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Dodge CityUnited States of America

The lawlessness of Dodge City’s Wild West past stands in stark contrast with the laid-back nature of this charming modern Kansas town today.

In its heyday, Dodge City epitomized the “Wild West.” Daily gunfights arose in the main street, which was lined with saloons and brothels. The city was nicknamed “Queen of the Cowtowns” because of its active cattle trade. Today, the laid-back atmosphere offers a peek into life as it was during the Frontier Days.

Boot Hill Museum offers exhibits to entertain any member of the family. Admire Victorian fashion or look at famous guns used during Wild West days. The Cowboy Hall of Fame tells stories of the region’s most famous, and infamous, frontiersmen. Journey back in time at the Long Branch Saloon, preserved to look exactly as it did in the mid-1800s. Walk along a re-creation of Front Street to experience Dodge City as it was in its heyday.

Boot Hill Cemetery provides a realistic snapshot of the violence of the Wild West. It earned its name because most men were buried with their boots on.

HorseThief Reservoir is the perfect place to bring a picnic. Pack fishing poles and canoes or take a dip in the pristine water. Motorboat access enables waterskiing. Spend a night under the stars at one of the reservoir’s tent or RV campsites.

Dodge City has many parks offering playgrounds and walking trails. On hot days, the Municipal Pool is an ideal place for swimming and sunbathing. Spend several hours at the Wright Park Zoo to observe regional and exotic wildlife.

Watch real cowboys in action at Dodge City Roundup Rodeo. From roping contests to horse shows, this early August experience demonstrates the heart of Western culture. Investigate the historic downtown’s many statues and plaques commemorating the town’s turbulent past.

Drive or fly to the region or take an Amtrak train right into the downtown. Hitch a ride on the Dodge City Trolley for an area tour. Dodge City is filled with shops and restaurants guaranteed to leave both suitcases and stomachs a little more full.

Top Hotels in Dodge City

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dodge City
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dodge City
2.5 out of 5
201 4th Avenue, Dodge City, KS
The price is $89 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1

Situated in Dodge City, this hotel is steps from Long Branch Lagoon and Wright Park Zoo. Wright Park and Boot Hill Museum are also within 5 minutes. Dodge City ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (196 reviews)
Clean and well-appointed

"This hotel was extremely clean, and the rooms well-thought out. There were hangers for coats, a built-in suitcase holder, and LOTS of lighting options, which is amazing, considering most hotel rooms are very dim. Spacious and comfortable! Also felt very safe. Loved how they served hot breakfast with ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2020

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dodge City
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Dodge City
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Dodge City
2.5 out of 5
2400 W Wyatt Earp Blvd, Dodge City, KS
The price is $77 per night from Feb 2 to Feb 3

Situated in Dodge City, this hotel is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Boot Hill Museum and 2.6 mi (4.3 km) from Boot Hill Casino. Long Branch Lagoon and El Capitan are ...

4.1/5Very Good! (812 reviews)

"Room was good. Everything you would expect. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable."…"

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2020

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Dodge City
Dodge House Hotel & Convention Center
Dodge House Hotel & Convention Center
3.5 out of 5
2408 West Wyatt Earp, Dodge City, KS
The price is $48 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1

Situated in Dodge City, this hotel is 1.5 mi (2.5 km) from Boot Hill Museum and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Boot Hill Casino. Long Branch Lagoon and El Capitan are ...

3.3/5 (501 reviews)

"This motel has all the unique charm you would look for while staying in Dodge City. However, the property has become a little outdated and needs some TLC. I hope that this property gets the updates needed because it has so much potential and truly captures the spirit of the old west in Dodge ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021

Dodge House Hotel & Convention Center
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Dodge City

Dodge City KOA
Dodge City KOA
2 out of 5
701 W Park St., Dodge City, KS

Situated in the historical district, this campground is within a 10-minute walk of Long Branch Lagoon, Wright Park Zoo, and Wright Park. Boot Hill Museum is ...

3.6/5Good! (9 reviews)
Great Place!

"This was a great place to stay, especially for the price. I stayed in one of the cabins & it was really nice, new, & clean. The staff was nice. Checking in & out was a breeze. There's a waterpark & the Boot Hill museum along w several restaurants within walking distance."…"

Reviewed on May 18, 2018

Dodge City KOA
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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