Deadwood in a nutshell

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Deadwood, South Dakota

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Sep 27, 2007
Thanks to HBO's series of the same name, Deadwood has enjoyed a surge in popularity among travelers. Aside from the many Casinos, (Deadwood was the third place in the U.S. to legalize gambling) Deadwood is rich in fascinating history. From Historic tours to haunted hotels, plenty of fun can be had without dropping a nickel into a slot machine. You just have to know where to look.

The Adam's Museum is a good start, with a collection of artifacts from Deadwood's earliest days as a gold rush camp.

One of the neatest things in Deadwood is the Historic Adam's House Museum. Rarely is a mansion preserved so well with original furnishings intact. After W.E. Adams died in 1934, the house went relatively unchanged. Stepping through the front doors is liking walking through a time machine. From the very tableware he ate from, to the jar of cookies in the kitchen backed in the 1930s, the house is almost perfectly preserved.

At Mt. Moriah Cemetery you can see the graves of Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane, and Seth Bullock.
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