Doc Holliday.

Play Poker with Doc Holliday

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Dodge City, Kansas

Doc Holliday (of Gunfight at the O.K. Corral fame) was a town marshall and dentist in Dodge City's Wild West heyday -- it's where he got his nicknamed "Doc" -- who had a reputation for gambling and shooting people. In April 2015 the town erected an outdoor life-size bronze statue of Doc sitting at a poker table with cards, money, and booze. Empty seats encourage visitors, but Doc is reaching for his six-shooter, apparently unhappy with the person on the other side of the table. His steely-eyed stare, rendered in bronze, is likely the last thing the other poker payer will ever see.

The statue was sculpted by Janet Zoble, who also created a bronze Wyatt Earp on the next block. Earp and Holliday became pals when Holliday prevented some angry cowboys from killing Earp in a Dodge City saloon.

Play Poker with Doc Holliday

Address:
400 W. Wyatt Earp Blvd, Dodge City, KS
Directions:
Downtown, on the north side of W. Wyatt Earp Blvd at its intersection with 4th Ave. There's a parking lot behind the statue that can be reached from either 3rd or 5th Aves.
Admission:
Free
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