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Wild West Country, Kansas

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This is a land of wide-open spaces, of prairie grasslands and flaxen-colored wheat fields that stretch as far as the eye can see. This is the place where the real "Wild West" began. Where buffalo hunters and cattle rustlers stirred up a ruckus in Dodge City, once called the "Wickedest Little City in America." Follow in the tracks of great lawmen like Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson and Doc Holiday. Or track down the 100-year-old secrets of the little town of Meade, where the infamous Dalton Gang once hid out. Wild West Country is a land of big horizons and large-scale wonders, such as Mighty Samson, the largest bridge of its kind in the world. The largest hand-dug well in the world. The largest meteorite of its kind. In Wild West Country, there's room to stretch your legs and your imagination -- with plenty of folklore and generous helpings of hospitality.

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Charlie's Ruts

About four miles east of Lakin on highway 50

Lakin, KS Pioneer History

Fort Dodge

Fort Dodge was established April 10, 1865 by Captain Henry Pierce, 11th Kansas Cavalry, by order of Major General Grenville M. Dodge, commanding the department. Although there is some doubt, the post was probably named for Colonel Henry Dodge, 1st U. S. Dragoons.

Dodge City, KS Forts

Hardesty House

The Hardesty House is a hotel with restaurant and club featuring historical motif. It is listed as one of the 10 best places to eat in Kansas. It is closed on Mondays.

Ashland, KS Historic Buildings

Carnival Heritage Center & Museum

Out of the heartland of America, a farmer decided those wooden horses made more money than farming. In 1908

Kinsley, KS Museums

Historic Northrup Theater

The Northrup Theater in Syracuse opened April 7, 1930 with "Footlights and Fools" starring Colleen Moore. The ornate "art deco" paint job on the interior was added in the forties. The building has been restored and is operated by the Chamber of Commerce.

Syracuse, KS Theatres

Coldwater Country Club

The Coldwater Country Club features a beautiful course that will prove a challenge to every golfer with a unique 10 hole, par 39 course. Elevated grass greens demand a precise short game. Long fairways and water hazards require accurate drives from the tee box. Green fees are just $5

Coldwater, KS Golf Courses


Syracuse Sand Dunes Recreation Park

Syracuse Sand Dunes Recreation Park is 1300 acres of riding fun, plus a 40 acre fishing pond for the family. Water & Electric Hookup Campsites are available for $15.00

Syracuse, KS ORV Areas

Old Greeley County Courthouse

A post rock courthouse was built in Tribune in 1890, at a cost of $20,000. This three-story building was the hub of Greeley County, built on the public square. One of three oldest courthouses in Kansas, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 1975

Tribune, KS Historic Courthouses

Semi-pro Baseball

Elkhart boasts its own semiprofessional baseball team, the Dusters, sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Promising, hopeful players descend on the community each summer to play, practice and live with local families.

Elkhart, KS Recreation

Conestoga Wagon

The Conestoga Wagons were used primarily to haul freight on the Santa Fe Trail and other freight trails. They could handle two tons of goods. The wagon in our displayed in the Museum Comples bears the inscription "Joseph Edgar - 1831". There is a series of 1939

Lakin, KS Pioneer History

Cimarron National Grassland Flora

For the majority of the year, the grassland\'s \"at glance\"

, KS Wildflowers

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