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Trip Planner USA  /  South Dakota  /  Deadwood

Deadwood

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Cemeteries · Casinos · Historic Walking Areas
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.
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Cemetery
Mount Moriah Cemetery
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
Historic Walking Area
Historic Old Town
3.3
Duration: 2 hours
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History Museum
Adams Museum
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Historic Site
Adams House
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes

Side trips from Deadwood

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

Hidden gems in Deadwood

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

Casinos in Deadwood

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

Winter Sports in Deadwood

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

Museums in Deadwood

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

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