USA Today joined with TripAdvisor to name the top-rated attraction in each state recently.

TripAdvisor’s choice for Kansas is Boot Hill Museum.

"We’re honored," said Lyne Johnson of the museum. "We’ve had great reviews by our visitors on TripAdvisor, Google and Facebook.

"Plus, we’ve seen an increase in visitors. We opened a week earlier than usual, but we’ve seen an increase throughout the museum in all areas."

This joins Culture Trip’s naming of the 50 Most Beautiful Towns to Visit in Each US State. According to the website, "Whether you’re living in the States or just traveling through, here are 50 beautiful small towns — one in each state — which you really shouldn’t miss."

Culture Trip selected Dodge City for Kansas stating, "This town, once known as ‘The Wickedest Town in the American West’ is an absolute must-see for any history lover."

"We’re extremely proud of the designation," said Jan Stevens of the Convention and Visitors Bureau. "Dodge City is beautiful inside and out and we’re proud of our hospitable nature towards others and what we offer to visitors."

Culture Trip, which is at the URL theculturetrip.com, has three offices located in London, New York City and Tel Aviv and focus on travel, art and food throughout the world.

It’s not the first time the website has honored Dodge City. Back in February, Dodge City was named one of the 10 Most Beautiful Towns in Kansas.

"Another town on the Santa Fe Trail, Dodge City is a history lover’s paradise," the report said of the community. "Founded in 1872, this Old Western settlement was known as ‘The Wickedest Little City in America’ during its early years due to the colorful characters that moved into the area, including cowboys, gamblers and prostitutes.

"Today, the area has many adventures waiting to be discovered, including the Boot Hill Museum with its historical exhibits. Visitors can also take a trolley tour of Dodge City’s historic sites or wander around the historic downtown area to teach for unique gifts and local eats."

Dodge City was joined on this list by Abilene, Aitchison, Cottonwood Falls, Council Grove, Fort Scott, Leavenworth, Lindsborg, Lucas and Wamego.

 

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