Boot Hill Museum
500 West Wyatt Earp Boulevard, Dodge City, KS, USA
Boot Hill Museum Dodge City Reviews
Boot Hill rebuilt in a more suitable in town sight May 14, 2010
We pulled into Dodge City and stopped at the Visitor’s Center to find out about the location of the famous Boot Hill and find out what else was to see in town. With just a quick look we knew we were in the proper place. About a hundred yards was the entrance to what is now “Boot Hill Museum”. It was fairly late in the afternoon and the lady suggested we hurry over to get in and spend a little while. This is not by any stretch of the imagination what the old west was like back in the 1800s, but a few buildings on an entire block with a fence around the whole place. The ticket office and gift shop is first. Then you have a boot hill area, high on the back corner. Then down to the main recreation of a building that stretches along an entire block and on the front side appears to be old storefronts, saloons, parlors, etc., where inside is a long pathway that weaves through the interior and shows artifacts of the old west. The replication of “Boot Hill”, which were a few wooden headstones some with markings or names, a rope dangling from a tree branch tied into a hangman’s noose was not what we expected. Then as we dropped down some stairs nearer the bottom the grave markers were not any better. We took several pictures and continued into the long museum area. Inside there were many areas of different types, including tribes of the area, the forts of the time, the railroad, the animals, even clothing of the time, including very fancy dresses, and or course lots of guns. There was even an area that covered TV shows like Gunsmoke.
It must have been off season when we were there because there was nothing going on and we were among only about a dozen folks visiting.
Admissions were $10 for adults and $8 for kids. We felt it was way more than it should have been.
Part of the Spring Roadtrip 2010 travel blog
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