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In Deadwood, you’ll find great places to eat and unique shops. Las Vegas style gaming with $1,000 bet limits and Sports Betting. Festivals, concerts and rodeo action. A Spa that features an outdoor garden area with saunas and whirlpools. ATV and Bike Rentals. Guided fishing and guided horseback rides. Hiking. A mini golf course & kids arcade. City and Scenic Tours. Ghost Tours. Glass Blowing lessons. And, a place where History comes to life on main street. Shoot-out Schedule
Experience our History: In Historic Deadwood, the entire town is on the National Historic Registry. To walk in the footsteps of legends, book the Deadwood PastPort which includes admission to the Broken Boot Gold Mine, Historic Adams House, the Days of 76 Museum and Mt Moriah Cemetery. Daily re-enactments on main Street are followed by the Trial of Jack McCall (every day except Sunday). Tour one of Deadwood’s houses of prostitution, an industry that operated illegally in the city from 1876 until 1980, when a raid by federal agents finally closed them for good.
Ride the Deadwood Stage: The Deadwood Stage is an Old West icon and still travels the streets of Historic Mainstreet Late May through late September. The stage was featured for years by Buffalo Bill and his Wild West show all over America and Europe. It was used in Deadwood to carry mail, gold and people from 1876 until the arrival of the railroad to Deadwood in December 1890. Today, visitors can ride a replica of the Deadwood to Cheyenne Stage from mid- April through late fall.
Jump on our one-hour tour of Deadwood: In Deadwood, take one of the best short tours in the region on a motor coach through the history of Deadwood’s Main Street, the historic homes in Deadwood’s “Nob Hill” and Mt. Moriah Cemetery high above this historic town. Here, you’ll visit the graves of Deadwood’s famous characters: Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane, Potato Creek Johnny and Preacher Smith. This tour is known to have fun with history. Book a Tour of Deadwood
Check out an event: It just wouldn’t be Deadwood without a slew of events, rodeos, concerts and festivals. And with the new Outlaw Square, we have more events than ever! From Wild Bill Days and Kool Deadwood Nites to live entertainment at Deadwood Mountain Grand– there is simply no place to party like this little historic town. Click Here for Events
Get Lucky: Deadwood has upped the ante with $1,000 Bet Limits. Try your luck on the latest slots and live table games, roulette, craps and keno at a variety of different casinos. Our friendly atmosphere is perfect for high stakes gamers or first timers. And now, with Sports Betting, it’s game day every day! Watch the game surrounded by big screens and cheering fans. Book a room and get your Wild Bill Coupon Book stuffed full of deals.
Explore our Scenic By-ways and Monuments: Deadwood is located 12 miles from Spearfish Canyon National Scenic by-way and only 73 miles from Devils Tower National Monument. This scenic road trip loops past waterfalls in Spearfish Canyon to Devils Tower via Sundance, Wyoming and back through Belle Fourche and Spearfish. Upon your return, stop at the National Fish Hatchery in Spearfish City Park.
Ride the Mickelson Trail: Deadwood is the trailhead for the George S. Mickelson Trail, a 110-mile rail trail conversion that spans the Black Hills from Deadwood to Edgemont. Click Here For Map. Bike rental companies offer a fleet of bikes perfect for any level of rider. We also offer shuttle services for pick up and drop off for both you and your bike. Rent a bike
Take a Hike or a walk: Mt Roosevelt Friendship Tower, located 2.5 miles from downtown Deadwood offers a short hike and long views. The tower was created in memory of Teddy Roosevelt by Deadwood’s first Sherriff, Seth Bullock. The Homestake Trail connects Deadwood and Lead and is a great way to see some of the mining and railroad history of the area. The trail is 3 ½ miles one way. The Mickelson Trailhead is located in Deadwood and is a fun and easy route between Lead and Deadwood along the historic Burlington Northern Route. Take it easy with a walking tour of Deadwood’s historic sites. Pick up a guide at the Deadwood Visitor Center.
Ride a Horse: The Black Tail Horseback Riding tour is without a doubt the most unique guided history tours from a saddle. Ride through three scenic gulches and learn about original mining stories and the people that lived in the area from 1876 until 1900. Riders travel on horseback on a narrow-gauge railroad bed, an original 1880 toll road and past mining remnants from the 1800’s. Ride a Horse!
Take a one-hour tour of Lead, home of the Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center: This one-hour tour takes visitors through historic Lead and a surface tour of Sanford Lab once home to the Homestake Gold Mine. In the Yates hoist room, you’ll see hoists that have been in operation since 1939 and learn about the more-than 5,000 feet of rope that take personnel to the underground. If you’re lucky, you may even see the hoists in action! You’ll also learn a little bit about the mining process and the state-of-the-art Wastewater Treatment Plant designed by Homestake Mining Company and still used today by Sanford Lab and other companies around the world. Tour Historic Lead
Go off- roading: For those who prefer the power of 50 horses – renting an OHV (off-road vehicle) is more your speed. Read more about Operating OHV’s. With over 5,000 miles of off-roading trails to enjoy, you’ll see vistas and canyons you’ll never see by car. Ride a Side by Side.
Catch a Fish: Deadwood and the Northern Hills are a paradise for trout fishing on a mountain stream or floating one of our nearby lakes. Deadwood Springs Outfitters offer anglers the opportunity to fish some great streams as well as learn the basics of fly fishing. Hire a Guide
See the Monuments: With hotel pickup in Deadwood, we’ll arrange a guided tour with stops at Mt Rushmore, Crazy Horse and Custer State Park. This all-day tour will have you back in time for your 4:00 p.m. social hour. Book a Scenic Tour
Play a round or two of Golf: Deadwood has four golf courses within 15 miles of downtown. Both the Lead Country Club and Tomahawk Lake Golf Courses rewards players for staying in the fairway and punishes those who wander off course into tall, dense, rough, towering pine trees and a winding creek. These scenic, 9-hole golf courses are within the Black Hills National Forest. Boulder Canyon Country Club, now an 18-hole layout and voted “Best of the Northern Hills,” is located between Deadwood and Sturgis. And, located on the historic Frawley Ranch just a few miles from Deadwood, Elkhorn Ridge is a modern 18-hole championship course that features rock wall backdrops and mountain views.