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.
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.
Deadwood’s newest museum commemorates the history of the award-winning Days of '76 celebration and rodeo. It also features a stunning collection of American Indian artifacts. Other exhibits explore Black Hills history, a historic firearm collection, as well as a vast collection of wagons, carriages, and stagecoaches.
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.
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.
Friday, June 16, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, June 17, 2017 (All day)
Celebrate the life and times of Wild Bill Hickok with a weekend full of free entertainment!
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, July 16, 2017 (All day)
3rd Annual Deadwood 3 Wheeler Rally
Draft Schedule for 2017!
Updated 30 JAN 2017
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Thursday, August 24, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, August 27, 2017 (All day)
2017 SUMMARY OF EVENTS - Locations and Times Subject to Change
Thursday August 24, 2017
Friday, September 29, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, October 29, 2017 (All day)
Join us as we celebrate Oktoberfest in the Wild West. Enjoy live German music, the annual Tour de Oktoberfest, free food and dancing.
Friday, October 27, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, October 28, 2017 (All day)
Make plans for the 5th annual Monster Ball on Friday, Oct. 27, 2017 with a live band, dancing and prizes; and the annual Costume Contest with more than $8,000 in cash and prizes for the best costumes on Saturday, Oct.
Things to See & Do
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
12 miles of beauty connecting legendary Sturgis and historic Deadwood
Places to Stay
Strike gold at the Mineral Palace, located in the heart of Deadwood's historic district. Test your skills in our 12 casinos. Enjoy Deadwood's best steaks at the Gem Steakhouse & Saloon. All guest rooms feature in-room safes, irons and ironing boards and high-speed wireless internet access. Handicapped accessible.
Centrally located. 95 spacious RV sites with full-hookups 30 and 50 amp, tent sites with electric. 13 cabins, 5 fully furnished camping cabins. Dump station. Very clean restrooms with shower. Free WiFi, full convenience store, groceries and camping supplies, with fuel & LP fill up. Snowmobile and ATV trails border property. Restaurant on-site. Shuttle to and from Deadwood entertainment.
Stay in style at Deadwood’s newest & nicest boutique hotel. Located just steps off Historic Main Street, we’re your perfect vacation headquarters. Just a short drive from Mt Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial, Custer State Park & Devils Tower. We feature in-room Keurig coffee makers, rainfall shower heads, microwaves, refrigerators, free wifi & free parking!
Let us help you make it a memorable one with one of our fully furnished Black Hills vacation rentals. With cozy, woodsy decor and beautiful scenery, you may never want to leave!
Whether you are interested in Sightseeing, Snowmobiling, Skiing, Fishing, Hunting, or just having fun, the Black Hills are a wonderful place to relax and enjoy a wide variety of activities.
You hook 'em we cook em. Great family fun, food and fishing. No license needed, all equipment provided. Beautiful shaded setting with RV hook-ups, cabins and creekside camping. Campstore, heated pool, laundry/arcade, WiFi, Hiking, ATV & 4x4 trails right off the property. Come see us!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Specializing in upscale accommodations for your Black Hills vacation. Choose from dozens of lodges with a variety of amenities sure to fit your family's needs and create memories to last a lifetime. Amazing views, fireplaces, hot tubs, game rooms, luxurious bedding and convenient locations.
Places to Eat
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.