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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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Kiowa County State Lake

Prior to Tornado Disaster - May 4, 2007
Kiowa County State Lake is a 21 acre lake with fishing, picnic, camping & rest areas.

Greensburg, KS Recreation

The Dalton Gang Hideout & Museum

A modest house and barn on a cottonwood shaded hill are home to an Old West legend. Notorious for robbing trains and banks, the Dalton Gang created a hideout in Meade and built an escape tunnel from the home of their sister, Eva Whipple, to the barn some 95

Meade, KS Museums

Lane County Country Club

Course Access: Public
Holes: 9
Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes This course is continually being maintained by the local volunteer members. This facility takes care of the golfing needs for a community of 1,500

Dighton, KS Golf Courses

Meade Lake Birdwatching

Considered by many the top spot in the central United States for bird watching, the lake area is inhabited by over 300 species. From April 15 to October 15

, KS Birdwatching

C.J. "Buffalo" Jones Statue

The bronze statue on the courthouse lawn was unveiled in September 1978 and dedicated at the July 4, 1979 celebration of Garden City's Centennial. Highlights of Jones'

Garden City, KS Arts

Lake Scott Archaeology

During the Pleistocene epoch, when glaciers came as far west as Lawrence, Kansas, dinosaurs lived in the area now named Lake Scott State Park. Once covered by an inland sea, this area has been the site of many fossil finds dating from 45 million to 140 million years ago.

, KS Archaeology



Buckner Valley Park

Buckner Valley Park is located five and one-half miles west of Jetmore on Buckner Creek. The original dam site on the Buckner Creek was built through the Works Progress Administration (WPA)

Jetmore, KS Recreation

Museum of the Great Plains

Learn about the famed Leoti/Coronado County Seat Fight of 1887. We have a large collection of violins, Marion Bonner fossils, and pioneer and old west artifacts.

Leoti, KS Museums

Montezuma City Park

Enjoy a picnic lunch or simply a relaxing stroll around the park. A shelter house is available for larger gatherings.

Montezuma, KS Recreation


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