND AVENUE ART GUILD
The 2nd Ave Art Guild is comprised of a group of area artists who are dedicated to creating a greater awareness of the visual arts. Stop in Friday, Saturday, and Sundays to visit the gallery (12PM - 5PM). Guild members from the Dodge City area create all artwork. The 2nd Avenue Art Guild is a proud partner of “Final Fridays” – a monthly event that celebrates arts, entertainment, food and drink in Dodge City!
608 N. 2nd Ave
Year-Round | Fri-Sun: 12PM - 5PM
BOOT HILL CASINO & RESORT
Boot Hill Casino & Resort, located in world-famous Dodge City, Kansas, is home to the first state-owned and operated casino gaming in Kansas. Boot Hill Casino features hundreds of slot machines and 16 table games, including Blackjack, Craps, Ultimate Texas Hold’em, Mississippi Stud, TriLux, 3-Card Poker, and Roulette. Must be 21 to enter!
4000 W. Comanche St.
Year-Round | Sun-Sat: All Day
BOOT HILL CASINO & RESORT CONFERENCE CENTER
The Boot Hill Casino & Resort Conference Center, adjacent to United Wireless Arena, features six sectioned rooms that can be combined into one 7,200 square foot grand ballroom, able to comfortably hold 600+ people. The rooms can be configured to accommodate many events, from wedding receptions to corporate training. In-house catering provides an extensive menu prepared by the conference center’s award-winning chef.
4100 W. Comanche St.
BOOT HILL DISTILLERY
Built-in the former Dodge City Municipal Hall, the Boot Hill Distillery has absolute control over its products. 100% of the grain used to produce all its spirits is grown by the Distillery. Boot Hill Distillery prides itself on its hand-crafted, soil-to-sip experience. Tasting room experiences and tours are available seasonally, call for details. Under 21 allowed into the facility if accompanied by 21+.
501 W. Spruce St.
Tasting Room & Cocktail Lounge
Wed-Sat: 3PM - 11PM
CARNEGIE CENTER FOR THE ARTS
This unique art center in historic downtown Dodge City originally was an Andrew Carnegie Library and is now home to the Dodge City Arts Council. The center provides gallery space and a small gift shop for local artisans.
701 Second Ave.
Year-Round | Tues-Fri: 1PM - 5PM
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DODGE CITY BREWING
The first craft brewery in southwest Kansas, located in historic downtown Dodge City. With a taproom featuring up to eleven handcrafted beers in a variety of styles, the brewery also features brick-oven pizza with house-made, hand-stretched dough, and house-made red sauce.
701 3rd Ave.
Year-Round | Wed-Fri: 4PM - 10PM, Sat: 11AM - 10PM,
Sun: 11AM - 8PM
DODGE CITY RACEWAY PARK
3/8-mile dirt track hosts an impressive race schedule from April thru October.
11322 110 Rd.
Begins the first Saturday in June until the first frost. Open every Saturday from 7AM – 12PM Located along Front Street between 2nd & 1st Ave in downtown Dodge City. Produce & products, made, baked & grown locally.
Summer | Sat: 7AM - 12PM
HISTORIC TROLLEY TOURS
Hop on the Dodge City Trolley for a climate-controlled, one-hour narrated tour of Dodge City’s historic sites. Tours are available daily from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day. Contact the Visitor Information Center to confirm times and availability. The trolley is also available to rent for special occasions.
400 W. Wyatt Earp Blvd.
(620) 225-8186 or 800-OLD-WEST
KANSAS HERITAGE CENTER
The Kansas Heritage Center is a resource center on the history of Kansas, Dodge City, and Old West. It includes a library and admission is free.
1001 N. 2nd Ave.
Year-Round | Mon-Fri: 9AM - 7PM | Sat: 9AM - 5PM
LONG BRANCH LAGOON WATER PARK
Over 27,000 square feet of surface area full of fun and exciting family aquatic western themed adventure await.
111 4th Ave.
Summer | Mon-Sat 12PM - 7PM, Sun: 12PM - 6PM
SANTA FE DEPOT & SUNDIALS
The Santa Fe Depot is the state’s largest train depot still standing and is the home of the Dodge City Area Chamber of Commerce, Dodge City Convention and Visitors Bureau, Dodge City/Ford County Economic Development Center, AMTRAK, Public Transportation, and Depot Theater. Outside the facility, historic twin sundials show Central & Mountain Time.
201 E. Wyatt Earp Blvd.
UNITED WIRELESS ARENA
With a seating capacity of 3000, this 17,000+ square foot state-of-the-art multipurpose facility can host concerts, sporting events, family shows, motorsports, trade shows, equestrian events, and community events.
4100 W. Comanche St.
WESTERN STATE BANK EXPO CENTER
Offering one million square feet of outdoor exhibition space, an indoor arena, and a 90,000 square foot exhibition hall with heated concrete floors, this facility can host a variety of shows and events. The Western State Bank Expo is home to the 3i SHOW, a premier agribusiness trade show.
11333 Hwy. 283
WRIGHT PARK ZOO
The zoo is temporarily closed while undergoing massive renovations as part of its master plan.
71 N. 2nd Ave.
100TH MERIDIAN MARKER
The marker’s storyboard describes the 100th Meridian’s importance and location.
Central Ave. and Wyatt Earp Blvd.
BAT MASTERSON SCULPTURE
Located at the Mueller-Schmidt House (Home of Stone) is a life-sized sculpture of the famous buffalo hunter, gambler, lawman, sportswriter, and army scout, William Bartholomew ‘Bat’ Masterson. Dedicated during the Founder’s Weekend in the summer of 2022, the sculpture is placed at the Home of Stone because of Masterson’s connection to the home, where he attended a housewarming party in 1881.
112 E. Vine St.
CATTLE FEEDLOT OVERLOOK
The overlook offers a view of the cattle industry today – one of the largest operations in Southwest Kansas.
Highway 56/283, 2½ miles east of Dodge City
The cross marks the spot where Francisco Vasquez de Coronado, a Spanish explorer, is said to have crossed the Arkansas River in search of the fabled ‘Cities of Gold” in 1541.
1 mile east of Fort Dodge on HWY 400
Concrete sculpture of Marshal Joe Sughrue erected in 1927.
501 W. Spruce St.
DOC HOLLIDAY SCULPTURE
A life-sized sculpture of John Henry “Doc” Holliday seated at a card table resides in front of the Boot Hill Museum and the Visitor Information Center.
4th Ave. & Wyatt Earp Blvd.
DODGE CITY AREA WOMEN’S CHAMBER - ROSE GARDEN
The memorial/commemorative garden was dedicated on July 16, 1987, on the Dodge City Community College campus with a wide variety of hybrid roses.
DODGE CITY TRAIL OF FAME AND BRONZE SCULPTURES
This self-guided walking tour of the City’s bronze statues and medallions honoring real and fictional characters from its “wild west” past, located throughout downtown, will take visitors to bronze statues of Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, and Matt Dillion and medallions honoring famous Dodge Citians and fictional characters played by the likes of James Arness, Buck Taylor, Amanda Blake, Errol Flynn, Hugh O’Brien, and many more.
Downtown Dodge City
EL CAPITAN SCULPTURE
The bronze sculpture commemorates the 1875-1885 Texas cattle drives to Dodge City.
510 N. 2nd Ave.
FIRE BELL PARK
The original fire bell retrieved from the old City Hall is on display in a place of honor with plaques memorializing Dodge City’s firefighters.
201 Soule St.
FORT DODGE & KANSAS VETERANS CEMETERY
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. Today, the Fort is used as a retirement community and nursing facility for Kansas veterans. A historic library and self-guided walking tour tell the fort’s history. The museum and library are open daily from 1 PM to 4 PM. Admission is free.
East Highway 400, 5 miles east of Dodge City
GOSPEL HILL CHURCHES
North and east of Boot Hill: Presbyterian Church – 801 Central, Sacred Heart Church – 905 Central, St. Cornelius Church – First and Spruce.
IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY CHURCH
Located in Windthorst, Kansas
By appointment only - Mon-Fri: 9AM - 5PM
LA SALSA MAN
La Salsa Man is a 26 feet tall sculpture created by the late actor Dennis Hopper. The Carnegie Center for the Arts and the Dodge City Area Arts Council accepted the donation from the Dennis Hopper Art Trust on April 15, 2013.
3rd Ave. and Vine.
Liberty Garden honors those touched by the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on America. Dodge City is honored to be the first community in Kansas to have received part of the World Trade Center. On display is steel from Ground Zero, a piece of the Pentagon’s limestone, and sandstone from the hemlock grove in Shanksville, Somerset County, Pennsylvania.
71 Second Ave., Wright Park
The park, located at the entrance of Dodge City Regional Airport, features a small herd of longhorn cattle commemorating Dodge City’s role in the cattle drives.
Airport Road and Highway 56/283
MATT DILLON SCULPTURE
Dodge City’s newest sculpture is of the James Arness Gunsmoke character, Matt Dillon. The bronze sculpture is located in front of the Visitor Information Center and stands 6’7” tall, the same height of Arness.
400 W. Wyatt Earp Blvd.
MEXICAN VILLAGE STORYBOARD
Located between the Santa Fe Depot and Central Station Bar & Grill on east Wyatt Earp Blvd, is a storyboard commemorating a Village within Dodge City.
100 E. Wyatt Earp Blvd.
SANTA FE TRAIL TRACKS
These tracks of the original wagon trail, used by pioneers from 1821 to 1872, are 9 miles west of town. The area is listed on the National Register of Historic Sites and contains the largest continuous stretch of clearly defined tracks along the trail’s entire route.
West Highway 50/400, 9 miles west of Dodge City
SOUTHWEST KANSAS VETERANS MEMORIAL
Located outside of the VFW, this is the only Veterans Memorial containing both armed forces and reservists.
909 13th Ave.
STAN HERD MURALS
Stan Herd was born in Protection, KS, in 1950. From an early age, he was interested in drawing and portraying life in rural America. He attended Wichita State University on an Art scholarship. After college, Herd returned to his agricultural roots by pioneering an art form called Crop Art. Along with the attention Herd has received for his Crop Art, he has been recognized for his mural works throughout the United States. Some of Herd’s murals can be seen throughout the community at the First National Bank Building, National Beef Packing Plant, and in the pocket park near La Salsa Man.
619 Second Ave.; 2000 E. Trail St.; 3rd & Vine
WYATT EARP SCULPTURE
An eight-foot bronze sculpture of the famous Dodge City Lawman is the centerpiece of the Trail of Fame.
Central Ave. & Wyatt Earp Blvd.