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Day One - Dodge City
Day One 
  • Wyatt Earp Statue9:30 a.m.
  • Find yourself in historic downtown Dodge City at the Visitors Center located at 400 W. Wyatt Earp Boulevard to start your day

Trail of Fame 
The Trail of Fame Walking Tour winds its way through the Dodge City historic district from the newly restored Santa Fe Depot, sundial park, and railroad caboose on the east to the Visitors Center and Boot Hill Museum on the west. Famous and historic western figures memorialized include Wyatt Earp, “Bat” Masterson, “Doc” Holliday, General George A. Custer, “Big Nose” Kate Elder to name just a few. Many of the main cast members of “Gunsmoke” including James Arness, Amanda Blake, Milburn Stone, Ken Curtis, and Buck Taylor are also installed. The current centerpiece of the Dodge City Trail of Fame is the larger than life nine foot bronze statue, “Wyatt Earp, Famous Dodge City Lawman.” 

Dodge City Trolley Narrated Tour 
An old west historical site tour is offered four times daily beginning Memorial Day weekend through August. The hour long tour includes historical sites in Dodge City, goes out through the cattle industry, and out to Fort Dodge. The trolley is a 30-passenger, air conditioned, motorized trolley. Four tours a day are scheduled at:
  • 9:00 am
  • 10:30 am
  • 1:30 pm
  • 3:00 pm

This tour does not stop for visiting each attraction, but give you an overview of what’s available at those locations to plan those you might like to return to for further investigation.

Lunch Break

Tour the Oldest home in Dodge City of Dodge City

Home of Stone
Listed on the National Register of Historic Sites, this three story home was constructed with native stone and features the original furniture shipped to the frontier in the 1880s by its builder John Mueller. One room is filled with memorabilia of pioneer mothers who lived in Ford County, Dodge City, and the surrounding territory. Open June through August, Monday to Saturday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Admission is free, although donations appreciated.  Admission can be made by appointment the rest of the year.

Carnegie Center for the Arts
The Carnegie Center for the Arts stands as a noble tribute to art in architecture. The local landmark with turn-of-the-century flair began as a community gift. It is one of the 1,679 public libraries constructed through the assistance of steel magnate, Andrew Carnegie.

Today, the two story brick building continues a tradition of education and community service as a gallery for traveling exhibits and local art. The Carnegie Center is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Hours of operation are:
  • Tuesday - Friday: 1:00 to 5:00 pm
  • Saturday: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • Sunday: Closed

The center is closed for the month of January. Free admission, donations appreciated. 

Kansas Teacher's Hall of Fame 
The Kansas Teacher’s Hall of Fame, the first of its kind in the United States, is dedicated to early and present day teachers who have devoted their lives to this fine profession. Visitors may view the Hall of Fame gallery, including pictures and information about each inductee since 1977. The museum showcases books, desks, and other items from early classrooms. Open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sundays from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm from Memorial Day to Labor Day.  After Labor Day until the next Memorial Day open Thursday - Saturday 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Gunfighter's Wax Museum
Located just upstairs from the Kansas Teacher’s Hall of Fame is the Gunfighter’s Wax Museum. It features the likeness of such famous people as Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, Davey Crockett, Sitting Bull, and former President John F. Kennedy, to name a few. An exhibit of members of the “Gunsmoke” television series is also featured. Open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sundays from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm from Memorial Day to Labor Day.  After Labor Day until the next Memorial Day open Thursday - Saturday 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Tour the Boot Hill Museum and then enjoy a chuck wagon dinner, gunfight re-enactment, and variety show. 

Historic Front Street 
Old Dodge City, which includes Boot Hill Museum and Historic Front Street, is an accredited western history village museum located on the original site of Boot Hill Cemetery in downtown Dodge City. Life in the 19th century is interpreted through audio-visual programs, exhibits, a reconstruction of Dodge City in 1867 restorations, and living history demonstrations. Exhibits in the Boot Hill Museum include an extensive old west gun collection, Boot Hill Cemetery, where unfortunate victims of the early days of lawlessness were buried, Fort Dodge jail, one of several original buildings at the fort still in existence, a one-room school, and the 1878 Hardesty House, a restoration of a Victorian era cattleman’s home. Other 19th century business exhibits include a general store, cigar store, dry goods store, barber shop, two saloons, drug store and doctor’s office, hardware store and saddlery, gunsmith, printing office, railroad depot, and blacksmith.

Entertainment at the museum is daily during the summer season. Some of the summer activities include first person interpretations, gunfights, and the Long Branch Saloon Variety Show featuring Miss Kitty and the can-can dancers.
From Memorial Day to Labor Day, visitors enjoy two gunfight re-enactments each day at high noon and 7:00 pm.

Try your luck at the Boot Hill Casino for the evening.

Head back to the bunk house to rest up for another day!