Boot Hill Museum
Mission & Vision Statement:
The mission of Boot Hill Museum is to preserve and interpret the Old West through exhibits, education and entertainment reflective of the area’s rich heritage.
Our vision for Boot Hill Museum is to be a recognized destination for our guests to experience the history and relive the legend of Dodge City.
Lots of history, nice exhibits. Enter & Exit via gift shop (of course). Most of the buildings have been restored not original. Try a sarsaparilla soda at the saloon and be sure to ask the piano player to play a tune for you. Visited in October, very windy, but sun was warm.
This was a wonderful experience! You learn a lot while having a blast, It is very family friendly! Lots and lots of info for the history nuts and some grade A root-beer floats at the little diner! I would recommend this to anyone and everyone!
One of the most enter resting places. Great for all ages. The old west was as wild as it gets. Have fun out there. Get your walking shoes out
Took my three grandchildren on a road trip from Texas to my home state of Kansas. We all enjoyed Boot Hill. Brought back a lot of long ago memories. My grandsons really enjoyed the museum.
Every moment we spent at the Boot Hill Museum was so much fun. We got the all-in-one tickets, which include entrance to the museum, a country dinner, and the (kid-friendly!) saloon show. We went to the museum in the morning and played around. You can walk into the saloon an order a cold sarsaparilla, tour the home, church, and other buildings/museum exhibits. They have staff dressed in period dress, and everyone was so pleasant. Our little girls got to be "deputized" in a silly ceremony. They got to put on skirts and learn the can-can on the stage. They got to use a water pump to race rubber ducks. They got to see shootouts playacted with a lighthearted and jokey premise. We chose to dress up to get a period picture taken (cost about $30), but you can still have a great time without doing that. After we had worn ourselves out in the morning we went back to our cabin at the wonderful Fort Dodge RV Resort and relaxed and napped through the hottest past of the day. Then we went back in the evening in time for our country dinner. It was absolutely delicious. The brisket was tender and flavorful and I can never eat creamed corn from a can again, because the creamed corn I had there tasted like it had been cut from the cob hours prior and cooked in a luscious buttery sauce. The saloon show was also so much fun! You can order drinks at the start of it to enjoy during the show. They interact with the crowd so well and go with the flow. There was a young boy in the audience at our show that made unsolicited additions to the show and somehow the actors always had a punchline response for him. The cast made him feel so special and like a part of things without skipping a beat. My kids, although young, were clapping, whooping, and laughing it up. It was so much fun. We probably all together spent $160 for our stop at the Boot Hill Museum. You could do it cheaper than that, but it is such a great thing they are doing there that we wanted to support them by doing period portraits, getting drinks, buying ice cream, a sandwich, trinkets from the gift shop and general store. I know our stop at the Boot Hill Museum will be something my girls remember, and every penny spent there is worthwhile if it means others will get to have the experiences that we did for many years to come.