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Deadwood Alive

715 Main Street, Deadwood, SD 57732
+1 605-920-0258
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Such Fun

This was very well done and all the actors were excellent. A number of shows are performed in... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Oscarwildetime
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Live action Wild West Theater

FREE! Find the actors' wagon & grab the schedule. Then wander the streets waiting for the shows... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mkrisk
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McHenry, IL
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Witness the infamous trial of the man who killed Wild Bill Hickok. Six nights a week (no shows on Sundays). The capture of Jack McCall takes place in front of the Old Style Saloon No. 10 At 7:35 PM. The Trial of Jack McCall takes place at the historic Masonic Temple next to the Silverado at 8:00 PM. Shootouts and entertaining shows with the Deadwood Alive troupe throughout the day, starting at 1:45 on Deadwood's Main Street, Memorial Day weekend - September 23, 2017.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“jack mccall” (25 reviews)
“great actors” (3 reviews)
“calamity jane” (14 reviews)
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715 Main Street, Deadwood, SD 57732
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+1 605-920-0258
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was very well done and all the actors were excellent. A number of shows are performed in various locations in the Main Street plus the killing of Wild Bill in the saloon should not be missed. Great audience participation especially for the kids who...More

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Deadwoodrose, Public Relations Manager at Deadwood Alive, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your excellent review of Deadwood Alive and its fantastic cast! So glad you had fun and enjoyed the shows and shootouts, as well as the shooting of Wild Bill in the Saloon No. 10.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

FREE! Find the actors' wagon & grab the schedule. Then wander the streets waiting for the shows to start. Find a place in the shade on the curb & enjoy the show. The actors are fun and get the crowds to interact with them. Before...More

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Deadwoodrose, Public Relations Manager at Deadwood Alive, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your great review of the Deadwood Alive shootouts and shows! We are so happy your kids enjoyed the performances as well. We hope you return to Deadwood so you can catch the Trial of Jack McCall.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

the story was great, learn history. very kid frendly. it's about 45 min show. crowd particpation. really wonderful show. all the way from the were the shooting of wild bill to the trial.

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Deadwoodrose, Public Relations Manager at Deadwood Alive, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for writing an excellent review for Deadwood Alive. We really enjoy hearing great comments from our visitors like you. We hope to see you again!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a whole day watching the live street performances and they were awesome! So entertaining and interactive! Then we went to the theater performance of the Trial of Jack McCall...it was even better! They included children out of the audience as the “jury”. This...More

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Deadwoodrose, Public Relations Manager at Deadwood Alive, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your most kind review on TripAdvisor and particularly for praising the efforts of our Calamity Jane reenactor. She certainly has the magic!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the Trial of Jack McCall and all the other street performances throughout the day in downtown Deadwood. They did a great job of telling the stories and history of the people of old Deadwood and included kids making it fun and educational for all...More

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Deadwoodrose, Public Relations Manager at Deadwood Alive, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so grateful for your excellent review and comments on the Deadwood Alive performances and Trial of Jack McCall. Thank you, and we welcome you back to Deadwood any time!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We almost didn’t do this show and I’m so glad we did! It’s very inexpensive and so entertaining! My kids 8,12,&13 and myself and hubby all enjoyed this show! It was their highlight in deadwood!

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Deadwoodrose, Public Relations Manager at Deadwood Alive, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It's important to us to provide great family entertainment in Deadwood, so thank you for your fabulous review for the Deadwood Alive performance.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Deadwood in South Dakota is a city that entirely is a National Historic Landmark District, for its well-preserved Gold Rush-era architecture. There are three Main Street Shootouts which are historically accurate re-enactments of Deadwood’s past. Also, there is a re-enactment of The Trial of Jack...More

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DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Deadwood Alive, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your excellent review about the Deadwood Alive shootouts and the Trial of Jack McCall. Glad you appreciate the preservation efforts in Deadwood and the authentic reenactments, as well as the Trial. We hope to see you in Deadwood again soon!

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Reviewed 12 April 2018

I'm hard of hearing, yet I could almost always position myself to hear the enactors. Their voices are well trained. They are extremely friendly. It's a great show for adults as well as kids. The Trial is a little unrealistic. I'd skip that. Not because...More

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DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Deadwood Alive, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2018

Thank you for your kind review of the Deadwood Alive shootouts and shows. It's great to know you were able to hear the actors and found them to be friendly. The are a very hard working troupe. We appreciate your time in Deadwood and hope...More

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Reviewed 4 November 2017

We arrived in Deadwood later in the day than we had planned, and as such, we only got to see on shootout show on the street. We weren't able to stay for the show that takes place at night due to having to be in...More

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Deadwoodrose, Public Relations Manager at Deadwood Alive, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

We appreciate your feedback about the shootout. However, we are sorry to hear that it was difficult to hear the actors dialog during the gunfight due to where you were positioned on the street. We do hope you will visit Deadwood again and give the...More

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Reviewed 23 October 2017

Since it was October and the beginning of the off-season, the only reenactment was the shooting of Wild Bill in the Number Ten Saloon. Not only was it fun to watch, but it was fun to be a part of it. Thanks Wild Bill for...More

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Deadwoodrose, Public Relations Manager at Deadwood Alive, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Thank you for your review! So glad you caught the shooting of Wild Bill Hickok at the Saloon No. 10. Deadwood Alive does offer off-season tours and shows in the fall and spring on Fridays and Saturdays only. We hope you will catch one of...More

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Response from DeadwoodRose1892 | Property representative |
Hello, Deadwood Alive will be performing on Fridays and Saturdays from March 23 - May 19 from 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM on Main Street. Walking tours and shows. The shootouts and Trial of Jack McCall begin Memorial weekend.
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Response from mountiamsandcanyons | Reviewed this property |
hi there. the street shows almost always go on if mild rain or shine. only heavy rain would stop a show. its always best just to ask and you can find them at the #10 saloon.
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