Once you are in town, make sure to head to Deadwood Tourist Information which is located in the old train depot across the street from the Martin Mason Hotel. Especially during summer, they can provide you with coupons and special rates from current advertising that local businesses have dropped off. The train depot is a long brick building built on a raised platform above a large metered parking lot that borders the main road through town. It is across the street from the Martin Mason Hotel, Silverado Casino or the Deadwood Mountain Grand Complex.
Some of the most famous and historical sites are just a few steps away in the Historic Railroad District. Visit the Adams Museum, Deadwood’s beautiful Lawrence County Court House, the Historic Train Depot, the Adams House, Mount Moriah Cemetery and Deadwood’s event center.
- Over fifteen different casinos
- Thousands in givaways and prizes every weekend
- Live tournaments and particpation
Also be sure to check out our neighbors for some of Deadwoods greatest historical artifacts at the Adams Museum, 54 Sherman St., (605) 578-1714, The museum features thousands of Deadwood historic artifacts and photos. Located across Deadwood street from the Martin and Mason Hotel’s southern exits. May – Sept.; 9-5 daily, and Oct.-April, Tues. – Sat. 10-4 p.m., closed winter holidays. Suggested donation $3.
Additionally, the Adams House, at 22 Van Buren Street (on the way to Mt. Moriah), is a classic Victorian Queen Anne style-mansion built in 1892, which was sealed in 1922 after with its original contents untouched and undisturbed. Opened in 1990 as a museum. (605) 578-3724 May – Sept.; 9-5 daily, and Oct.-April, Tues. – Sat. 10-4 p.m., closed winter holidays. Guided tours-$5 adults, $2 children.
Mt. Moriah Cemetery (Boot Hill) is located to the east of the Martin Mason building across the street past the wild bill statue and up the five hundred foot rock cliff face, but you won’t get there that way! Even though at night you can see the illuminated flagpole of Mt. Moriah from Sherman St, you’ll have to head out of town to the south and just past the Deadwood Recreation Center to a stoplight and to the left is the road to double back towards the Martin Mason and up the steep streets of residential Deadwood to the entrance of Mt. Moriah. As the final resting place of Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane, Potato Creek Johnny, Preacher Smith, Seth Bullock and many other notable characters from historic Deadwood’s colorful past, it is a peaceful departure from the main streets of Deadwood. Surrounded by a pine forest, Mt. Moriah has some majestic views of downtown Deadwood and even better views for those willing to climb the steep hillside to the white rocks above town. Open year round. Admission fee charged from mid-May to mid-October.
Deadwoods Wild Bill Hickok
met his demise in a Deadwood gambling hall on August 2, 1876. Shot in the back by his murderer, Jack McCall. Wild Bill was shot in the back while he was holding the now imfamous “Deadman’s hand” Aces and Eights. The statue of Wild Bill is displayed on Sherman Street across from the Martin Mason Hotel.
Deadwood Mountain Grand Resort. The “Slime Plant” was an old plant used from 1906 to 1973, to separate gold from the other minerals in the crushed rock that came from the nearby Homestake Mine. In 2008, restoration was begun to restore the Slime Plant. The old building has been converted into an entertainment complex, that seats up to 2,500 people for live music performances. It will be completed in July of 2011 when it opens as the Deadwood Mountain Grand Resort.
Lee Street Station is the home of the Phillips 66 gasoline pumps and was once a station in Deadwood. It is now the home of a great local diner serving breakfast and lunch daily.
The Days of ’76 Historic Museum, routes 85 and 14A next to the rodeo grounds, (605) 578-2872, has 60 authentic horse-drawn vehicles, including the original Deadwood Stage.
The Original Deadwood Tour, Main Street, (605) 578-2091, a great one hour narrated bus tour through the streets of Deadwood to Mt.Moriah.
Broken Boot Gold Mine, route 14A south of town, (605) 578-9997 is an old mine located just south of town where you can take a guided tour underground and pan for gold. Hours: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm daily from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Homestake Surface Tours, 160 W. Main St. in the City Park, Lead, (605) 584-3110 May 24th – Labor Day. Visitor Center is open year but the above ground tour is a look into what was the largest gold mine in the western hemisphere until its closure. Now the mine is home to the Sanford Science Lab.
Black hills Attractions
Deadwood is a central location to all the black hills has to offer. Come visit some of America’s most famous landmarks from Mount Rushmore (45 min) and Crazy Horse (40 min) to Wyoming’s Devil’s Tower (2 hours). Or head out on I-90 from Sturgis for a two hour ride to Badlands National Park.