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20 Top Things to Do in Kansas

The Sunflower State blends rolling prairie, Western drama and city attractions. BOOT HILL MUSEUM AND FRONT STREET, Dodge City, Ks.


The Longbranch Saloon of Dodge City, Kansas looms large in the lore of the Old West. The picture is of the original Longbranch Saloon, taken circa 1880.

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Cattle Feedlot Overlook

DODGE CITY ... I believe the tallest people per capita in the nation..


Wyatt Earp was born on March 19, 1848. He worked in the 1870s as a police officer in Wichita and Dodge City, Kansas, where he befriended the gunmen Doc Holliday and Bat Masterson. He later worked as a guard for Wells, Fargo & Company. By 1881 he had moved to Tombstone, Arizona, living as a gambler and a saloon guard. He died on January 13, 1929 in Los Angeles, California.


An 1877 view of Front Street, the busy main thoroughfare of Dodge City, Kansas, where Wyatt Earp served as a deputy marshal and as a Ford County deputy sheriff, and where John Henry "Doc" Holliday briefly practiced dentistry. It wasn't quite Tombstone...but it was close.