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Best things to do in Deadwood

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Where in the world: USA  /  South Dakota  /  Deadwood

Top 15 things to do in Deadwood

1. Mount Moriah Cemetery

Notable characters of the Wild West and historical figures of Deadwood are buried in Mount Moriah Cemetery. Established in 1878, the cemetery's most famous graves include those of Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane, and Potato Creek Johnny. Originally spread out over two cemeteries, Ingleside and a catholic cemetery, the bodies were moved to the current location in the 1880s to make space for housing on the former Ingleside location. To this day, homeowners in Ingleside occasionally find human remains on their property. You can pick up information on the people buried here at the visitor center.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
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2. Historic Old Town

Suggested duration: 2 hours
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3. Stress Relief Massage of Deadwood

Suggested duration: 2 hours
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5. Deadwood Model Train

Suggested duration: 2 hours
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6. Days of '76 Museum

Suggested duration: 30 minutes
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7. The Brothel Deadwood

Suggested duration: 2 hours
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8. Cadillac Jack's Gaming Resort

Cadillac Jack’s is a full-service gaming resort. The property includes two hotels—Cadillac Jack’s Hotel & Suites and SpringHill Suites by Marriott— Brown Rock Sports Café, plus over 200 state-of-the-art slot machines and table games.
Suggested duration: 4 hours
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9. Devils Tower National Monument, Devils Tower

Rising above the Bear Lodge Mountains, the name of Devils Tower National Monument is a result of the original name being lost in translation. The Cheyenne and Crow tribes called it "Bear's House" or "Bear's Lair." The tower is surrounded by flat land that offsets its conical shape, made up of igneous rock. Theorists disagree on exactly how it was formed, but many believe it is what remains of an ancient volcano. Up close, you'll notice that the rock is eroded into almost perfect square sections along its base. You'll also see that it is a climber's paradise. This natural wonder is the United States' first National Monument, dedicated in 1906.
Suggested duration: 2h 30 min
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10. The Midnight Star

Suggested duration: 2 hours
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11. Adams House

Adams House displays a range of exhibits and artifacts celebrating Deadwood's history. Browse through the personal effects of Calamity Jane and Wild Bill, admire a range of old-fashioned horse wagons, and ogle a particularly impressive gold nugget. The museum is part of a network of historical attractions in Deadwood.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
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13. Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Keystone

American history carved into stone, Mount Rushmore National Memorial is the work of a team of carvers, led by sculptor Gutzon Borglum. The 18 m (60 ft) sculptures of the heads of four American presidents stand 1,745 m (5,725 ft) above sea level. An iconic symbol of presidential greatness, the stone memorial has appeared in dozens of books and movies, attracting over 2 million tourists each year. Carvers took over a decade to create these mammoth faces, working from 1927 until 1941. The canyon behind the carved heads contains a vault with 16 porcelain enamel panels, which record the history of the United States and the biography of the gigantic sculpture's creator.
Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
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14. Deadwood Mountain Grand

History... Revisited.

Once home to Deadwood’s 1906 gold processing plant, Deadwood Mountain Grand now boasts a spacious luxury hotel, a lively casino, first-class live entertainment, fine dining, all with grand views of beautiful Deadwood, South Dakota.

Stay, Play, and Indulge at Deadwood’s Newest Show!
Suggested duration: 2 hours
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15. Scott Jacobs Studio

Suggested duration: 30 minutes
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