Making History in Deadwood, S.D.

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Downtown Deadwood, S.D.

Downtown Deadwood

Since 1876, Deadwood has been entertaining travelers.

Roulette is a game of chance. It’s also one of the many games you’ll find in historic Deadwood—a Wild West town famous for taking chances. In 1876, fortune seekers took a chance when they came looking for gold and settled in the rough and tumble camp of Deadwood.

Today, visitors to this national historic landmark will find plenty of the Wild West without any of the danger. Walk the cobblestone-lined Main Street where you’ll meet Old West re-enactors who bring history to life. Visit Mount Moriah Cemetery to learn how western legends met their end. The cemetery is the final resting place of Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane and Seth Bullock. Discover all of Deadwood’s stories and legends in one of three world-class museums.

There’s always something new in this Old West town. You’ll find plenty of 24/7 casinos, unique shops and award-winning restaurants. Plan a trip during one of Deadwood’s many year-round events and you’ll enjoy free Main Street concerts, food festivals, parades, classic cars or the PRCA’s “Best Mid-Sized Rodeo” for 14 consecutive years.

Outdoor concert in Deadwood, S.D. Courtesy photo

Outdoor concert in Deadwood, S.D. 

Homestake Gold Mine

Homestake Gold Mine in Leads, S.D.

Homestake Gold Mine in Leads, S.D.

Conducting science experiments deep underground.

Lead’s venerable Homestake Gold Mine operated for 120 years. Until it closed in 2002 it was the largest and deepest gold mine in North America. Today it houses the Sanford Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory (DUSEL). Take a tour of the above ground operation and stand on the viewing platform overlooking the deep open pit mine. Hear stories about the miners as you ride through historic neighborhoods en route from the visitor center to the mine. An exhibit at the visitor center showcases the particle physics research they do deep in the mine. 605-584-3110;

For More Information:
Deadwood Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau
(605) 578-1876
767 Main Street, Deadwood, South Dakota 57732