Deadwood Tours

Deadwood Tours

Restored to its original Old-West ambiance, Deadwood is a town filled with historic saloons, hotels, casinos, and museums. Incorporated in 1876, the city got its unique name from the dead trees found in the canyon that is now home to the recessed Main and Sherman Streets. Deadwood is perhaps most famous for its notoriously raucous and unlawful history, marked by the residence of such outlaws as Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane. Today, the entire city of Deadwood is registered as a historic landmark. The town’s income is fueled mainly by casino gambling, lumbering, gold mining, and tourism.

There are several sightseeing tours that explore the fascinations and historic landmarks Deadwood has to offer:

  • Original Deadwood Tour: The most popular tour of this historic city, this hour-long excursion explores the main points of interest in Deadwood, including the famous Mt. Moriah Cemetery. This tour is renowned for its engaging and informative guides. To book your tour, call 1-605-578-2091.
  • Alkali Ike Tours: This one-hour narrated tour explores the city of Deadwood, including the Boot Hill Cemetery and Main Street. For details, call 1-605-578-3147 or email kitz@rushmore.com.
  • Blacktail Horseback Tours: Located just outside of Deadwood, this adventure tour leads you by horseback through a picturesque canyon, with educational narration about the region’s history, geology, wildlife, and industry. To book a tour, call 1-605-722-4241 or email barbarajean@blacktailguestranch.com.
  • Boot Hill Tours: Starting on Main Street in the heart of Deadwood, this hour-long narrated tour explores Deadwood and Mt. Moriah Cemetery. For more details, call 1-605-578-3758 or email rpraydeadwood@msn.com.
  • Homestake Gold Mine Visitors Center Tours: One of the longest-running Deadwood tours, this sightseeing excursion originated in 1920. The one-hour narrated tour takes groups to explore the oldest gold mine in the world.
  • Deadwood Segway Tours: This highly unique mode of sightseeing allows you to learn all about the famous “Wild West” town while experiencing the great outdoors aboard a Segway PT scooter.
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