A simulation of a frontier town, Wild West City, in its 53rd year of existence, entertains cadres of visitors with live-action shows, train rides, and costumed characters. Amble down Main Street and browse the shops before shooting the breeze with historic figures such as Jesse James or Wild Bill Hickok's spittoon. In the buildings located along Main Street, visitors learn about 19th-century farming, period dressmaking, and blacksmithing. Western wanderers can marvel at 22 different live-action shows, or saunter through the barnyard zoo as goats, ponies, and pigs prance about. History buffs mimic ’49ers while panning for gold, as they comb through sluice in search of the mother lode in Egan's Mine #1.