Attractions in Deadwood, SD

Attractions in Deadwood, SD
The historic mining town of Deadwood, S.D., is on the National Historic Register and is home to several casinos, outdoor recreation spots and educational opportunities. Located in the Black Hills in western South Dakota, Deadwood visitors can enjoy scenic views as they stroll along Main Street, watch a re-enactment of an Old West shootout or hike along the George S. Mickelson Trail.

Tatanka: Story of the Bison

Discover the tale of the bison that once roamed the plains of South Dakota and neighboring states. The tribute to bison was developed by the actor Kevin Costner and features several educational exhibits, bronze sculptures and information to help visitors learn more about the 30 to 60 million bison that once roamed North America. Admission isn't charged for people 5 years of age and younger. If you travel to the area frequently, annual passes are also available. Tatanka is open daily from May 15 through Sept. 30.

Tatanka: Story of the Bison
100 Tatanka Drive off of State Route 85
Deadwood , SD 57732
(605) 58405678
Storyofthebison.com

George S. Mickelson Trail

The trail covers more than 100 miles and takes hikers through the scenic surroundings of the Black Hills. Designed for easy access, the gentle slopes make it an ideal trail for people of all ages. The trailhead in Deadwood is near the old railroad depot on Sherman Street. There are restaurants, restrooms and lodging options near the Deadwood trailhead.

George S. Mickelson Trail
Deadwood Trailhead -- Sherman Street
Deadwood, SD 57732
(605) 584-3896
Mickelsontrail.com

Original Deadwood Tour

Learn more about the history of Deadwood during this hour-long narrated tour. Discover details about Gen. George Custer's expedition into the area and the Gold Rush experienced in the Black Hills area. The tour takes visitors through areas of interest, including the grave sites of Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane. Enjoy views of Deadwood Gulch from the Mount Moriah lookout. The tours depart daily from the Midnight Star.

Original Deadwood Tour
Midnight Star
677 Historic Main Street
Deadwood, SD 57732
(605) 578-2091
Originaldeadwoodtour.com

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