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Northern Black Hills Tour
Including Historic Deadwood
$84.00 (+ tax)
Welcome to the beautiful Black Hills of
South Dakota and Wyoming. Since 2001 Discovery Tours has
provided quality and relaxing fully narrated, day long
adventures in air-conditioned comfort. Frequent stops
for rest and photos. Learn Black Hills history, legends,
and stories with step on guides. Tours run year around.
Credit Cards accepted.
ALL Tour Prices
Admission to ALL Attractions on tour.
You Can Eat Lunch Buffet.
Complimentary Ice Cold Beverages throughout tour.
Historic Deadwood and Lead: Discover
the most notorious Old West town of Deadwood and
the mining town of Lead. Includes City Tour of
Homestake Mine Surface
Tour: View the open cut and museum.
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Tour : Visit the graves of Wild Bill
Hickok and Calamity Jane and other Old West
Centre: Walk the scenic grounds, with
museum and hosted interpretative story of the
DEADWOOD CITY TOUR: You have probably
seen the Hollywood version of Deadwood on HBO.
As a series, how close does it come to the true
life characters that put the rawboned
territorial town on the map?
Quite aside from images of the Black Hills gold
rush and the Sioux Indian wars, Deadwood is
famed in the public's mind as the place where
"Wild Bill" Hickok was murdered while playing
poker in Saloon No.10, holding the "Deadman's
Hand" of aces, eights, and the nine of diamonds.
Hickok joined a flood of miners, shopkeepers,
prostitutes, card players, bunco artists and
outlaws, invading the raw and just-formed town
of Deadwood in June of 1876.
By all accounts, his intent in coming to
Deadwood was to separate prospectors and miners
from their gold — not at the point of a gun, but
at the poker tables with a winning hand and two
pistols at hand for any sore losers in the
bunch. Our City Tour passes many of the
buildings that were erected after the fire of
1879, most of which are now thriving casinos.
Image Wild Bill in one of these casinos today.
Historic Deadwood today
Deadwood in 1876
High Noon Shootout: Calamity Jane was
born Martha Jane Canary near Princeton, Missouri
in 1852. She was married a number of times — her
last husband was Clinton Burke. Noted for
dressing, most of the time, in men's clothing
and for wild behavior, Calamity Jane was also
known by the early miners and settlers for a
kind and generous nature. She died in Terry, an
upper Hills mining camp, on August 1, 1903, and
is buried, as was her request, "next to Wild
Bill." No authentic record exists that she had
an intimate relationship with Hickok.
High Noon Shootout.
Moriah Cemetery Tour: As many of the
historical legends which creep into Americana,
fiction and fact made up the story of Calamity
Jane Dalton Canary Burke, known in the West
simply as "Calamity Jane".
She was the lady bullwhacker whose language was
so strong that brave men feared it more than her
gun, which nearly always hit its mark. Today
Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane rest in peace
near each other in Mt. Moriah Cemetery.
The Open Cut and
Homestake Mine Surface tour of the Open Cut and
Museum: Lead (pronounced leed) was
famous for one thing, GOLD. The largest gold
strike in the United States was in the Black
Hills in 1875, when Gold was discovered on
Whitewood Creek in what would become the wild
west town of Deadwood. But where did all those
shining placer nuggets come from?
Another gold strike that summer was near what is
now Central City, but again, where did all that
gold come from? Miners followed their lead and
the Manuel Brothers discovered a quartz
outcropping filled with gold in a mountain side
in what is now present day Lead. That little
outcropping would eventually become the deepest
mine in the western hemisphere, the Homestake
Gold Mine, whcih would later be part of the
William Randolph Heart fortune that launched his
Today the spot where the Manuel
Brothers discovered their quartz outcropping is
the site of the Open Cut, a hugh manmade hole in
the ground that produced gold and silver for
over 100 years. Today the Homestake Mine is the
home of a Sanford Scientific Undergrouind Lab.
On our tour we visit the Open Cut and the Museum
with a tour of historic Lead itself.
Tatanka, the Story of the Bison: Created
by Kevin Costner who owns a casino in Deadwood,
and the beloved actor in the movie, Dances With
Wolves, Tatanka evokes an era before the
whiteman and the Indian Warms. Perched on a
hilltop near Deadwood and overlooking moiuntain
ridges, peaks and even the Great Plains, you
will be awed by the magnificent displays at the
museum and thirlled with the story of the Bison.
Tatanka is the Sioux Indian word for the mighty
beast that was their staple meat source. There
is a beautiful walking trail at the site. Bring
IS ON US: During our tour of the
Northern Hills you will be treated to a
wonderful buffet lunch at one of the numerous
Deadwood Casinos. Great for the kids too, they