Located in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota, Deadwood was the site of the last major gold rush in the continental United States. The discovery of gold in 1875 led to the founding of Deadwood the following year and brought enormous wealth and notoriety to the area. The booming town immediately gained a reputation as a rough-and-tumble mining camp where Wild Bill Hickok was killed and Calamity Jane earned her fame. Eventually, with the arrival of electricity, telephone service, and the railroad, Deadwood grew into a stable and thriving business community.
Deadwood was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1961 and works hard to preserve its historic past for present and future generations to enjoy. For more information about Deadwood attractions, packages, and special events, please contact Black Hills Central Reservations or the Deadwood Chamber & Visitors Bureau.