Top things to do

Top Choice Cemetery in Deadwood

Mt Moriah Cemetery

Calamity Jane (born Martha Jane Burke; 1852–1903) and Wild Bill Hickok (1837–76) rest side by side up on Boot Hill at the very steep cemetery. Entertaining bus tours leave five times daily, May to October, from the …
Bar in Deadwood

Saloon No 10

Dark paneled walls and sawdust on the floor are features of this storied bar. The original, where Hickok literally lost big time, stood across the street, but the building burned to the ground and the owners relocat…
Cafe in Deadwood

Pump House

Drink a cup of locally roasted coffee or craft beer in this old Texaco gas station while you watch glass-blowers make colorful works of art at the adjoining Mind Blown Studio. If all the molten glass gets you fired …
Museum in Deadwood

Days of '76 Museum

Tells the story of the Days of '76 celebration, an annual tradition honoring the town's inception, with Native American artifacts, gun displays and a not-to-miss collection of working stagecoaches and carriages on t…
Historic Site in Deadwood


The trial of Jack McCall, shooter of Wild Bill Hickok, takes place in the evening at 8pm. In this trial he's found innocent, though he later blabbed and was tried, convicted and hung for the murder in Yankton, SD.
Museum in Deadwood

Adams Museum

Does an excellent job of capturing the town's colorful past. There's also a small store with books on the region.
Historic Site in Deadwood

Street Shootouts

Actors reenact famous shootouts on Main St, including the 1877 saloon fight between Tom Smith and David Lunt (who lived for 67 days relatively unbothered by the bullet in his head before finally dropping dead).
American in Deadwood

Midnight Star

Owned by actor Kevin Costner, this attractive boozer (with 'top shelf Jell-O shots') has costumes and photos from his movies. The restaurant serves sandwiches, pastas and seafood.