Deadwood, South Dakota

An Entire City on the National Historic Register

July 2014 was when we did our massive 22 state, 15 national park road trip. After 2 full days of sightseeing around Rapid City, we finally departed. We made our way northwest on a little road headed towards the town of Deadwood. Now Deadwood is a name familiar to most people. Imagine an entire city on the National Historic Register. What you'll see in Deadwood today is a careful, accurate restoration of a historically significant city. Deadwood's extensive Victorian architecture is unique to the West. While the gold rush of 1876 brought the likes of Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane, it also provided the wealth to construct a thriving commercial center in the heart of the Black Hills of South Dakota.

We were more interested in the history and architecture of the town rather than the modern upgrades. One street leads you up to through the original part of town and another is sort of a bypass. We made the full loop in the car but did not get out to go in anywhere. We're not souvenir collectors so going in most places is never considered. We did take some pictures so we could look back one day and remember that we have been here.

Here are the pictures we took while in Deadwood, SD.