Relive the Old West Legend of Dodge City Through Exhibits, Education and Entertainment.

Summer Activities

The Boot Hill Museum galleries are open all year long, but in the summer they come to life with many summer activities.

The World Famous Boot Hill Gunfighters

Summer ActivitiesThe World Famous Boot Hill Gunfighters face off on Front Street at high noon and 7pm during the summer season. Fist fights and gunfire portray what you might have witnessed on the streets of Dodge City in the 1870s. Cowboys had been on the trail for months and when they finished their duties on the trail, they were ready to have some fun. However, conflict often arose and you never knew what to expect in the wild and wicked city of Dodge.

Country Style DinnerSummer Activities

Served at 6:00pm each night during the summer* at the Occident Banquet Room, the Country-Style Dinner will not disappoint. The menu includes slow roasted Kansas fed beef, oven fried tators n’ onions, sweet cream & butter corn, creamy coleslaw, biscuits and Grandma Sally’s apple crisp. It will satisfy your craving for a down home country dinner.

*Menu for the Bull Fry and bash July 27th is slightly altered from the regular menu.
Calf Fries, Brisket, Potatoes and Onions, Baked Beans, Coleslaw

Summer ActivitiesLong Branch Variety Show

In 2017 the Long Branch Variety show celebrated its 60th season! Featuring Miss Kitty and her Can Can Dancers, Mr. Beeson and the Singing Bartenders, and more! The Long Branch Variety Show is the longest running seasonal theatrical show in the nation.  The show opens its nightly run on Memorial weekend and offers a special sneak preview for Boot Hill Museum Association members on the previous Thursday. Kick up your heals every night during the summer season at 7:30pm following the Boot Hill Gunfighters showdown on Front Street.

 

 

 

 

Summer ActivitiesOld West Photo Parlor

Dress up in Old West Costumes and pose in one of our sets, complete with themed props. We offer sepia toned photos in many sizes and packages. They are printed on site While-You-Wait in just minutes. Individuals, couples, families and groups. Theme options include the Saloon, complete with bar and piano, Victorian Parlor, and Barn. We have costumes for almost everyone! Open only in the summer months.

 

 

 

 

 

Summer ActivitiesBeatty and Kelley Restaurant and Ice Cream Parlor

During the summer, come in and have a cold Sarsparilla, a banana split, a yummy Lemon Cherry Fizz, or other favorite! Also serving amazing fresh sandwiches and salads! The ice Cream is always cold and the company is always friendly!