Kansas Teachers' Hall of Fame.

Kansas Teachers' Hall of Fame

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Dodge City, Kansas

The Kansas Teachers' Hall of Fame, opened in 1977, was the first teachers' hall of fame in the U.S., and still the only one to share its building with a Wild West wax museum. It's easy to visit, but not easy to get into: nominees have to have been Kansas teachers for at least 25 years, pass 18 induction criteria, and have made "a major contribution" to kids or their profession.

Aside from the Hall of Fame Gallery, with its pictures and information about the inductees, the Hall of Fame has a room devoted to classroom artifacts, including old books and a phalanx of uncomfortable wood desks with tiny hinged tables.

Kansas Teachers' Hall of Fame

603 5th Ave., Dodge City, KS
US Hwy 50/400, exit north onto 5th Ave. In the Dodge City old west section, across the street from Boot Hill.
May - Sept. (Call to verify)
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