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ABOUT2020-09-22T16:46:28-04:00

An Adventure Like No Other

Wild West City opened its doors in the spring of 1957 creating an authentic western experience, a true model of Dodge City, Kansas in the 1800’s. Wild West City presents an interactive adventure bringing tales of the wild west to life through historical characters, dramatizations and demonstrations by period craftsmen. Enjoy a getaway to the beautiful, scenic Skylands Region of Sussex County for folks who want to disconnect from the modern world and reawaken the spirit of the American West.

For those with a “hankering for history” we have enough authentic period memorabilia to put most museums to shame. Many of Main Street’s buildings are accurate reproductions and loaded with antiques, not to mention our extensive collection of Native American art and artifacts. You will learn about late 19th-century farming tools, period dressmaking, blacksmithing and more. But watch out, if you break the law, you may end up in one of our circa-1890 jail cells. At Wild West City there is something for everyone!

Visit us today and join an experience 200 years in the making…Wild West City, where the West is FUN!

Rides & Attractions

When you are ready for a day of wild west adventure and excitement, there is no better place to be than Wild West City, where we’ve been serving up generations of fun since 1957. Here is a taste of what we have in store for you:

Wild West City Stage Line
Get a bird’s eye view of the entire town aboard the Wild West City Stagecoach! Travel the long, dusty trail through the outskirts of town.

Train Ride
All aboard! Safeguard your valuables and say your goodbyes as the ol’ ‘97 travels deep into the badlands of Wild West City! Keep an eye out for outlaws and possibly Indians!

Pony Ride
Saddle up! For the younger buckaroos 95 pounds and lighter, head on down to the pony carousel, pick your pony and giddy up!

Lancaster Greens Miniature Golf
Play a round of mini golf at Lancaster Greens! Newly remodeled with more changes coming in 2021!

Egan’s Gold Mine
Learn how to pan for gold at Egan’s Gold Mine! Try your luck, take a chance and strike gold! Take home any gold you find!

WWC Schoolhouse No. 1
School is in session at Wild West City! Sit for a lesson 1800’s style.

Cookie’s Chuckwagon
Ever wonder what cowboys ate while wandering the lonesome trail? Cookie can tell you some tales about life on a cattle drive!

Mountain Man Camp
Imagine living in the wilderness with no heat, hot water or a grocery store! Journey back to the days of Lewis and Clark as you learn survival skills from the Mountainman!

Blacksmith
In Dodge City, 1885, the blacksmith shop -replete with fire, sparks, and noise -was the cornerstone of western expansion. You could get your nails, bolts, chains, hammers, axes and other tools and utensils here, not to mention the hub of gossip ‘round town!

Golden Nugget Saloon
Grab a bite to eat and belly-up to the full-service bar for an ice-cold beverage.

Wild West City News
What’s the latest buzz in town? Visit the printing press to see how newspapers were printed back in the West and get your name printed on a bonafide Wild West City Wanted Poster!

Barnyard
Mosey on over to the Barnyard and meet real live animals found on a typical frontier farm.

Stagecoach
Gold Panning
Pony Rides
Mini golf
Saloon
Saloon

Come see what life was like in the 1800s

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COVID-19 Statement

Wild West City thanks you for your continued support in these difficult times. Please be assured that Wild West City is taking extra steps and diligently working to help prevent the spread of any virus by following CDC and NJ Department of Health guidelines. Tickets will be available for purchase online and available at the admission gate upon arrival. We encourage guests to purchase their tickets online in advance of their visit. Bandanas (or other facial coverings) are required when entering the admission gate for guests over the age of 2 and must be worn in all indoor locations and wherever social distancing cannot be maintained. Stores and museums will be open at limited capacity. The Golden Nugget Saloon and Frontier Frank’s Prairie Pizza will be open for the purchase of take-out food and beverages. Rides are open subject to social distancing.

FAQ’s

What is Wild West City?2020-09-01T17:43:56-04:00

Wild West City is New Jersey’s only western theme park featuring nonstop live action entertainment all day long. Replicated after the historic town of Dodge City, Kansas folks can visit the shops and museums along the Main Street, ride the stagecoach or train ride, play a round of miniature golf and for the younger buckaroos 95 pounds and lighter hop on the pony ride.

Do you use guns?2020-08-13T09:52:19-04:00

Blank firing replica firearms are part of the cowboy’s attire and are used in most, but not all, of the shows. Wild West City seeks to portray this time-period accurately and is not inclined to rewrite history by eliminating firearms from its re-enactments. Wild West City would prefer to educate the public about the safe use of firearms. However, if a person is concerned about the content of the shows or the use of firearms they can check with staff who can explain which shows utilize firearms and suggest other activities during the times such shows are presented.

Are there loud noises?2020-08-13T09:54:04-04:00

Yes. The blanks that are shot off in the replica firearms can be loud especially if you or your child have sensitive ears. You may want to bring ear plugs or purchase them at Wild West City.

When does your season operate?2020-09-01T17:48:07-04:00

May through Mid June: Saturdays, Sundays and Memorial Day Monday
Mid June through Labor Day: Daily
After Labor Day until the end of September: Friday, Saturday and Sundays
October 1 through Columbus Day: Saturday and Sundays
After Columbus Day until Halloween Day: Haunted Wild West Fest on Friday, Saturday and Sundays

How much is admission?2020-08-13T09:55:34-04:00

Adults $24.00
Children (2-12) $20.00
Seniors (62+) $18.00

What’s included in admission?2020-09-01T17:57:11-04:00

All the nonstop live action shows that happen continuously throughout the day, the museums along Main Street, all living history stations, panning for gold, barnyard zoo, picnic area and parking.

How long should I plan to stay at Wild West City?2020-08-13T09:56:35-04:00

There is nonstop action throughout the day! Every show is different so you could spend the entire day! The average stay is 4-5 hours.

What age is the park appropriate for?2020-09-01T17:54:38-04:00

All ages! There is truly something for everyone!

What should I wear?2020-09-01T17:55:41-04:00

Check the weather before you come! Dust off your cowboy boots or wear closed toed footwear for the most comfort during your visit.

How old is a senior?2020-09-02T14:11:27-04:00

62 years of age and older.

How old is a child?2020-08-13T09:58:45-04:00

Ages 2-12. Under 2 gets in for free.

Can I leave the park and return later in the day?2020-08-13T09:59:29-04:00

Yes. Just make sure you have your receipt and a stamp from the admission gate.

What are your busiest days?2020-08-13T09:59:55-04:00

Weekends.

How do I contact the lost and found?2020-08-13T10:00:17-04:00

If you are still in the park visit the General Store for any lost & found items. You may also contact Lost & Found at 973-347-8900.

Can I purchase a season pass or gift certificate?2020-08-13T10:00:45-04:00

Absolutely! Visit the Admission Gate or contact us at 973-347-8900. Online season pass purchase is coming soon!

Can I purchase my tickets in advance?2020-08-13T10:01:39-04:00

Yes! Click the “Tickets” link in the menu on our website. https://wildwestcity.com

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