Dodge City Vacations

The Wild West town of Dodge City had a glorious decade from 1875 to 1886, serving as a home base for hunters and traders. The common pastime soon switched to gambling and lawlessness with the extermination of the buffalo. Coincidentally, the economy today thrives on meat packing. Visitors come to Dodge City to relive a bit of that old cowtown vibe, ... Read more
making tourism a big industry for the city as well.

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Like most of the Midwest, Kansas is prone to extreme temperatures and severe weather, depending on the season. Summers are quite hot, particularly in July and August when temperature highs reach the low 90s ... Read more
Fahrenheit (low 30s Celsius), while winters get very cold, with most of the snow falling in the northwest. Spring and early summer are much like Dorothy’s Kansas in the Wizard of Oz: the state averages 50 tornadoes every year. Other types of severe weather can hit the state as well, including thunderstorms and hail. Perhaps the best time to visit Kansas is in the autumn (September and October) when temperatures are still warm and Kansas City is alive with fall festivals.

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  • 7.0
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St. Petersburg, Florida, USA

Dreary downtown with little to offer. Lots of potential but investment seems to be in parking lots. To park for what? Boot Hill Museum and a small water park make an overnight visit all that's needed.

Recommended for:History Buffs
Denver, Colorado, USA

The train made a stop in Dodge City while I was traveling on Amtrak's Southwest Chief Train Number 4 from Los Angeles to Chicago.

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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We went to the Imel Reunion at Dodge City in the summer of 1986 when Kimberly, my hubby's first born, met Great Aunt Faye, Grandma Grace's sister, who lived with the Freemans.


Get out of this place as soon as you can.

Longdale, Oklahoma
Anchorage, Alaska, USA
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