Dodge City is known as the Entertainment Capital of Southwest Kansas, with great recreation and entertainment programs, activities, and facilities.

Parks and Sports

There are over 20 parks and four athletic field complexes in Dodge City. Dodge City is also home to the Long Branch Lagoon. Open Memorial Day through Labor Day, the Long Branch Lagoon is the only western-inspired water park in the wild, wild west! Positioned in Wright Park and the downtown Heritage District, Long Branch Lagoon is close to the famed Boot Hill Museum, historic downtown, and the Santa Fe Depot. In 2016, which was the parks’ opening year, more than 80,000 were in attendance in the 83 days it was open. Visit the park and sports facility sites below for more information about our bigger facilities:

Entertainment Facilities

Dodge City has made significant financial investments in entertainment facilities. These facilities annually draw thousands of tourists from around the region. Visit the websites below for more specific information about Dodge City's entertainment facilities and major events:

History, Culture and Other Tourist Attractions

Dodge City has a rich Old West history and has developed many tourist attractions that highlight that history. The city is also home to the Kansas Teacher's Hall of Fame. For more information about Old West and other tourist attractions in Dodge City, visit the attraction and event websites below:


Dodge City is host to many events throughout the year. For more information about these events, visit the Dodge City Convention & Visitors Bureau or see the specific lists below from the CVB website: