True West Magazine has recently announced Dodge City is ranked #6 among True West Magazine’s 2019 Top Western Towns!

News Release Contact: Senior Editor Stuart Rosebrook
True West Magazine 480-820-5545 / [email protected]

Dodge City, KS Honored as Top True Western Town by True West Magazine!
Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson walked the streets of Dodge—and helped enforce the
law–when it was a whiskey-soaked cattle town, a hell on the plains. Now it’s just
plain fun.
That is one reason Dodge City is #6 among True West Magazine’s 2019 Top Western
Towns. Tombstone, AZ took the top spot. They will be featured in the February 2019
issue, hitting newsstands on December 10, 2018.
Visitors can re-imagine those times during Dodge City Days, a ten-day festival that
includes a PRCA rodeo, Western Art show, gunfights and more. Watch as cowboys
drive longhorn cattle down Wyatt Earp Boulevard to the rodeo arena. Boot Hill
Museum, named one of the eight wonders of Kansas, is a first-class repository of Old
West artifacts and exhibits. The Trail of Fame Walking Tour takes visitors past
statues of Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday and El Capitan, a huge bronze of a Texas
Longhorn. Visitors can still get a drink at the famous Long Branch Saloon on Front
Street, which has been reconstructed to resemble its 1876 look. And the 1898 Santa
Fe Depot is the largest still standing in Kansas. It has been renovated to its original
Harvey House days.
“For certain generation, Dodge City is the television show ‘Gunsmoke’—and the town
does honor that,” says True West Executive Editor Bob Boze Bell. “But it’s so much
more, with a history to match any in the Old West. Dodge City truly deserves the
designation as a Top Western Town.”
This is the 14th year True West has presented this annual award. Editors base their
selection on criteria demonstrating how each town has preserved its history through old
buildings, museums and other institutions, events, and promotions of historic resources.
True West magazine is in its 67th year of leading the way in presenting the true stories of
Old West adventure, history, culture and preservation. For subscriptions and more
information, visit or call 888-687-1881. Contact: Stuart Rosebrook [email protected]

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