Part One: Days 1-3
Part Two: Days 4 & 5
Part Three: Days 6-8
6.29.23 Hey y'all. Woke up this morning with no real plan other than to head west. I was slowly making my way to my reason for being out there, but still had a day before I would get there. After consulting the atlas, and essentially flipping a coin, I headed due west-ish toward Dodge City. I had no idea what I was going to do once I got there but I was a solo traveler now! I throw caution to the wind! I laugh in the face of danger! Ahahahahaha. Ahem, anyway. I was a quick hour away and once I got there, I went directly to the visitors center to ask the professional guest directors what they suggested for someone who just has a few hours in town. She suggested the Boot Hill Museum which was just across the parking area.
I went over and checked out the old timey locomotive before heading into the museum. I tell you, the $18 it cost me was so worth every penny. The museum was big and includes more than 60,000 artifacts from the 1870's through the 1920's. Many of them belonged to the original residents of Dodge City. The museum was incredibly educational, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Once you leave the museum you go out to the historic Front Street which is lined with businesses. It was so cute! In the 1970's a school room from 1915 was added to the location, as well as the train depot (which I somehow totally overlooked), an 1880 carriage house/blacksmith shop and an 1879 cattleman's home.
|This guy KEEPS following me.|