Deadwood - Lead, South Dakota

See ALL the video tours »

Click the button above to go see all the South Dakota Video tours!

Deadwood, South Dakota Video Tour:

Deadwood Mini Golf


Comfort Inn Deadwood

Deadwood Gulch Gaming Resort

Sanford Lab and Visitor Center

Whistler Gulch

Whistler Gulch logo

Buffalo Bodega Complex

Buffalo Bodega logo

Tatanka: Story of the Bison

Tatanka logo

Kool Deadwood Nights

Deadwood Nights logo

Days of 76

Days of 76 logo

Dakota Sky Stone

Dakota Sky logo

Prairie Harvest Mercantile

Prairie Harvest logo

Deadwood Mountain Grand

Deadwood Mountain logo

Silverado Franklin

Silverado Logo

Mineral Palace Hotel & Gaming

Mineral Palace logo

Celebrity Hotel

Celebrity logo

Cedar Wood Inn

Cedar Wood logo

Deadwood Dick's

Deadwood Dick's logo

Bullock Hotel

Bullock logo

Hickok's Hotel & Gaming

Hickok's logo

Iron Horse Inn

Iron Horse logo

Days Inn - Lead

Days Inn logo

Midnight Star

Midnight Star logo

Oyster Bay Gaming

Oyster Bay logo


Traveler Magazine is a South Dakota tourist publication where you can find the latest maps, coupons, and South Dakota attractions. Our goal is to help you plan your vacation by showing you what there is to see and do in the great state of South Dakota. Comprised of over 150 pages, you’re sure to find some great deals at hundreds of stores, hotels and tourist attractions.


Rich Songstad - Publisher
Knight Enterprises, Inc
PO Box 846 Rapid City, SD 57709
P: (800) 311-7066

Go see ALL the South Dakota video tours:
Traveler Magazine and South Dakota video tours 100's of vacation destinations
The settlement of Deadwood began illegally in the 1870s on land which had been granted to American Indians in the 1868 Treaty of Laramie. The treaty had guaranteed ownership of the Black Hills to the Lakota people and land disputes were endemic, having reached the United States Supreme Court on several occasions. However, in 1874, Colonel George Armstrong Custer led an expedition into the Black Hills and announced the discovery of gold on French Creek near present-day Custer, South Dakota. This announcement triggered the Black Hills Gold Rush and gave rise to the new and lawless town of Deadwood, which quickly reached a population of around 5,000.

Deadwood recreation:

In the summer, there are numerous trails for hiking, mountain biking, and horse back riding. The northern end of the George S. Mickelson Trail starts in Deadwood and runs south through the Black Hills to Edgemont. Several man made lakes, including Sheridan Lake, provide fishing and swimming. Spearfish Canyon to the north has many places to rock climb. In early June the Mickelson Trail Marathon and 5K, as well as accompanying races for children, are held. During the winter there are two ski areas just a few miles outside of nearby Lead, SD – Terry Peak and Deer Mountain. The Midnight Star casino in Deadwood is owned by American film actor Kevin Costner, who had directed and starred in the 1990 Academy Award-winning film Dances With Wolves, which was filmed mainly in South Dakota. International versions of many of his films' posters line its walls.