Deadwood Travel Guide
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- 98%Local Culture
- 92%History Buffs
- 85%Family Travelers
- 71%Adventure Travelers
- 64%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 57%Nightlife Lovers
- 57%Luxury Travelers
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- DeadwoodMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 11
Deadwood is a gold-rush themed town where actors often reenact shootouts on Main St. This is a great stop on a family road trip through South Dakota's famous national parks and monuments.Recommended for:
- DeadwoodMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6
Deadwood, along with Tombstone and Dodge City, is one of those towns that is a living symbol of the Old West. A boom town in the 1870's, Deadwood became famous for its gambling and gunfighters. The most famous inhabitant was probably lawman Wild Bill Hickock, who was shot in the back of the head while playing cards in a Deadwood Saloon. While the original site of Wild Bill's murder has since been demolished is "death chair" is actually exhibited in Saloon No. 10.Recommended for:
- DeadwoodMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravelersVegetarian
Superfically cute old west mining town. They opened up to casinos and that has allowed them to maintain add services but you have to run the casino gauntlet to do anything. It looked like there might be a few non casino shops but they were closed when we were there (off season) as were many of the restaurant options. If you are going get in the casino mindset, we likely will skip next time.
- DeadwoodMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4
Love the beauty of the Black Hills and all the things to do in the area year round, in the fall the trees are yellow and orange and deer are always in your front yard. The town itself is cute but a bit of a disappointment as it's completely full of "casinos" - otherwise the history stands alone.
- DeadwoodMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness TravelersFoodies
I was traveling to South Dakota to se Mount Rushmore for the Fourth of July. Looking at the map, I saw Deadwood was within easy driving distance. The TV show of the same name was popular at the time so I decided to stay in Deadwood. I'm glad I did. Had I chosen Sturgis, I would have been crowded out by the bikers coming in for the motorcycle rally.
- DeadwoodMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravelersFoodiesFirst to Review
It is really a strange place, in fact a casino town. Apart from casinos there are gadget shops, some restaurants and hotels. It is a very turistic place but still enjoyful for a very short trip. In the cemetery there's Calamity Jane's tomb. There are also a couple of antiques shops, in the very centre.
The shopping is good for clothing and other collectables! The casinos are very interesting and well designed. The restaurants are good at food prepration! The entertainment of the old west trials are very realistic when they hire actors to play the parts of the old legends of the township! Alicia Bilindo was here!
Interesting atmosphere with the time loop that occurs through the week of the snapshot of that town... However, come prepared to go to bed early because the shops, restaurants, and other entertainment folds up after sunset... then it is as ghost-town-like as a small town could be which is all this place would be without all the commercial add-ons for the tourists.
This little town is full of fun for adults that like to gamble and eat wonderful food. Not so much to do for the kidies though. In late August the town hosts a street dance "Cool Deadwood Nights". Everyone comes out dressed in poodle skirts and slicked back hair. It is so much fun (I don't dress up) the dance is on Main St. Throughout the summer they will host a number of events just check out the tourism website for info.
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