Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Deadwood, South Dakota

What a beautiful place! We took a ride up Route 385 to Deadwood. It's an old gold mining town, one where Wild Bill Hickok was shot while playing cards. There are a lot of old buildings, not original, but rebuilt after a fire destroyed the town back in 1894.

There is a small casino in almost every building
with slot machines and table games.
We played a few slots and won a bit.

Dropped in to Kevin Costner's
restaurant/casino...the Midnight Star..

played a bit, and had a drink
at the beautiful bar.

We took a trolley tour of the town, 
which ended up at the Mt. Moriah Cemetery.

This is where Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane are buried.
The view from up on the hill is fantastic!
Of course the ice cream stop of
the day was at a little shop
right across from the casino:

The end of the day was topped off
stopping by a winery
that was on the way back to Custer, 
called Prairie Berry.

With some wine, cheese, 
and crackers, we
went back to our hotel 
and enjoyed it outside
by the fire pit.

We've both decided that this is one place
we want to stay when we have our RV.
There were so many campgrounds we 
saw along the highway.
Two more years!!


  1. Fun to have future destinations n mind.

    Helps visualize the dream.

  2. Glad to see you are enjoying your vacation finally!

    Bill and I really loved both North and South Dakota. We can't wait to get back for a longer visit. But in the mean time, we are enjoying going along with you to see the sites!!

    Safe Travels and Happy Trails.....

  3. i use to live in south dakota and spent a lot of time in the spearfish valley. fall colors should be near...