South Dakota January 28, 2017
The Unique Town in South Dakota That’s Anything But Ordinary
This town in Western South Dakota stands out among our most intriguing and fascinating places. Situated right in the heart of the Black Hills, this wild west town has been accurately restored to reflect the Gold Rush Era and it’s lawless and chaotic beginning. Rich with history and entertainment, this whole town is a National Historical Landmark that’s anything but ordinary.
Located in the Black Hills, Deadwood is small town of 1,288 people that was founded during the gold rush in 1867. This unique and historic town is absolutely packed full of intriguing and historic attractions.
Deadwood received its name from the dead trees that lined the canyon walls during the Gold Rush.
Once known as a wild and lawless frontier town, it’s now a fantastic tourist area where remnants of the Wild West are still very much present.
Visitors can visit the site where Wild Bill Hickok was shot in the head by Jack McCall during a poker game on August 2nd, 1876.
During the summer nights, events of that fateful day are restaged beginning with a reenactment of a gunfight on Main Street.
Take a walk through Mount Moriah’s Cemetery and stand next to the graves of Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane, Seth Bullock and more. Plaques are scattered throughout this historic cemetery, full of interesting facts and stories of the souls buried there.
You can take a tour of the 100-year-old- Broken Boot Gold Mine found on upper Main Street. Tours begin every 30 minutes!
The Adams Museum is an absolute must-experience while you’re in Deadwood. This little museum is just LOADED with history for you to discover during your self-guided tour.
You can view interactive exhibits and historic artifacts / pictures from Deadwood and the surrounding area. The Adams Museum also gives an accurate overview of the Lakota people whose land was stolen from them.
The Adams House was built in 1892 by Harris and Anna Franklin, prominent Deadwood citizens. Take a tour through this elegant historical home, and you’ll feel as though you’ve stepped through a time warp.
Everything from the chandelier and stained-glass windows to the oak interior is stunning.
Of course, you can’t leave Deadwood until you’ve taken an old-time photo to commemorate your visit!
Woody’s Wild West Photography has more than 25 different settings with over 1,000 costume combinations!
This is short a short list highlight a few of the MANY adventures you can have in Deadwood. Browse the town’s
website to learn more!