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    5 Jun 10, 2014

    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.

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  • DeadwoodPro 2014
    Rich Carriero
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    5 Nov 01, 2013

    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.

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    5 Oct 07, 2013

    Gambling, good restaurants and a lot of history in this old gold mining Black Hills town. The Bullock Hotel is the best place to stay if you like old west history.

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    4 May 30, 2013

    Made famous by its inhabitants during its first years, and more recently by the self titled HBO show "DEADWOOD" its is still a small town located not far from Sturgis.

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    3 Oct 23, 2012

    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.

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    4 Oct 11, 2012

    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.

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    Joseph Coureur
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    5 Sep 08, 2012

    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.

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    3 Aug 23, 2012

    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.

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    Rachel Parrott
    4 Aug 03, 2012

    This makes a nice day-trip from Rapid City. Deadwood has a lot of character and is very walkable. For western culture aficionados, this is particularly a good place to go. Parking is scarce.

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    Alicia Bilindo
    5 Jul 15, 2014

    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!

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    Robert Cotter
    3 Jul 05, 2012

    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.

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    Sheri Brayman-Levell
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    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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    Chris K
    5 Nov 04, 2013

    FUN with a capital F!

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    David K
    3 Jul 27, 2013

    OLD WEST MINING TOWN, WITH GAMBLING

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    4 Jun 12, 2013
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    5 May 28, 2013
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    5 May 03, 2013
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    Claire Rudyj
    4 Feb 24, 2013

    Quirky place to visit for a few hours

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    1 Jan 09, 2013
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South Dakota’s Deadwood has a history as exciting as its name sounds. General Custer’s declaration of gold in the Black Hills brought an influx of people to this already lawless town. Brothels, gunslingers and smallpox all took their claim on the city. Today, the popular “recreation” of Deadwood is the outdoor variety: hiking, mountain biking and rock climbing. Regardless, it's still as "frontier" as it ever was, in the best of ways.

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    Sheri Brayman-LevellSheri's Deadwood Guide
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    Joseph CoureurJoseph's Deadwood Guide
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    Rich CarrieroRich's Deadwood Guide
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    Mark MassogliaMark's Deadwood Guide
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    Melvin EMelvin's Deadwood Guide

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