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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.

We walked up one side of Main St. Crossed the street, and headed back. On the way back we were just in time for a gunslinger shootout. See the video below.

Downtown Deadwood

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."

Entering the town of Lead

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 Deadwood... population 1380
-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

-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

-the Harley Davidson store... Harley Davidson store
-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

-Silverado Franklin, 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 - Click 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

Deadwood Campground!

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:

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.

Thanks for visiting
Photography © Vlad and Carol in Tripp, SD
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