Local Attractions

  • Powder House Pass

Within a short distance of our property you can find some of the area’s best seasonal and year-round attractions. Take advantage of every scenic pass and historic hideaway, but don’t forget to experience the local flavor.

Entertaining and educational exhibits explore the natural and cultural history of Deadwood and the Black Hills. View the Hickok collection, tour the Adams House and visit the Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center.

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Experience the Black Hills in a unique way and see it through the eyes of those who first traveled through. Enjoy a horseback ride during the day or even plan an overnight trip. As the horses wind their way through trees, over fallen logs and across creeks, they venture to the mountain peak where you will see one of the most breathtaking views in all of the Black Hills.

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Follow the path of ore cars deep underground into the century-old shafts of the Broken Boot. Walk in the footsteps of thousands of faceless miners who sought their fortunes in the dark and explosive atmosphere of black powder and candlelight.

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Visit our quaint and unique General Store and gift shop located at historic stage stop “Cheyenne Crossing”. Cheyenne Crossing Store is nestled in the Black Hills pines surrounded by rock cliffs with Spearfish Creek at our back door in the heart of scenic Spearfish Canyon.

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Days of ‘76 Rodeo and the Historical Parade keep history alive in Deadwood. Many of the greatest cowboys in the world compete and thrill the fans. Enjoy our historic three-mile long parade up Main Street. It features the Deadwood Stage, numerous horse drawn wagons and buggies from the Days of ’76 Museum Collection, regional bands, cowboys and cowgirls of today and yesterday and a great variety of historic floats and vehicles.  Stay at our campground and visit the Days of ’76 Museum to round out the experience.

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The Black Hills’ premiere large-scale entertainment venue. Housed in the completely refurbished 1906 Homestake Mining Co. plant where millions of dollars in gold ore was recovered in a century of operations, the Deadwood Mountain Grand represents one of the largest historic preservation projects in the U.S. With its contemporary 98-room hotel overlooking the heart of the fabled gold mining camp, its state-of-the-art casino, a 2,500-seat entertainment and event center and an exceptional restaurant, the Deadwood Mountain Grand is the preferred location for your next getaway.

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Historic Deadwood, in the Black Hills of South Dakota, is an old mining town that’s still as wild at heart as it was in the 1800s when the outlaws, gamblers and gunslingers ruled the streets. Today, the entire Black Hills’ town is a National Historic Landmark and an ideal place to release your inner outlaw.

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Deadwood’s historic gaming halls date back to the Gold Rush of 1876. The action continues today in over 80 establishments. Ranging from nickel slots to $100 bet limits, classic games to new twists, Deadwood’s got a game for you. You can find a complete list at our website.

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Take a guided, 1 hour tour of the largest gold mine in the Western Hemisphere and see the original 1876 location of the world’s riches golf vein. On completion of your tour you will receive a sample of ore that was drilled from the Homestake Gold Mine.

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See the extravagance of an era gone by. The Midnight Star, with etched glass, hand-rubbed wood, and polished brass, reflects the opulence of Deadwood during the turn of the century. Try your luck at one of our great selection of slot machines, or try your hand at Black Jack or Three Card Poker. Enjoy watching your favorite games at our Sports Bar. And if your taste buds need tantalizing, join us atop the Midnight Star at Jakes for the finest dining in South Dakota.

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30-60 million bison once roamed the great plains of North America. By the close of the 19th century, it’s estimated that less than 1,000 bison survived. This is their story. While at Tatanka, you’ll enjoy: Larger than life bronze sculpture featuring 14 bison pursued by 3 Native American Horseback Riders, Hands-on Interpretive Center, Native American Gift Shop and a Snack Bar.

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Be part of Deadwood’s largest event! Classic cars, great FREE music, and much more - all set in Historic Deadwood! It’s Kool Deadwood Nites! Click here for annual dates.

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Lead Country Club is famous for primarily two things…the elevated #1 tee and it’s small, naturally sloping greens.At approx. 6200 feet elevation, the “Mile High Club” is a full service 9 hole country club. Located 7 miles south of Lead on Hwy 85 and off the Rochford Rd., the course naturally winds through tree lined meadows.  The greens are small but receptive and the natural slope makes for some interesting reads. Don’t be long and stay below the hole!

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The George S. Mickelson Trail, in the heart of the beautiful Black Hills, was completed in September of 1998. Its gentle slopes and easy access allow people of all ages and abilities to enjoy the beauty of the Black Hills. Much of the trail passes through National Forest Land, but there are parts of the trail that pass through privately owned land, where trail use is restricted to the trail only. The trail is 109 miles long and contains more than 100 converted railroad bridges and 4 rock tunnels. The trail surface is primarily crushed limestone and gravel. There are 15 trailheads, all of which offer parking, self-sale trail pass stations, vault toilets, and tables.

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Mount Moriah Cemetery on Mount Moriah in Deadwood, Lawrence County, South Dakota is the burial place of Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane and Seth Bullock, and other notable figures of the Wild West. By tradition, the American flag flies over the cemetery 24 hours a day, rather than merely from sunrise to sunset.

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Located at Deer Mountain, this favorite ski resort offers all the best. Mystic Miner Ski Resort markets itself as a family resort, with over 200 acres of skiing and 44 trails.

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Pathways Spiritual Sanctuary is a quiet place to spend time walking, sitting, contemplating, reflecting or healing in the natural landscape of an eighty-acre private ranch in the sacred Black Hills of South Dakota. Upon entry into the outdoor sanctuary, visitors are greeted by sculptor Buck McCain’s monumental bronze, The Invocation. A one-mile pathway through the forest and meadow will lead to other inspirational sculptures, hand-hewn benches and a meditative labyrinth.

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Snowmobile Rentals, Rooms, Great Food & Rally Rentals all in one.  We provide our guests with comfortable rooms in the lodge and cabins, plus RV hook-ups for your camping needs.Gather around the cozy Fireplace for a hot cup of cocoa with full service dining after a fun day of sledding in the Hills.  Summer brings with it family fun riding the trails on our fleet of ATVs plus the hype of motorcycles for Rally or just cruising the Hills. Fishing and hunting are also here to enjoy. Nightlife is abundant in Historic Deadwood any time of the year.

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The restaurant seats approximately 135 people. A private room will be available for small groups. A replica of an actual size train engine, tender box, and dining car will seem to be coming out of a mountain tunnel, complete with a waterfall. You will get the opportunity to travel back in time and dine in an authentic early 1900’s dining car.

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The Sanford Underground Laboratory does not currently provide regular public tours. However, the Homestake Visitor Center at 60 W Main St., in Lead, S.D., does offer regular trolley tours of a portion of our surface campus, including a visit to the Yates Shaft hoist room. Other visitors must make appointments or other arrangements in advance.

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Over 1,500 miles of snowmobile trails exist in South Dakota and whether you have the need to cross the open prairie east of the Missouri River or lose yourself in the 1 million acres of ponderosa pine in the Black Hills, South Dakota has it all.

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Scientists tell us that Spearfish Canyon was formed 30 to 60 million years ago. Originally, a great sea covered this area. When the waters started to subside, the canyon was carved out by water eroding away the softer rock. The land was also pushed up from underneath by volcanic action. After many years, the water carved out the channel we have come to call “Spearfish Canyon”. Spearfish Canyon is full of Ponderosa and Spruce Pine trees, giving it a “full of life” feeling no matter what time of year you visit.

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Started in 1938 by the “Jackpine Gypsies” motorcycle club, the Sturgis Rally has become an attraction for people from all over the world. The rally takes place in Sturgis, South Dakota each year during the first full week of August. More than just chaps and leather, the week is jam-packed with concerts— featuring big-name artists, races, stunts, parades, and bike shows showcasing each year’s new rides from Harley-Davidson and Victory.

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Terry Peak Ski Area boasts a 1,100-foot vertical drop and more than 20 miles of ski trails spread out over 400 acres of ski terrain. Terry Peak offers five chairlifts, including two high-speed detachable quads that provide a four-minute ride to the top and let guests ski or ride over 80% of the mountain.

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The Lodge is one of the newest, most beautiful Deadwood hotels. When you arrive at the Lodge at Deadwood, you won’t be able to take your eyes off the breathtaking, panoramic view of the Black Hills and the high plains of Western South Dakota. Just outside your door is a million-acre playground for hiking, mountain biking, motorcycling, skiing and snowmobiling. The Deadwood Lodge truly is one of the most spectacular hotels in Deadwood, SD! Recently opened in December of 2009, the Lodge at Deadwood casino features the areas newest gaming floor. The spacious casino floor offers a great selection with over 260 slot machines, 12 table games, and the Rounder’s Poker Room.

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