Best Known For:
Dodge City, KS is known for a wide range of history and our variety of historically interesting and exciting attractions. It was once home to or visited by Wyatt Earp, Doc Holiday and Big Nose Kate. Dodge City is also known for being the most wicked town in the old west, made famous by the legendary Wyatt Earp and the television series "Gunsmoke."
Year Established: 1872
What is the most surprising fact about your city?
Dodge City is the most windiest city in the U.S. with average wind speed of 13.9 mph.
What is the biggest annual event in Dodge City?
Dodge City Days is a 10-day celebration and is the second largest community festival in the state of Kansas. With approximately 100,000 individuals attending at least one Dodge City Days event, it is a well-known festival throughout the nation. With a western theme, the event highlights include:
- the top-rated Dodge City Days PRCA Rodeo,
- a classic car show,
- numerous country concerts,
- an arts and craft show,
- Kid Fest,
- a professional barbecue contest,
- a bull fry bash,
- a western parade,
- a longhorn cattle drive through town,
- and so much more!
Dodge City Days has won top honors including being named one of the Top 100 events in North America for 2016 by the American Bus Association.
How many family-friendly activities are consistently offered in your community?
There are a wide variety of activities that you and your family can experience when visiting Dodge City. Boot Hill Museum is the most popular attraction with over 20,000 artifacts. Other activities include:
- the Santa Fe Trail Tracks,
- Dodge City Trail of Fame,
- Dodge City Zoo,
- Historic Downtown Dodge City,
- Home of Stone,
- Gunfighters Wax Museum & Kansas Teacher’s Hall of Fame,
- Carnegie Arts Center,
- and many more wonderful sights.
There are over 20 attractions here in Dodge City! Although some sites are only open during a certain time of the year there are always plenty of things available to see and do!
What do you want visitors to discover/visit in Dodge City?
From the old west history at Boot Hill Museum to the fast-paced world of auto racing at Dodge City Raceway Park, we’ve got the right mix to entertain everyone in your group and allow you to discover just what we have here in Dodge City! While you’re here, don’t forget to also check out the first class Boot Hill Casino & Resort, take in show at our live dinner theater at the Depot Theater, or partake in one of the numerous events taking place at the Western State Bank Expo Center and the United Wireless Arena. Come and explore Dodge City!