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Things to Do in Deadwood

Step back in time — in all the best ways — in Historic Deadwood, South Dakota, a National Historic Landmark since 1961. Immerse yourself in the 1870s gold rush town where the echoes of the past harmonize with the vibrant pulse of the present — including concerts, casinos, museums and historic sites. Deadwood offers plenty of indelible experiences to fill your time. Enjoy a coffee and pastry at Lou Lou's Bombdiggity's, explore Mount Moriah Cemetery, hike Mount Roosevelt for stunning views and enjoy dipped chocolates at the Chubby Chipmunk. Whether touring a gold mine, biking the Mickelson Trail or savoring a whiskey at the historic Saloon #10, Deadwood offers a captivating blend of history and modern allure.

Places to Stay Near Deadwood

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Gaming chips Deadwood

Explore Casinos and Gaming in Deadwood

Try your hand at some serious fun at one of the fantastic casino options in Deadwood. The Midnight Star, a three-story historical casino, beckons with blackjack, poker and slot machines, while Cadillac Jack’s Gaming Resort stands tall as Deadwood’s largest all-inclusive resort, promising a Vegas-style escape. Don’t miss The Landmark Casino, Deadwood’s newest casino complete with bar, lounge and sports betting. While victories aren't guaranteed, the electric atmosphere ensures excitement is inevitable.

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A rider on a bucking bronco participates in the Days of '76 Rodeo in Deadwood, South Dakota.
Days of '76 Rodeo
Snowmobiles soar over snowy banks at the Pro Snocross event in Deadwood, South Dakota.
Pro Snocross Races

Attend an Iconic Deadwood Event

In the heart of Deadwood, the excitement never fades, with a lively calendar that boasts rodeos, thrilling snocross competitions and world-class concerts and festivals. Join the revelry during Mardi Gras for a weekend of partying and live music. This iconic town is celebrated for its spirited nature, catering to those who revel in a good time. Deadwood embraces those who crave excitement; whether you're a thrill-seeker or a music enthusiast, Deadwood promises an unforgettable experience.

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A mine train car from the Homestake Mine is displayed at the Historic Adams House in Deadwood, South Dakota.
Adams Museum
Calamity Jane Grave Mount Moriah Cemetery Deadwood
Calamity Jane's Grave, Mount Moriah Cemetery

Discover Deadwood's History

Beyond the lively streets, delve into magical museums, historical sites and tours. The Historic Adams House is a meticulously preserved Victorian mansion that stands as a testament to a bygone era. Learn about another side of history at The Brothel Deadwood. The Days of '76 Museum pays homage to the town's pioneers with dynamic exhibitions, while the fusion of art gallery and motorcycle museum at Scott Jacobs Gallery excites with vintage motorcycles and unique art installations.

Explore Deadwood's History

Winter in Deadwood
Winter in Deadwood
Historical Reenactments

More Things to Do Near Deadwood

Venture beyond Deadwood's borders to discover a realm of Wild West wonders, from historical tours and gunslinger reenactments to local delicacies and wines. Peruse art galleries and local boutiques, or embrace your inner cowboy with horseback riding or with ATV rentals. Stock up on new gear or rent what you need at an outdoor adventure shop. In the winter, ski and ice skate amid the snow-kissed landscapes. In the Deadwood area, every season is an opportunity for exploration and exhilaration.

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