Once a frontier gold rush town full of lawless prospectors, today Deadwood, South Dakota is known for its museums, restored gambling halls, historic buildings, old gold mines and many other activities and attractions.
Deadwood, SD is located in the northern Black Hills area, along the junction of HWY 85 and HWY 14A.
With more than 28 hotels, 41 restaurants, 80 gambling halls and gaming facilities, campgrounds, and novelty shops, here is just a highlight of the many amenities Deadwood has to offer:
- Lodging: Choose from luxury condos and suites to bed and breakfasts, motels, cabins, and campsites.
- Dining: Featuring fine dining, steakhouses, cafes and bistros, themed restaurants, bars and saloons, pizzerias and more.
- Other Amenities : Gas/service stations, Banks/ATMS, Hospital, and more!
- Gambling and Gaming
Spend an evening in one of the restored gambling halls and feel the thrill of anticipation as you roll the dice and await your fortune like the prospectors and gamblers of old.
- Guided Tours
Learn more about this once wild and lawless town when you take a guided tour of Deadwood, including tours of Mount Moriah Cemetery, Boot Hill Cemetery, or tour one of the old mines and pan for a gold nugget.
With the Mickelson Trail beginning its 110-mile stretch in Deadwood, hikers and cyclists can spend many hours exploring the Black Hills as the trail winds amidst dramatic and forested terrain.
Practice your long drives and putts on an area golf course.
- Horseback Riding
Several outfitters are located in Deadwood, ready to take you on an adventure "Old West" style, as you ride through fantastic landscapes feeling like a frontiersman or woman.
- Adams House and Museum
No trip to Deadwood is complete without a visit to the Adams House and Museum. See artifacts from the time of Wild Bill and Calamity Jane, learn about Black Hills natural history, view Lakota beads, quilts and other items, and experience "the grandest house west of the Mississippi" as your tour the 118 year-old Victorian building.
- Mount Moriah Cemetery
Visit the gravesites of Wild Bill Hickock and Calamity Jane.
- Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway
If you need a break from the gaming halls, museums, historic homes, gold-mines and other Deadwood activities, take a driving tour of Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway for some breathtaking views. (Take HWY 85 north out of Deadwood.)
- From Spearfish, SD: Deadwood is located approximately 15 miles (20 minutes) from Spearfish. Travel east on I-90 E/US-14 E/US-85 S for 5.5 miles before taking the US-85 S exit (17). Travel south for 8.5 miles.
- From Mount Rushmore: Deadwood is located approximately 49 miles (1 hour 10 minutes) from Mount Rushmore. Begin by heading northeast on SD-244 for 1.3 miles before turning slight left on US-16A for 3.4 miles. Merge onto US-16 W and continue for 5.6 miles. Turn right onto US-385 and drive for 36.6 miles. Turn right on US-85 and continue for approximately 2 miles.