Wild West City opens

| 29 Sep 2011 | 02:52

    BYRAM — For over 50 years, kids and their families have enjoyed the old west here in New Jersey. At Wild West City visitors can become a part of the west by experiencing everything from stagecoach rides to a trip in time at the old school house. Wild West City’s season opened for the year last weekend and is open weekends through June 14 and then daily from June 13. There are special events planned, such as Native American dancers, Cowboy Larry’s Wild West Show, and more. May 10 is Mother’s Day — every mom is admitted free with paying child, and then May 16 and 17, is Scout’s Weekend, with any Scout in uniform admitted free when accompanied by a paying adult. On Memorial Day Weekend the North American Tribal Dancers will be featured. Originally opened in the 1950s, Wild West City was conceived as a re-creation of Dodge City, Kansas. There is a broad main street lined with hitching rails, old wooden sidewalks and storefronts and exhibits that allow one to re-live the old west. The park also includes an authentic one-room school house and a chapel. Visitors are invited to bring their own food for an old-fashioned family picnic, or enjoy a meal at the Golden Nugget Saloon. For more information visit the Web site at www.wildwestcity.com.