Located in the Black Hills, Deadwood offers all kinds of outdoor recreation.

Deadwood: Venture Back to the Days of the Old West

Make a trip to Historic Deadwood for Old West history, gaming, outdoor adventure and a whole lot of fun. If you head over to Main Street, you may find yourself in a shootout. During the summer months, historical reenactments of Deadwood's Old West past take place three times per day. At the Days of '76 Museum, you can see more than 50 wagons, carriages and buggies, clothing, firearms, photographs and illustrations detailing the life of Deadwood's earliest pioneers.

This historic Gold Rush town is full of Old West History. You never know what you’ll discover when exploring Deadwood. 

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History is Alive in Deadwood, South Dakota

Nowhere in the world do history and fun combine like in Historic Deadwood. Hear from Wild Bill, Calamity Jane, and others before walking your own path in the footsteps of legends. 

Take a two-hour trip through the Black Hills on the 1880 Train, a vintage steam train. Bike the 109-mile George S. Mickelson Trail. Hike to the summit of the White Rocks. Stay at a historic property right among all the 24-hr gaming action on Main Street featuring table games like Blackjack, Three-Card Poker, Texas Hold 'em and live Craps. Or stay at one of the more prominent full-service resorts offering the best in amenities that bookend the town, properties that serve to bridge the beautiful Black Hills that surround the area with all of the town's wild action and nightlife. Deadwood is about no rules, no regrets and invites you to create your own South Dakota adventure.

Mount Moriah Cemetery in Deadwood

Mount Moriah

Settled in 1876 by pioneers in search of fortune, Deadwood is teeming with stories of outlaws, shootouts and legends like Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane and Seth Bullock — many of whom who lay buried today at Mount Moriah Cemetary. Overlooking the community and nearby Deadwood Gulch, this historic attraction welcomes visitors with amazing views, a good little hike and many, many stories from this famous gold rush town. 

Discover Mount Moriah's Old West History 

Embark on a three-day trek along the Mickelson Trail.

Mickelson Trail

Explore the Black Hills on the George S. Mickelson Trail. This 109-mile trek follows a former railroad bed through jagged cliffs and pine forests. With it gentle slopes stretching the Black Hills, the Mickelson Trail is perfect for hikers, bikers and outdoors-lovers of all ages and abilities. 

Explore the Mickelson Trail

Deadwood: Gives you a glimpse into what life was like in Deadwood in the days of the Old West.

Deadwood: The Movie

Deadwood was the subject of an HBO series (Deadwood) in the early 2000s and then movie (Deadwood: The Movie) in 2019, based on Deadwood's early days as an Old West pioneers' town. The movie revolves around real Deadwood legends like Calamity Jane and U.S. Marshal Seth Bullock, just as South Dakota was entering statehood in 1889. 

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See incredible Black Hills views at the Mt. Roosevelt Friendship Tower.

Mount Roosevelt Friendship Tower

Just a couple miles from downtown Deadwood is the Mr. Roosevelt Friendship Tower. Take a one-mile hike from Mt. Roosevelt Picnic Area to the Friendship Tower, where you'll see incredible scenic views of the Blacks Hills National Forest. The monument was constructed by Seth Bullock to memorialize his friendship with President Theodore Roosevelt. 

Climb Mt. Roosevelt Friendship Tower

Old West history is abundant in Deadwood. Explore the area's mountains and trails to learn more about this Gold Rush town.
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Deadwood is the perfect destination for a Black Hills adventure. Start planning your trip today.

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PLACES to Stay near Deadwood

Maybe you'd like a room that's moseyin' distance from the old saloons – or a 24-hour casino. Or, perhaps you'd prefer a more off-the-grid hideaway near the best trails around. Either way, you'll find it here.


Where to Eat and Drink 

Belly up to the bar at an old-timey saloon, or take it outside on the patio of a filling station-turned-café. There's even an oyster bar here. See all that's on the menu in Deadwood.


What to See and Do Nearby

A town with a motto like "No Rules, No Regrets" is bound to have tons of fun in store. Immerse yourself in Old West history, try your luck at a casino or head for the hills for unforgettable vistas.


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Follow in the footsteps of Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane on the way to the casino for a hand or two of Texas Hold 'Em. Your Deadwood adventure awaits.

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