Deadwood SD Pictures
A Tourist Hotspot
We drove to Deadwood to see if it was as interesting as the brochures said it was. Deadwood is nestled in a valley, and has a population of 1380. True, it is an old town with lots of 1800's buildings, but when we visited, it was too hot, (middle of July), and it was hard to enjoy ourselves.
We found a parking meter and dropped 2 quarters in it, which gave us an hour. If you can't find a parking meter, you can park at St. Ambrose Catholic Church for a $5.00 donation that goes to the church. Also see the Mass schedule.
On the way out of Deadwood, we drove to see what the town of Lead looked like, but didn't get very far. We stopped at a Subway to get a drink. Across the street from Subway was the Lead Visitor Center, and an open cut gold mine called the "Homestake Gold Mine."
We left Lead, and a thundercloud appeared on the horizon. As we were driving south we saw what appeared to be smoke, and sure enough, a lightening strike started a forest fire. We pulled into the Pactola Reservoir and Scenic Overlook and saw a forest ranger up on the dam watching to see if the fire would come over the hill.
On the way back the storm got larger, and we were beginning to think our tent was going to get soaked. The lightening strikes got heavier, and the thunder started rolling. All we could think of was our campsite getting soaked, so we hurried back to Custer Mountain Campground.
More Pictures of Deadwood
-Entering Deadwood from the South.. Hwy 385....Entering
-Old 1800's buildings near downtown Deadwood... old buildings... Deadwood Then and Now Info Board
-Adam's Museum and the Wooden Nickel, located on Deadwood St and Hwy 85...Adam's Museum and the Wooden Nickel
-the Wild Bill (James Butler) Hickok Monument 1837-1876... Wild Bill Hickok Monument
-the back of Main Street view... back of Main Street... the Deadwood water tower
-Main St. at Burkham Ave.... Burkham Ave and Main St. view... Deadwood Gultch
-Main Street looking south... Main Street looking south... Wild West Winners Club
-Main Street looking north... Main Street looking north
-replicas of original building fronts built on the north side of Deadwood... original building fronts
-an 1872 building... 1872 building... Deadwood and Main Street sign... 1879 building
-the Jack McCall Trial information... Jack McCall Trial for shooting of Hickok
-the Deadwood Trolley, $1.00 per ride... Deadwood Trolley... another picture
-original Deadwood Tour Bus... original Deadwood Tour bus
-Boothill Tours... Boothill Tours... Boothill Tour schedule
-historic downtown pictures... historic downtown pictures
-original location of the saloon 1876... location of the saloon
-the masonic center... the masonic temple... another picture
-the fire hall... the fire hall
Other Deadwood Attractions
-The Roo Ranch, Kangaroos and Wallabys,
located 1 1/2 miles East of Deadwood on Highway 14a phone toll free 877-578-1777
Starting in late May they are open 7 days a week from 10:00 am to 6 pm.
On Wednesdays Children under the age of 12 and Seniors get in for half price.
-Presidents Park, 20 foot sculptures of all 43 US Presidents ... open all year, located 4 miles south of Lead-Deadwood on Highway 85. Bicycle rental: phone 605-584-9925 Get a Bike Rental Coupon; Full Service Snowmobile stop (on trail 5); President's Park will feature a full-service snowmobile rental center this Winter. Black Hills Outback Scenic Jeep Tours during the summer.
-Adam's Museum, an exhibition of select items from the city's Hickok collection Open all year round, located at 54 Sherman St. call 605-578-1714
Watch the Gunslinger Shootout
Shopping in Deadwood
Harley Davidson store... Harley
-Gold Diggers Factory Outlet... Gold Diggers Factory Outlet store
-the Gold Nugget Trading Post... Gold Nugget Trading Post
-the Ponderosa Trading Company... Ponderosa Trading Company
-old pictures of Deadwood businesses... old pictures of Deadwood businesses
Restaurants and Bars
Crab and Prime Rib buffet every Friday and Saturday. phone 800-688-1876
-Four Aces Restaurant has a 75 ft. buffet, located on historic Main Street.
-the Stockade Restaurant entrance... Stockade Restaurant...closeup of goldminer
-the Gold Dust Buffet.... The Gold Dust buffet
Hotels and Motels in Deadwood
Deadwood, South Dakota
Here to make a reservation at a Deadwood hotel
-AmericInn view... AmericInn...
-Best Western Hickok House 137 Charles St.
-Budget Host Black Hills Inn and Suites 206 Mountain Shadow Lane
-The Bullock Hotel... Bullock Hotel
-Cadillac Jack's Gaming Resort... Cadillac Jack's
-Cedarwood Inn... Cedarwood Inn
-Celebrity Hotel.... The Celebrity Hotel... Their building was built over 100 years ago. On display are authentic movie props from over 70 Hollywood movies. Located in Downtown Historic Deadwood, phone 888-399-1886
-Comfort Inn Deadwood 225 Cliff
-Deadwood Gulch Resort Hwy 85 South
-Deadwood Super 8 Motel 196 Cliff St.
-Fairmont Hotel and Oyster Bay Restaurant... Fairmont Hotel
-First Gold Hotel and Casino 270 Main St.. see another view
-Four Aces on north Main... The Four Aces
-Franklin Hotel and Day Spa 700 Main St
-Hampton Inn... Hampton Inn
-Hickok House Motel...... restaurant
-Hickok's Hotel and Gaming... another view of front
-Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites 22 Lee St
-The Mineral Palace Hotel... Mineral Palace Hotel
The Fish N Fry campground is located on Highway 385 just outside of
Deadwood, SD, and has new owners. This is a really great campground, and has all the modern conveniences. Their website is: www.FishNFry.com
If you are going to Deadwood or Lead, you may want to hop over to Spearfish, and Experience Spearfish Canyon. Here's a short movie we made.
New Pages 2012
Spearfish Canyon - A very scenic drive and places to explore!
New Pages 2011
South Dakota Badlands - 2011 pictures taken during a storm!
1880 Town Attraction - Located on I 90, exit 170
Pease Creek Campground - a cute campground with a horse camp.
North Wheeler Campground - a great place to go fishing!
and Updated Pages 2009
South Dakota Hotels - An easy site to check for SD hotels and make reservations
Badlands Wilderness Camping - We did some wilderness camping in the Badlands.
Platte Creek Campground - Tent camping on the Missouri River, Southern SD.
Buryanek Campground - A nice campground recommended by our friends.
Added a page on Pollock SD March 2008