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Experience the Spirit of the Wild West in Dodge City

by JonPharr

Nestled in the heart of Kansas, Dodge City blends the captivating history of the Wild West with modern-day excitement. This charming destination invites you to embark on a journey that transports you back to the time of cowboys, outlaws, and lawmen. Let us introduce you to the captivating attractions that make Dodge City a must-visit destination.

Begin your adventure at the Boot Hill Distillery, Dodge City’s exclusive craft distillery. As you step inside, you’ll discover the art of creating artisanal spirits and delve into the building’s rich history. Join a guided tour that unravels the secrets behind their craft while immersing yourself in the building’s past roles as City Hall, municipal courtroom, jail, fire department, and more. Afterward, indulge in the flavors of their remarkable “Soil to Sip” spirits in the tasting room. Expertly crafted cocktails highlight the distillery’s expertise. Boot Hill Distillery is a haven for spirits connoisseurs and history enthusiasts.

Next, venture into the immersive world of the Boot Hill Museum, where the legends of the Old West come alive. This captivating museum offers a journey through Dodge City’s past with meticulously curated exhibits and authentic reenactments. With an impressive collection of over 60,000 artifacts, the Boot Hill Museum serves as a beacon of Western heritage and culture. Witness daily gunfights that reenact the city’s notorious shootouts, which earned Dodge City its infamous moniker, the “Wickedest Little City in the West.” Be enthralled by the charm of the Long Branch Variety Show, where Miss Kitty, can-can dancers, and singing bartenders take the stage while you savor a delightful country-style dinner.

For those seeking a dose of excitement, the Boot Hill Casino and Resort await. This vibrant establishment caters to thrill-seekers with 16 table games and a wide array of slot machines (including high-limit machines). Sports enthusiasts need look no further than the DraftKings Sportsbook & Lounge, a haven to enjoy your favorite games. Indulge in delectable cuisine at the Firesides restaurant or unwind at the full-service bar and soak in the lively atmosphere.

Dodge City takes great pride in its place in Wild West history and celebrates the enduring significance of the cowboy in American culture. Legends like Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, and the Masterson brothers once called this city home. Their stories live on through in Dodge City’s attractions and extensive collection of artifacts. Whether you visit during the peak season or the offseason, Dodge City warmly welcomes visitors.

Join us in Dodge City, where history, culture, and entertainment converge to create an extraordinary experience. Immerse yourself in the art of craft spirits at the Boot Hill Distillery, unravel the legends of the Old West at the Boot Hill Museum, and feel the thrill at the Boot Hill Casino and Resort. Let Dodge City be your gateway to an unforgettable encounter with the Wild West.

To plan an unforgettable journey and discover the timeless charm of the Wild West, contact the Dodge City Convention and Visitors Bureau at (620) 225-8186 or check out our website at www.visitdodgecity.org where you can request more information or subscribe to our newsletter. •

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