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Historic Old Town

Main Street, Deadwood, SD
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Ranked #12 of 22 attractions in Deadwood
Type: Neighborhoods
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Phoenix, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Great historic town to walk around, read the signs and souvenir shop. A bit far from Mt Rushmore if that is your main interest.

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Austin, Texas
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84 reviews 84 reviews
51 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

There is no history here to speak of! They say the entire downtown area is on the National Register of Historic Places, but if true, this treasure has been squandered. We found a small Visitors Center, a walking tour of places that were either very difficult to find or no longer in existence, a downtown full of buildings that may... More

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Savannah, Tennessee
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88 reviews 88 reviews
33 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed the buildings and history in Deadwood, walking where other historical people had walked. Despite the reviews of others, if you go, remember that Deadwood was originally a gambling / gold mining mecca. The gold isn't here anymore but the gambling is so you do have slots, table games, etc. almost everywhere. It isn't really a family atmosphere so... More

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Sydney, Australia
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104 reviews 104 reviews
51 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

It was interesting to walk through a street where such colourful characters once walked. I was expecting it to be more historical and not so many casinos but I enjoyed it just the same.

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Londonderry, New Hampshire
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61 reviews 61 reviews
19 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I wasn't too keen on going to SoDak but it was one of the best trips of my life. Deadwood was so much fun. The gaming, history and bar scene were great.

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Valrico, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

My family and I spent one night in Deadwood. We really enjoyed our day. We visited the Mount Moriah cemetery. We enjoyed a nice walk and visited several graves including Wild Bill and Calamity Jane. Our favorite part of the visit was the live action reenactments. The actors did a great job. Due to floods and two fires the town... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Writing this in the hope that Deadwood Chamber of Commerce/Tourism department takes it on board. Currently, some barely-heard street theatrics, gambling and gift stores. Advice: 1. Close most of main street to cars (at least during main visitor hours). 2. Have horse drawn Carriage rides... Where WAS the Deadwood stage...huge missed opportunity! 3. Have 'visitor center' stores and scenes where... More

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Sussex, Wisconsin, United States
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We expected a real Wild West experience and were badly disappointed. The only industry seems to be the casinos. We were not interested in gambling and the town has nothing else. The buildings are not authentic. The tour of the cemetery is well-advertised but you can experience it by reading the detailed description of it which explains the different people... More

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La Plata, Maryland
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145 reviews 145 reviews
64 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Do yourself a favor and start your visit to Historic Deadwood with a stop by the History and Information Center (located in the old railway station). The helpful folks on duty will provide an orientation map and recommend things to do. Given our time constraints, we decided to grab the walking tour brochure, which is a self-guided "Trail to Deadwood's... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We spent around four hours taking in the shoot out reenactments and the businesses. We really didn't find it to be that great. My pre-teen son thought it was pretty "lame." My husband and I agreed. Unless you are into gambling, I'm not sure it's really worth your time to go.

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