Top Trail Towns: Deadwood, South Dakota - Page 2
Courtesy Photo of Deadwood Chamber of Commerce
> GET THERE / An hour southeast of Deadwood, Rapid City Regional Airport is the closest airport. No mass transit companies serve Deadwood.
> BE A TOURIST/ The entire town of Deadwood is on the national register of Historic places, so visit and embrace history! Start with Tatanka, a Native American interpretive center, then tour the Adams Museum, where you can learn about Deadwood’s gold-rush days. Finally, visit the mount Moriah Cemetery to “meet” some crazy characters who spent time in Deadwood.
> TAKE NOTE / The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally takes place the first full week of August each year in the town of Sturgis, near Deadwood. Hundreds of thousands of attendees fill the roads, hotels and other tourist establishments of the black Hills area, making unrelated tourism challenging.
BY THE NUMBERS
1284 Number of inhabitants residing in Deadwood’s 3.83 square miles.
1874 Year gold was discovered in Deadwood gulch. Thousands of prospectors came to the valley in 1875 and 1876 in the black Hills gold rush.
326 Number of finishers at the 2013 Deadwood Mickelson Trail marathon (1927 people completed the accompanying Half marathon).