City of Deadwood

The whole City of Deadwood is a an American National Historic Landmark. Go back in time on its carefully restored architecture and walk the streets where the famous & infamous left their marks.  See where Wild Bill Hickock was assassinated and visit his gravesite next to Calamity Jane.

Most visitors to Deadwood experience only the glitz of its casino-filled Main Street. But for a real historical perspective of this once rough and raucous town, you will need to explore beyond the blackjack tables and slot machines.

While the gold rush of 1876 brought the likes of Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane, it also provided the wealth to construct a thriving commercial center in the heart of the Black Hills of South Dakota.  Any history buff will love the Adams Museum which features exhibits on the Gold Rush and those who made it famous.  The Days of 76 Museum features several old West Stage Coaches and Rodeo exhibits.  In Deadwood's sister City, Lead, visit the Homestake/Sanford Labs Visitor Center, newly built and showing the history of what was the world's largest Gold Mine and its new job to help scientists explore sub-atomic particles at a depth of over 8500 feet!  You won't be disappointed!