Deadwood | Black Hills & Badlands - South Dakota
  • Deadwood | Black Hills & Badlands of South Dakota
    Deadwood

    In the 1870s, Deadwood Gulch was the site of the last big frontier gold rush in North America

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.