In the 1870s, Deadwood Gulch was the site of the last big frontier gold rush in North America. Fueled by gold and greed, Deadwood began as a lawless camp of get-rich prospectors and a business district comprised largely of saloons, dance halls, card parlors and bodacious bordellos.
Deadwood flourished on gold mining for more than a century, but today it is well known for its rich history, legal gambling and attractions that are all related to gold, or the wild and woolly gold rush heritage of this wonderfully restored community.
Nearly 80 gaming establishments, over 28 hotels, 41 restaurants as well as numerous campgrounds and service stations. There are many local attractions for fun and relaxation.
Kevin Costner invites you to learn how 30-60 million bison once roamed the great plains of North America and were hunted almost to extinction. This is their story. View a larger than life bronze sculpture of 14 bison pursued by 3 Native American horseback riders. Experience a hands-on Interpretive Center, Visit our Native American gift shop & snack bar.
Join us for 18 holes of wild & wacky goofy golf! Play games at the arcade & redeem tickets for prizes. Adults can also play at the casino - all adjacent to Deadwood Comfort Inn & Suites on Hwy 85 South in Deadwood.
It's game on in Deadwood! Kids of all ages can catch some gaming action in the wild west city. Featuring more than 30 games & 2 custom built, themed shooting galleries, this place is a good time! Entertainment for the whole family. Cool prizes, snack bar, beer & wine. Plenty of parking behind the building. Families & parties welcome!
Visit two distinctively different pieces of Deadwood history. Bits, pieces and whole collections are preserved at the unique Adams Museum. Step back in time as you tour through the beautifully restored, Queen-Anne style mansion - The Historic Adams House. You don't want to miss either of these "must-see" attractions!
Underground tours of an authentic gold mine where miners pursued gold ore veins with black powder and candlelight. Tours every 30 minutes. Every visitor receives a souvenir stock certificate. Pan for gold. Ample parking. Open daily, mid-May thru mid- September. MC & Visa.
If you love fine food, wine and distinctive brews, don’t miss the Forks, Corks and Kegs Food and Wine Festival in Historic Deadwood.
Celebrate the life and times of Wild Bill Hickok with a weekend full of free entertainment!
3rd Annual Deadwood 3 Wheeler Rally
Draft Schedule for 2017!
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Thursday August 24, 2017
Join us as we celebrate Oktoberfest in the Wild West. Enjoy live German music, the annual Tour de Oktoberfest, free food and dancing.
Things to See & Do
12 miles of beauty connecting legendary Sturgis and historic Deadwood
Deer Mountain features over 400 acres of skiing and 50+ trails with a 1,000-foot vertical drop. Deer Mountain is operated by Ski Mystic Deer Mountain.
The Black Hills are full of monumental works of both man and nature, evident too in the world-class hiking, biking, motorized and non-motorized trail offerings one can find here. Whether hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, ATVing or snowmobiling, the uncrowded, natural surroundings of the Black Hills and Badlands are an outdoor mecca with over 450 miles spread across 75 different trails.
This was the stuff legends were made of on the American frontier.
The route of choice for rambling through the Black Hills National Forest
Stretching 109 miles from Deadwood in the north to Edgemont in the southwest, the Mickelson Trail has become known far and wide for the highquality bicycling it offers.
With a surface of primarily crushed limestone and gravel, the trail currently has 15 trailheads which all offer parking, self-sale trail pass stations, vault toilets and tables. Most of the grades are gradual and gentle, with none exceeding four percent. Portions of the trail are considered strenuous.
Rhubarb, crab apples, chokecherries, buffalo berries, wild plums. The native fruits of South Dakota, along with recently developed grape varieties that thrive in our Northern Plains climate, make for some unique and delectable fine wines produced by four regional wineries.
When you vacation in the northern Black Hills, you will be surrounded by an area synonymous with great stories of the gold rush and old west.
You will visit the haunts of such legendary figures as Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane, as well as many other locations in the gaming town of Deadwood, a National Historic Landmark. This region is rich with Black Hills history.
If you like taking risks but you’re not quite up to climbing a 7,500-foot mountain or skydiving, gambling in South Dakota may be just the vacation fun you are looking for! Visitors who prefer testing their luck at slot machines, blackjack or poker will find plenty of delight in Vegas-style gaming at Deadwood's thirty casinos. Throughout the state you will find nine Tribal Casinos and statewide video lottery machines.
Places to Stay
A perfect year-round destination for family getaways, conventions & small group gatherings. Enjoy mountain serenity & Las Vegas fun. Resort has 140 luxurious hotel guest rooms & suites, large casino, Deadwood Grille & Oggie's Sports Bar and Emporium. Voted best restaurant and sports bar, hotel, & casino in the Black Hills in 2014.
Make history at Deadwood's top-of-the-town Main Street Hotel & Casino! The largest blackjack pit, live poker, state-of-the-art slots and Deadwood's only Vegas-style buffet with Crab Festival every Friday & Saturday.
Deadwood's finest downtown hotel. Victorian rooms have reproduction antique furnishings. Luxury rooms feature marble bathrooms, glass showers, bathtubs in-room safes. Amenities include: pillow top beds, towel warmers, cable, free WiFi, continental breakfast and parking. Enjoy the outdoor deck with fire pit and movie memorabilia. Competitively priced, exceptional cleanliness.
One of Deadwood's newest hotels, featuring 78 luxurious suites, glass enclosed infinity pool and hot tub, lobby bar and outdoor fire pit, complimentary breakfast and underground parking, plus 3,800 square feet of meeting space with on-site catering. Cadillac Jack's Casino is located adjacent to the hotel.
Kick-back in a cabin or RV site tucked into the forest. We have cabins that sleep 4 to 8 people and have a hot tub. We offer summer-long RV parking too. Relax in our comfortable lodge with a restaurant and bar. Want to explore? Rent an ATV in warmer weather & a snowmobile during the winter. Enjoy easy & close access to ATV and snowmobile trails.
How will your night play out? At Cadillac Jack's in Deadwood, you're guaranteed an unforgettable time. Remodeled rooms including 2-room Jacuzzi suites, infinity pool & hot tub, great food at Brown Rock Sports Cafe, hundreds of slot machines, live blackjack & poker table, internet access & gift shop.
Deadwood Gulch Gaming Resort HAS IT ALL! The Gulch features a 24-Hour Casino, Award-Winning Hotel, Creekside Restaurant andConvention Center. With on-site parking in a beautiful Black Hills setting and access to the Mickelson Trail for year-round outdoor activities we are your one-stop-shop when planning a vacation.
A four-season paradise for all activities and interests. Open year-round, our 7 deluxe log cabins with full bathrooms, A/C, cozy fireplaces and all modern conveniences of home. Sleeps 2-12.
Rooms with a history in the hotel built by Deadwood's first sheriff, Seth Bullock. Modern convenience with a taste of the past includes queen, king, two queen and Jacuzzi rooms. This great downtown Deadwood accommodations will keep you comfortable and still remind you of the Old West spirit of the town.
Casinos, historic reenactments, museums, gold mines and the graves of Wild Bill Hickok & Calamity Jane. Free shuttle to downtown Deawood. Cabins, lodges, RV sites, tent sites. Free cable TV, WiFi, heated pool, hot tub, store, laundry, playground, rec room. Pet friendly. Open mid-April to mid-October.
Places to Eat
Only museum in the world with a bar! The most famous watering hole in the West. #10 is Deadwood's hottest entertainment spot. Live reenactments of the Shooting of Wild Bill Hickok. Top rated show band nightly.
This fun sports bar and grill is a great place to relax a bit or catch a current sporting event on one of the many TV's. Enjoy a burger, salad, pizza, sandwich and more while surrounded by movie memorabilia from Kevin Costner's movie career. Family friendly. Groups welcome too!
Since 1903, The Franklin Hotel's legendary hospitality has drawn the likes of Teddy Roosevelt, Babe Ruth and John Wayne. Now, add Deadwood's best steaks and seafood to the Franklin's list of legends. The Legends Steakhouse features casual elegance and amazing prices. Our food like our service is legendary.
The 2nd floor of the Gold Dust Casino in historic downtown Deadwood is now home to South Dakotas’ own Mavericks Steaks & Cocktails. Join us for the best food, service & prices in town. Dine on fall-off-the-bone ribs, steaks, pasta, homemade soups & so much more! Open daily at 11 AM.
Deadwood's premier steakhouse, serving hand cut Angus beef, smoked prime rib and much more. Open 7 days a week serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Great service, fun atmosphere, full cocktail bar and wine list. Located on the 2nd floor of the Mineral Palace & Gaming Complex.
The Lodge at Deadwood Hotel sates its guests' appetites with first-class dining at the Deadwood Grille & Oggie's Sports Bar & Emporium. Catering to both traditional and informational dining preferences, the Lodge offers the best of both for ultimate taste satisfaction.
Alongside Whitewood Creek we offer a welcoming family atmosphere. Visit us 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch or dinner. We use high grade ingredients, fresh produce and Certified Angus Beef. Fudge and baked-fresh-daily donuts.