Less than an hour’s drive north of Rapid City, lies the town of Deadwood. In the 1870’s Deadwood Gulch was the site of the last frontier gold rush in North America. Fueled by gold and greed, Deadwood began as a lawless camp of get-rich-quick prospectors and a district comprised of largely saloons, dance halls, card parlours and bodacious bordellos!
Into this volatile mix came frontier legends like Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane, who lived and died in Deadwood. Today the whole town is a designated National Historic District.
A visit to the Adams Museum and House is a must, here you view artwork, photographs and myths associated with Calamity and Hickok. At he Broken Boot Gold Mine, follow the ore car rails onto 100 year old gold mine and try your hand at gold panning. The Old Style Saloon, boats the only museum in the world with a bar and it’s the site of the live re-enactments of the “ Shooting of Wild Bill Hickok”
We’d encourage to jump on the Deadwood’s mini-bus tours for a colourful insight into the town. They’ll tell you about the old “Badlands” red light district and stop at Mount Moriah the final resting place of Wild Bill and Calamity Jane.
Historic Main Street is a great place to head for in the evening, we love the Midnight Star bar and restaurant owned by Kevin Costner, here you can view memorabilia from the film “Dancing with Wolves!
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