Old Cowtown

Hats, Boots & Spurs Yellow Brick Road Trip

Get Along Little Doggies...

The larger-than-life cowboy legends of the Old West were born on the frontier plains and in the cattle towns of Kansas. Wichita grew from a cattle town to the largest city in the state and few towns capture the spirit of the American cowboy like Dodge City. The Old West still lives in Kansas as we keep the cowboy culture alive year-round! 

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Caldwell Listings

Border Queen Museum

(620) 845-6958 5 S Main, Caldwell Map it

Items relating to Caldwell's early days as a "wild and wooly" cowtown along the Chisholm Trail as well as memorabilia from... Learn more

Ghost Riders of the Chisholm Trail Silhouettes

6208456666 412 N Webb, Caldwell Map it
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View life-size iron cattle drive silhouette cutouts located on the authentic Chisholm Trail and Chisholm Trail historical... Learn more

Historical Walking Tour/Historical Signs

6208452145 102 S Main, Caldwell Map it
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Relive cowtown days via 19 historical markers located throughout Caldwell with true stories of the Old West along self-guided... Learn more

Last Chance Bar and Grill

(620) 845-2434 30 S Main, Caldwell Map it

Great steaks in Old West atmosphere located in original stone building with vintage tin ceiling. Open 5:00 p.m. Tues.- Sunday Learn more

Wellington Listings

Chisholm Trail Museum

(620) 326-3820 502 North Washington, Wellington Map it
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Across from the Sumner County Courthouse in downtown Wellington, KS.

Hours of Operation May - November, 1:00 -... Learn more

National Glass Museum

(620) 524-1553 117 S Washington, Wellington Map it
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N.D.G.A. National Glass Museum The NDGA National Glass Museum opened its doors to the public on May 1, 2012. This museum... Learn more

Rocco's Little Italy

(620) 359-1706 107 W. Harvey, Wellington Map it
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Rocco’s Little Italy is situated in historic downtown Wellington. It is rapidly becoming a destination restaurant. A first... Learn more

Wichita Listings

Boot Barn

(316) 946-3600 6501 W Kellogg, Wichita Map it

It's your country, your way at Sheplers and sheplers.com. Shelplers has been providing the largest selection of traditional... Learn more

Hatman Jack's Wichita Hat Works

(316) 264-4881 601 W Douglas, Wichita Map it
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Hatman Jack is known by residents and visitors alike as the hat expert. Whether a top hat or 10-gallon Stetson, he can get... Learn more

Old Cowtown Museum

(316) 219-1871 1865 West Museum Boulevard, Wichita Map it
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Visitors can experience what life was like in an evolving cattle town of the 1870s. Take a wagon ride, stop by the Saloon and... Learn more

Prairie Rose Chuckwagon Supper

(316) 778-2121 15231 NW Parallel St., Benton Map it
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For a truly unforgettable western entertainment experience, the Prairie Rose serves up its lip smacking' all-you-can-eat... Learn more

Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum

(316) 265-9314 204 S Main St, Wichita Map it
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In the heart of downtown Wichita, the Museum is located in the original 1890 City Hall with its 170-foot tall clock tower.... Learn more

Newton Listings

Historic Newton Downtown Walking Tour

(316) 284-3624 201 E 6th St, Newton Map it
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Discover how Newton became one of the most notorious and violent towns from the cattle business in its one-year reign as a... Learn more

Harvey County Historical Museum and Archives

(316) 283-2221 203 N Main, Newton Map it
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Enjoy the permanent exhibit about Harvey County and several galleries featuring rotating exhibits. Visit the 1873 Kellas... Learn more

Kauffman Museum

(316) 283-1612 2801 N Main St, North Newton Map it
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The museum tells the story of the coming of the Mennonites from Europe to the Central Plains in the 1870s, their encounters... Learn more

Prairie Harvest Market & Deli

(316) 283-6623 601 N. Main, Newton Map it
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Located in one of Newton's downtown historical buildings, Prairie Harvest Market and Deli offers fresh food, hard-to-find... Learn more

Abilene Listings

Abilene & Smoky Valley Excursion Train

(785) 263-1077 200 SE 5th, PO Box 744, Abilene Map it
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Using a vintage diesel-electric locomotive, a century-old wooden sided passenger/diner, open air observation cars and a... Learn more

Brookville Hotel

(785) 263-2244 105 E Lafayette, Abilene Map it
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World Famous Family Style Fried Chicken Dinners with all the trimmings - served since 1870 - 4th generation family. Serving... Learn more

Dickinson County Heritage Center

(785) 263-2681 412 S Campbell St, Abilene Map it
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Discover the history of the wild frontier, the days of Tom Smith and Wild Bill Hickok, and the wild and woolly days of the... Learn more

Old Abilene Town

(785) 263-1868 100 SE 5th Street, Abilene Map it
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Relive the Old West in the renovated town. See can-can dancers, gunfighters (weekends) and enjoy a carriage or stagecoach... Learn more

Seelye Mansion & Patent Medicine Museum

(785) 263-1084 1105 N Buckeye Ave, Abilene Map it
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The Seelye Mansion is one of the finest homes in Kansas. A New York architect designed the new home in Georgian style for Dr.... Learn more

Ellsworth Listings

C & R Old West Trading Post

(785) 472-3919 123 N. Douglas Avenue, Ellsworth Map it
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From antiques to Western wear for men, women and children, the Trading Post has it.Widest selection of boots and hats in the... Learn more

Ellsworth Historical Plaza Walking Tour

(785) 472-3059 104 South West Main, Ellsworth Map it
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This walking tour covers the original plaza of this Kansas cattle town known as "End of the Trail." To enable visitors to... Learn more

Pretty Boy Floyd's Steaks & Shine

(785) 472-2183 210 N Douglas, Ellsworth Map it
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Come enjoy fine dining in a unique environment underground in a 30's inspired restaurant. Beef, seafood and so much more. Learn more

Larned Listings

Fort Larned National Historic Site

(620) 285-6911 1767 KS HWY 156, Larned Map it
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Fort Larned is the most complete and best preserved military post of the Indian Wars era on the Santa Fe Trail. The Fort... Learn more

Santa Fe Trail Center Museum and Library

(620) 285-2054 1349 K-156 Hwy., Larned Map it
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A large museum tells the history of the Plains Indians, Mexicans and Americans along the historic route of the Santa Fe... Learn more

Dodge City Listings

Boot Hill Museum

(620) 227-8188 500 W Wyatt Earp Blvd, Dodge City Map it
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A project of Boot Hill Museum and was developed to preserve and honor the life of the Kansas cowboy. The five inductees each... Learn more

Casey's Cowtown Club

(620) 227-5225 503 E Trail, Dodge City Map it

Casey's Cowtown specializes in Kansas steaks and classic American cuisine. Dodge City was beef country in the 1800's and is... Learn more

Moore Ranch

620-826-3649 2933 CRE; R.R. 1, Box 17, Bucklin Map it
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A working Longhorn ranch in southwest Kansas. Visit the ranch and experience the cowboy way of life. Help gather cattle... Learn more

Wild West Heritage Foundation Live Buffalo & Longhorn Exhibit

4000 West Comanche Ave., Dodge City Map it
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The Wild West Heritage Foundation preserves the historical importance of livestock in the Wild West. The main exhibit is... Learn more

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