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Dodge City is a pure definition of the West... a gateway to history that began with the opening of the Santa Fe Train by William Becknell in 1821 and became a great commercial route between Franklin, Missouri and Santa Fe, New Mexico until 1880. Thousands of wagons traveled the Mountain Branch of the trail which went west from Dodge City along the north bank of the Arkansas River into Colorado. For those willing to risk the dangers of waterless sand hills, a shorter route called the Cimarron Cutoff crossed the river near Dodge City and went southwest to the Cimarron River. 

“the longest running cattle town in Kansas”

Boot Hill Museum- features an Old West collection gathered from actual Dodge City businesses of the 1874-1885 era

Dodge City Trolley-tour the streets of Dodge City, see the historic sites of this fascinating town

Fort Dodge Museum and Walking Tour- visit historic Fort Dodge, “the sentinel of the plains”

Gunfighters Wax Museum- see life size wax figures of Old West personalities

Mueller-Schmidt (1881) House of Stone- three- story native limestone house museum, first cattle baron’s mansion of Dodge City

Longhorn Park- features small herd of Longhorn cattle commemorating cattle drives of yesteryear

Marchel Ranch Chuckwagon Dinner & Wild West Show- where the West is fun, combining a chuckwagon dinner and unique Western entertainment

To read more about Dodge City, Kansas - visit their visitors site at

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