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Dodge City Travel Guide, Kansas

Dodge City is situated in Ford County, Kansas in United States. It was named by Colonel Richard Irving Dodge. Dodge City is also known as the meat packing capital of the States as 12000 cattle are processed every day. It is also the home place of the biggest beef processing plants of United States, which is named as Excel Dodge City. The city is widely popular amongst Americans, as the most long-running radio and television Western drama known as Gunsmoke was set here.

Dodge City Travel Guide -Economy

The eastern part of Dodge City is part of Grain Belt, one of the major grain production areas in central United States. The Industrial outputs of this city are its transportation equipment, commercial and private aircrafts. Other important industries include food processing, publishing, chemical products, mining, apparel and petroleum. Dodge City ranks as the 8th among the U.S. oil production cities.

Dodge City Travel Guide -Sports

The city is also visited by golf lovers and has various award winning golf courses, including Mariah Hills. It is among the longest golf courses of this city and was designed by Frank Hummel in 1974.

Dodge City Travel Guide -Festivals

The famous festival of the city is Mount Angel Oktoberfest which is held in September every year. In this festival, people enjoy various food along with delicious and tempting Bavarian treats. Art and craft exhibitions are also the main drag of this festival. Village bandstand offers typical alpine country music and free entry is provided to the tourists on Saturday and Sunday. Visitors can also enjoy numerous sport activities and car shows during this festival. Gene Autry Ok Film & Music Festival is another famous festival of this city which is celebrated in the month of July. All the cowboys, musicians, western film stars, authors and the famous celebrities gather to celebrate and enjoy the festival.

Dodge City Travel Guide -Education

Dodge City Community College is the only co-education institute in this city. The campus is surrounded by a lake and jogging trail. It has a television station, an astronomy center with two telescopes and has the third largest athletic training room of this city.

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