Other Sites of Interest

Boot Hill Monument Park 

501 W. Spruce St.

  • Centennial Monument
  • Union Church Bell
  • Ham Bell Monument
  • Oxen Trail Head Monument

Coronado Cross

One mile east of Fort Dodge on Highway 400

  • Coronado 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

Cowboy Sculpture

501 W. Spruce St.

  • Early day pioneer dentist, Dr. O.H. Simpson, sculpted the cowboy sculpture in 1927 to commemorate the Dodge City cowboy era and the cattle drives. Simpson used a live model, Joe Sughrue, to form plaster of paris molds for his sculpture. Sughrue was a former cowboy and later a marshal of Dodge City.

Doc Holliday Sculpture

 Wyatt Earp Blvd. and 4th Ave.

  • Sculpture in honor of dentist, gambler, and gunfighter; John Henry “Doc” Holliday who arrived in Dodge City in early 1878 with paramour Big Nose Kate and practiced dentistry in Room 27 of the Dodge House Hotel. 

Fire Bell  Park

201 Soule St., (1st Ave. and Soule St.)

  • Memorial to Dodge City Firefighters

Gospel Hill Churches

Located north and east of Boot Hill on Spruce and 1st, then on to Central Ave. includes

  • Presbyterian Church, 803 Central Ave.
  • Sacred Heart Cathedral, 905 Central Ave.
  • St. Cornelius Episcopal Church, 1st Ave. and Spruce St.

Western Cattle Trail Markers

The Western Cattle Trail was longer in length and carried cattle for two years longer than the Chisholm.  The  Western Cattle Trail saw over seven million cattle and horses pass through Texas and Oklahoma to railheads in Kansas and Nebraska - an important factor in developing the cattle industry as far north as Wyoming, Montana, and Canada.  Markers are placed throughout Kansas marking the Trail through the State.  Dodge City markers are:

  • Located at Hwy 56 just east of Dodge City Raceway Park entrance
  • Located at El Capitan Sculpture, 2nd Ave. & Wyatt Earp Blvd.
  • Located at Point of Rocks west of Dodge City on Hwy 50/400 at Iron Cowboys Sign

El Capitan Sculpture

2nd Ave. and Wyatt Earp Blvd.

  • El Capitan commemorates the Texas Longhorn that gave Dodge City its place in history as the “Queen of the Cowtowns.” Over 4 million head were driven up the trail to the Santa Fe Railhead in Dodge City.

La Salsa Man

3rd Ave. and Spruce St.

  • La Salsa Man is a 26 feet tall sculpture created by the late actor Dennis Hopper.

Longhorn Park

West Highway 50 and Airport Road

  • A small herd of longhorn cattle graze on prairie grass in a 40 acre park. Dedicated to the millions of wild Texas longhorns driven to Dodge City during the 1870s and 1880s

Matt Dillon Sculpture

400 W. Wyatt Earp Blvd, (Visitor Information Center)

  • Life-sized bronze sculpture of James Arness character, Matt Dillon, from Gunsmoke.

Santa Fe Depot & Sun Dials

101 E. Wyatt Earp Blvd.

  • The largest train depot still standing in the state. Historic tours are available by appointment (620-225-1001). Outside the facility, historic twin sundials have been renovated to show both Central and Mountain time

100th Meridian Storyboard

Central Ave. and Wyatt Earp Blvd.

  • The storyboard describes the importance of the 100th Meridian and the location of the actual marker

Mexican Village Storyboard

207 E. Wyatt Earp Blvd.

  • The storyboard located between the Santa Fe Depot and Central Station Bar & Grill describes the location of the Mexican Village in Old Dodge City

Southwest Kansas Veterans Memorial

14th Ave. and Division

  • Only veterans memorial containing both armed forces and reservists

Stan Herd Mural

3rd Ave. and Spruce St.

  • Modeled from a Fredrick Remington painting, this mural is an excellent example of this famous local artist

Wyatt Earp Sculpture

Central Ave. and Wyatt Earp Blvd.

  • Located across the street from the Santa Fe Depot, a highlight along the Trail of Fame

 Historic Dodge City Walking Tour 

Centennial Park