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Review of Historic Old Town

Historic Old Town
Ranked #4 of 38 things to do in Deadwood
Certificate of Excellence
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Sydney, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
330 reviews
120 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 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.

Visited June 2014
Thank BarbsZ
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Londonderry, New Hampshire
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131 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Pleasant surprise”
Reviewed 15 July 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.

Visited October 2013
1 Thank Gets_around_1
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Valrico, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
138 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“A taste of the Wild West”
Reviewed 11 July 2014 via mobile

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 has been restored. Some places are nicer than others but it is still a nice town and a great place to learn about some of the history of our country.

4 Thank tworahrah
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“OK, but could be SOOOOO much better... Visitor Center please read!”
Reviewed 11 July 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 actors in period dress and character, give shooting practice, present a singing/dancing 'Ladies' show, sell quality themed items, show how a horse is shoed/Stetson made, what the local doctor would have prescribed (or inflicted), hold a court and then have a public administration of justice on the street, see the post come in (on horseback). If you want to see how this can be made to pay... take a posse up to Colonial Williamsburg (which has both free and a paid entertainment) to see how it can be done. We want to see that spit(oon) and sawdust and get a feel for how people actually lived in those days. Lets see Deadwood DEAD GOOD!!!

Visited June 2014
7 Thank Cello88
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Sussex, Wisconsin, United States
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 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 buried there and their lives. On the whole, it was a visit we completely regretted. We had more fun in Custer and Hill City which seem to make more of an effort.
It is a waste of great potential.

Visited June 2014
4 Thank Joann S
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