Dec 19

Deadwood, South Dakota

In the final installment of our day out while in Keystone, SD we went to Deadwood the place here Wild Bill Hickok was killed.  We had 3 hours here, but would have been happy with one hour.

The city is about 3 blocks long and consists of shops, casinos, restaurants, bars and hotels.  I was surprised by the number of casinos in the town, though if I had thought about it in the frame that Wild Bill was killed here gambling it might have been a little more obvious.  Most of the casinos were just slots, only a couple places had table games.  The shops consisted of cheesy western merchandise and some expensive high end stuff too.

There appeared to be a few other activities outside of the town, but you needed a car to get to them.  Otherwise there didn’t seem to be much else to do.  We did attend the western shootout, twice.  It’s a cheesy little show they do on the street simulating a shoot out.  It was entertaining the first time, less so the second time.  Deadwood seemed like a nice place to stop for dinner or maybe a night while traveling through the area, but I’m not sure there is much else in the area to really entertain you if you’ve already been to Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse.