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A May 2007 trip to Dodge City by smallplasticman

McDonalds with a Twist Photo, Dodge City, Kansas More Photos
Quote: A short, 24-hour trip to Dodge City, KS. I was a bit disappointed with Dodge City, but found great places along the way.

Dodge City Kansas

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Overview

McDonalds with a Twist Photo, Dodge City, Kansas
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Usually, Dodge City, KS conjures up images of the Old West in the minds of those who know a little bit about history. It is a place with a rich and violent past that almost defined America in its heyday. Today, Dodge City is a diverse community with not a whole lot there reminiscent of days gone by. Dodge City resembles a lot of cities in the Midwest; there is agriculture, industry, cattle, and small business, but unfortunately, not a whole lot of preserved history. The Boot Hill Museum is a replica of what once stood two blocks to the East. There is a lack of placards and signs on Wyatt Earp Blvd. noting famous gunfights and events, and it almost borders on boring. Dodge City has a huge Hi...Read More

Sarocha's

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Restaurant

Sarocha's Photo, Dodge City, Kansas
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I have a weakness: I love Thai food. Whether it’s in Bangkok, Thailand, or Dodge City, KS, I love and crave authentic Southeast Asian food. I was thrilled, while visiting Dodge City, to have spotted a Thai restaurant on Wyatt Earp Blvd.: Sarocha’s Thai Restaurant. My wife and I settled in to our no-frills motel room just a few blocks from Sarocha’s first and quickly decided on Thai food for dinner. We asked the motel worker about Sarocha’s and she tried to steer us to another Thai restaurant close by. She said they had been in business longer. We did drive to where she had told us, but thank goodness they were closed. We then decided on our first choice, and headed just a few blocks northw...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 28, 2007

Edwards County Historical Society

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Attraction | "Kinsley, Kansas"

Edwards County Historical Society Photo, Kinsley, Kansas
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Not far from Dodge City, KS, at the intersection of Highways 50 and 56, on the west edge of Kinsley, KS, is an important, but not well-known, geographical point of interest and museum. What makes this a unique place is that it is located at an intersection in travel, and is the midway point between San Francisco, CA, and New York. It is exactly 1561 miles from here to both locations. The Edwards County Historical Society, established in 1958, has done a wonderful job of preserving, collecting, and displaying American history. Most of the items here were donated. Although most of the items are local in nature, they tell many stories of life in much of the United States in the 19th and 20...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 29, 2007

Edwards County Historical Society
Midway Park at Hwys 50 and 56
Kinsley, Kansas 67547
(620) 659-2420

Boot Hill Museum

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Attraction

McDonalds with a Twist Photo, Dodge City, Kansas
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The Boot Hill Museum is a non-profit organization committed to preserving Dodge City’s history and that of the Old West. Although only a reconstruction of what once stood two blocks to the east, it is filled with artifacts and exhibits. These alone are worth the price of admission to view. The admission was $7 per adult or $20 for a family the day we visited.The entrance to the museum is located in the gift shop, and this where you buy tickets for the walk through a familiar street in the TV show Gunsmoke.The visitor begins in a small room with an information video and then ascends the famous Boot Hill, which is fenced in and has no bodies buried in its dirt. As the visitor mov...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 3, 2007

Boot Hill Museum

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Peppercorns Restaurant

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Attraction | "Peppercorn's"

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While playing poker with my friends in Tacoma, Washington I had always fantasized about being wealthy enough to fly myself and my friends to Dodge City, Kansas to play poker together. Unfortunately I am not yet wealthy, but I was able to fulfill just a small part of my two-decade fantasy. I was able to play poker in Dodge City. I was able to do this thanks to Peppercorn’s Bar and Grill.My wife and I had just eaten supper at Sarocha’s, on Wyatt Earp Blvd., and were feeling like a drink or two to end the day. We spotted Peppercorn’s between Sarocha’s and our flea-bitten motel, and were glad we stopped in. Our drinks were made well, our server was attentive and quick, despite how busy it was ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 24, 2007

Peppercorns Restaurant
1301 W Wyatt Earp Blvd.
Dodge City, Kansas 67801
(620) 225-2335

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