To get an overview of the sites in Deadwood, hop the Deadwood Trolley (102 Sherman St., 605/578-2600, summer Sun.–Thurs. 7 a.m.–1:30 a.m., Fri.–Sat. 7 a.m.–3 a.m., winter Sun–Thurs. 8 a.m.–midnight, Fri.–Sat. 7 a.m.–3 a.m.). It’s just $1 per ride and stops by most of the main attractions in the community. See what looks interesting to you and then plan your own walking tour. The trolley stops at most every street corner and can be boarded or left at any location.
There are several in-town tour companies that provided narrated tours through town. Boot Hill Tours (605/578-3758, www.boothilltours.com, June–Oct. daily, adult $8, child $4) offers one-hour tours. It’s owned by two local historians and is endorsed by the Lawrence County Historical Society.
Kevin Costner’s Original Deadwood Tour (677 Main St., 605/578-2091 or 800/999-6482, www.originaldeadwoodtour.com, adult $8.50, child $5) provides a one-hour guided tour of the history of the town and its major characters. There are four tours daily, and pick-up is at the Midnight Star. Admission to Mount Moriah Cemetery is included in the tour fee.
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