On our Family Road Trip to South Dakota, one of the most surprising and delightful places we visited was Deadwood. I had planned to just stay about a half day for lunch and a look around, and we ended up staying for 2 days! It’s really such a cute and historic little town and we loved it!
From the brick-paved road and historic 1870’s architecture, we enjoyed visiting many of the stores and eateries in town!
Set against the Black Hills, it’s really just a beautiful town to visit!
One of the things about all of South Dakota is that motorcycles are a huge thing! In Texas, we always see tons of riders out on pretty days, but nothing like during the Summer in South Dakota, when thousands of riders are out on the roads! In all the little towns, there were numerous bike shops! Of course, Sturgis is just one town away, and while the huge Summer rally was still a couple of weeks away, people were getting ready! We did visit Sturgis, just long enough to grab my husband a shirt, and headed back to Deadwood, where there was a lot more to see and do. The rides through the Black Hills are legendary, but with so much traffic, please always be on the look out for motorcycles!
Boot Hill Tours are offered daily, and give you a fun, one-hour narrated tour of Deadwood, Mt. Moriah Cemetery, and the resting places of Calamity Jane and Wild Bill Hickok!
Wild Bill’s Trading Post was the location of the Saloon where Wild Bill Hickok was gunned down, and a must visit when in Deadwood!
There are two amazing historic hotels in Deadwood; The Bullock Hotel and The Martin Mason Hotel. There is also the Deadwood Gulch Gaming Resort if you’re interested in visiting a casino.
There are lots of fun restaurants in Deadwood, too!
If you love history, you’ll love Deadwood! Read up on Wild Bill Hickok before you visit!
You’ll love Deadwood!
For more things to see and do in South Dakota!
When in South Dakota, a visit to Wall Drug is a Must!
The Badlands National Park offers incredible hiking, camping or just an amazing driving tour!
Custer State Park and Resort was our home while in South Dakota, with incredible hiking trails, wildlife tours, horseback riding, swimming, fishing and so much more to see and do, whether you are camping or staying in the lodge.
Still unfinished after a over a half century of construction, The Crazy Horse Memorial is a testament of determination!
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