Wild West City's spring opening May 5

| 18 Apr 2012 | 01:27

BYRAM — Wild West City will open for the year the weekend of May 5. By mid-June, the western-style theme park will be open every day of the week through summer. Wild West City is located at 50 Lackawanna Drive in Byram. During the year there will be special events almost every weekend, featuring Native American dancers, Cowboy Larry's Wild West Show, and more. On any day guests can check out the Chuck Wagon, Boot Hill Cemetery, the Can Can Girls and reenactment shows and stunts on the main street throughout the day. After a ride on the stagecoach, guests can hop on a narrow gauge train ride or take a pony ride, and then mingle with the Wild West City Rangers face-to-face. Three great May events are lined up. In honor of Mother's Day, May 12 and 13, every mom will be admitted free with paid child. On May 13, it's Character Day, when kids can meet their favorite fuzzy characters including Rapid T. Rabbit. Honoring members of the armed forces on May 19, those in uniform will be admitted to the park for free with paid child. Memorial Day Weekend, May 26-28, the Native American Intertribal Dancers will be featured with several shows each day as part of the admission fee. Wild West City has a full slate of specially themed days and promotions throughout the course of the season, including the can't miss event of the summer: Back to the Future III weekend on June 30 and July 1. On those days, visitors to the park can see the famed DeLorean from the western-themed movie that starred Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd. In addition, Wild West Dress-Up Days will be held on June 9-10 and September 15-16. Visitors can dress in their favorite western-themed outfits and receive $5 off the price of admission. Originally opened in the 1950s, Wild West City was conceived as a re-creation of Dodge City, Kansas. The city features a broad main street lined by hitching rails, old wooden sidewalks and storefronts and exhibits that allow one to relive the old west. The park also includes an authentic one-room school house and a chapel. Visitors are invited to bring their own food and have an old fashioned family picnic or enjoy a variety of affordable food at the Golden Nugget Saloon. For ticket prices and more information about Wild West City, visit the website at www.wildwestcity.com or phone 973-347-8900.