Area Guide


We invite you to make the most of your visit while you're in Deadwood, South Dakota—a historic gem nestled in the heart of the Black Hills. Immerse yourself in the Wild West charm of this iconic town, where legends like Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane once roamed the streets. Our area guide will lead you through the rich tapestry of Black Hills past and present, ensuring you make the most of your visit.


Historic Deadwood, SD 

Established in 1876, the Wild West town of Deadwood was born when prospectors came across a gulch full of dead trees and a creek abundant with gold. As wild today as it was when legends like Calamity Jane and Seth Bullock roamed the streets. Searching for live music, rodeos, snowmobile races, bull riding, classic cars, freestyle motocross, holiday celebrations, rich history the whole family will enjoy, or just a weekend getaway, Deadwood offers it all. 

Southern Hills 

Hill City, Keystone & Custer

Iconic landmarks only a short distance away. Mount Rushmore National Monument is a must see for the whole family. While in the area be sure to stop by The Eighth Wonder of the World, Crazy Horse Memorial. It depicts the Oglala Lakota warrior riding a horse and pointing to his tribal land. Continue south to Custer State Park, a wildlife enthusiasts dream. Encompassing 71,000 acres, the park is home to bison, elk, prairie dogs, burros, and many more. 

Badlands National Park 

Wall, SD 

Striking maze of buttes, canyons, pinnacles, spires and the rugged beauty of the Badlands draws visitors from all around the world. Considered one of the world’s richest fossil beds where ancient horses and rhinos once roamed. The parks 244,000 acres are home to bison, big horn sheep, prairie dogs, and black-footed ferrets. Badlands National Park has something for the whole family to experience. 

Devils Tower 

Devils Tower, WY 

Explore the iconic national monument Devils Tower, considered sacred by Northern Plains Indians and indigenous people. Standing at 867 feet high, with a flat top covering 1.5 acres, and hundreds of parallel cracks making it one of the finest climbing areas in North America. It's top elevation soaring 5,112 feet above sea level. 

Spearfish Canyon 

Lead, SD 

Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway features 1000-foot limestone walls that are among the most exquisite in the Black Hills. This 22-mile route winds through the Northern Hills showcasing towering cliffs, 7 majestic waterfalls & panoramic views. Rock climbing, biking, hiking, fishing, wildlife viewing are just a few activities for visitors. 

Terry Peak Ski Area

Lead, SD 

A premier destination for your winter vacation, the family-friendly summit stands at 7,100 ft. tall, with the highest lift service between the Rockies and the Alps.  With an annual average snowfall of 150 inches along with a snow making system covering 60% of the mountain offers thorough coverage of the slopes throughout the season. 


Outdoor Enthusiasts 

Unleash your adventurous side and explore the beauty of the Northern Black Hills. Every season in Deadwood is abundant with legendary fun. Fishing, trail rides, ATV & Off Roading, hiking or a day on the Mickelson Trail riding bike and exploring the outdoors.  The Black Hills National Forest has over 3,600 miles of roads and trails. Bring the whole family for an experience of a lifetime. 


Black Hills Maps

A variety of Black Hills Maps available for your convenience.