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Deadwood Alive

715 Main Street, Deadwood, SD 57732
+1 605-920-0258
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Wish We Could Have Seen More

We arrived in Deadwood later in the day than we had planned, and as such, we only got to see on... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Go2theZoo
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Layton, Utah
"Just Plain Entertaining"

Since it was October and the beginning of the off-season, the only reenactment was the shooting of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bruce M
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Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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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.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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715 Main Street, Deadwood, SD 57732
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Go2theZoo
Deadwoodrose, Public Relations Manager at Deadwood Alive, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Bruce M
Deadwoodrose, Public Relations Manager at Deadwood Alive, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 15 October 2017

It was more than entertaining! It did not rewrite history but made it come alive. The actors knew history. Calamity Jane not only knew her place/role in history but fit it in with the tourists in a most entertaining way. Well done.

Thank Russ L
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Deadwood Alive, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Thank you for your most kind review on TripAdvisor and particularly for praising the efforts of the Deadwood Alive cast and Calamity Jane. We are pleased you enjoyed the shows! We hope to see you in Deadwood again.

Reviewed 8 October 2017

It was so much fun to watch the reenactments of different events. Calamity Jane was brilliant! The trial was a lot of laughs. It was a little long for kids, but a great time! A great way to bring historic Deadwood to life!

Thank 624deannaj
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Deadwood Alive, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Thank you for your great review and excellent comments about the Deadwood Alive reenactments and the Trial of Jack McCall. We especially thank you for your wonderful comment about Calamity Jane. She is brilliant!

Reviewed 3 October 2017

This might not be everybody’s cup of tea but it was very entertaining. Following the shoutouts in town, the play ‘The trial ofJack McCall ‘ is performed in Masonic Temple theatre. The acting was great, the script very cleverly done and witnesses were randomly called...More

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DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Deadwood Alive, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review the Deadwood Alive shootouts and Trial of Jack McCall. We appreciate your great comments about the acting and script. Glad you found it to be fun and entertaining! Thanks for visiting Deadwood.

Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

This is a must see while in Deadwood. They have live shows Monday-Saturday at different times for different kinds of shows. Everything is done on the historic Main Street. Here's the list of shows: Calamity Jane's True Tales The Strange Tale of David Lunt A...More

Thank Jodi H
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Deadwood Alive, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2017

Thanks for your excellent and meticulous review of the Deadwood Alive shootouts, shows, and Trial of Jack McCall. We are so pleased you were able to visit Deadwood during the summer season when all of these great shows are offered on Main Street!

Reviewed 18 September 2017

Lifelike shootouts, drama showing the murder of Wild Bill Hickock and very amusing staging of the trial of his killer. Lots of audience participation and very clever script. Loved it!

Thank 52jaybee
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Deadwood Alive, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2017

Thank you for writing an excellent review about the Deadwood Alive shootouts and Trial of Jack McCall. We are so pleased you loved the shows and the scripts. We hope to see you in Deadwood again!

Reviewed 17 September 2017

Absolutely Fabulous. The actors and actress was wonderful. Really get into the characters they are portraying. Great crowd involvement as well. Because of this level of street theatre and the actors and actress, Deadwood really came alive for us. Major reason we enjoyed our vacation...More

Thank David S
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Deadwood Alive, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2017

What an excellent review! Thank you for your kind words about the Deadwood Alive actors and how they involve the crowd and remain in character. It's great that the cast and the shows made your vacation in Deadwood.

Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the shootouts in town throughout the day. The day came to a great conclusion with the reenactment of the shooting of Wild Bill Hickok. We enjoyed the show and the incorporation of the audience. It was also cool that the show moved from...More

Thank Christina P
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Deadwood Alive, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are glad to hear you enjoyed great entertainment provided by the Deadwood Alive cast including the shootouts, shooting of Wild Bill, and Trial of Jack McCall. So happy you had a lot of fun!...More

Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Best Shoot out EVER multiple shows that run together and all FREE a MUST SEE. Very kid friendy, gets crowd involved great actors and actress

Thank Tracy S
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Deadwood Alive, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Thank you for your great review and excellent comments about the Deadwood Alive shows and actors! We are pleased you had a good time, and hope to see you again.

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kimmcarrillo
1 September 2017|
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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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JaysfansA
2 May 2016|
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Response from DeadwoodRose1892 | Property representative |
Hello: Deadwood Alive begins the summer season on Saturday, May 28 through Labor Day. Performances are Monday - Saturday beginning at 2 PM with the shootout in front of Tin Lizzy Gaming Resort. Shootouts are at 2, 4 and 6... More
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Lacy F
15 April 2016|
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Response from DeadwoodRose1892 | Property representative |
Hello, Lacy: If your school group can come to Deadwood on a Friday between now and May 21, we can certainly work with you. If a Friday will not work, we can possibly make other arrangements. Please contact Dawn at the... More
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