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Deadwood

3.7
Cemeteries · Casinos · Historic Walking Areas

Popular things to do in Deadwood

Mount Moriah Cemetery ©
Cemetery
Mount Moriah Cemetery
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
Historic Old Town
Historic Walking Area
Historic Old Town
3.3
Duration: 2 hours
Adams Museum ©
History Museum
Adams Museum
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Adams House ©
Historic Site
Adams House
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. It is named after the dead trees found in its gulch. The population was 1,270 according to the 2010 census. The entire city is a National Historic Landmark District, for its well-preserved Gold Rush-era architecture.History19th centuryThe settlement of Deadwood began illegally in the 1870s on land which had been granted to American Indians in the 1868 Treaty of Fort Laramie. The treaty had guaranteed ownership of the Black Hills to the Lakota people and land disputes were endemic, having reached the United States Supreme Court on several occasions. However, in 1874, Colonel George Armstrong Custer led an expedition into the Black Hills and announced the discovery of gold on French Creek near present-day Custer, South Dakota. This announcement triggered the Black Hills Gold Rush and gave rise to the new and lawless town of Deadwood, which quickly reached a population of around 5,000. Whether you only want to go to Deadwood, or have a whole adventure planned, Inspirock has you covered with our user-friendly United States trip app.

Side trips from Deadwood

Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Geologic Formation
Needles Eye Tunnel Custer
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Devils Tower National Monument ©
Geologic Formation
Devils Tower National Monument Devils Tower
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
Sylvan Lake ©
Water Body
Sylvan Lake Custer
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Jewel Cave National Monument ©
Cave
Jewel Cave National Monument Custer
4.0
Duration: 8 hours

Hidden gems in Deadwood

Mt Roosevelt Monument
Monument
Mt Roosevelt Monument
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Deadwood Trailhead George S. Mickelson Trail ©
Hiking Trail
Deadwood Trailhead George S. Mickelson Trail
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Days of '76 Museum ©
History Museum
Days of '76 Museum
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
Deadwood Model Train
Landmark
Deadwood Model Train
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Casinos in Deadwood

Cadillac Jack's Gaming Resort ©
Casino
Cadillac Jack's Gaming Resort
3.5
Duration: 4 hours
Tin Lizzie Gaming Resort ©
Casino
Tin Lizzie Gaming Resort
3.5
Duration: 4 hours
Mineral Palace Casino
Casino
Mineral Palace Casino
3.5
Duration: 2 hours
Gold Dust Casino
Casino
Gold Dust Casino
3.3
Duration: 2 hours

Winter Sports in Deadwood

Terry Peak Ski Area ©
Ski Area
Terry Peak Ski Area
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
Deer Mountain Ski Area
Ski Area
Deer Mountain Ski Area
2.7
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Deadwood

Scott Jacobs Studio ©
Art Gallery
Scott Jacobs Studio
4.9
Duration: 30 minutes
Nelson's Garage Car & Motorcycle Museum
Specialty Museum
Nelson's Garage Car & Motorcycle Museum
1.4
Duration: 2 hours
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