I've never been, but I can only imagine what the imagination could conjur up when going through the museum in this day and age. Might just be worth the trip someday, ya reckon?
The Long Branch Saloon of “Gunsmoke” fame really did exist in Dodge City—and still does. Sort of.
Anyone who watched the television show “Gunsmoke” growing up is well acquainted with Miss Kitty’s Long Branch Saloon of Dodge City, Kansas. What viewers may not have realized is that the Long Branch really did exist. No one knows exactly what year it was established, but the original saloon burned down in the great Front Street fire of 1885. The saloon was later resurrected and now serves as a tourist attraction featuring a reproduction bar with live entertainment. According to the Boot Hill Museum, the original Long Branch Saloon served milk, tea, lemonade, sarsaparilla, alcohol and beer. Marshal Matt Dillon and Festus sporting milk mustaches? Now there’s a storyline.
Coffee out on the patio today!