"The End of the Trail - Dodge City" Top 5 Page for this destination Dodge City by basstbn
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Throughout the 1870's and 1880's, Dodge City, Kansas was well-known as one of the wildest towns of the "old west." Thousands of heads of Longhorn cattle were herded all the way from Texas to the railroad terminus at Dodge City, where the tired and lonely cowboys found ways to alleviate their thirst in the city saloons and their lack of female companionship with the dance hall girls. It took stern lawmen like Wyatt Earp to keep the peace. The presence of Boot Hill Cemetery proves that this was not always possible.
- Pros:Interesting look at the old west
- Cons:Isolated location
Boot Hill Cemetery, Museum and a reconstructed 1870's Main Street are the principle attractions. During the summer... more travel advice
Rodeo. A major event in the Rodeo Cowboy Association tour takes place each year in early August at the city rodeo... more travel advice
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