Deadwood is a National Historic Landmark and its identity as the most famous of the Wild West frontiertowns is half of the appeal for visitors today. The other half, inspired by the city’s colorful past, is gambling. Legalized limited stakes poker and Casino gambling is probably more prominent in modern Deadwood than they were in Wild Bill Hickok’s day. You can gamble then eat at Silverado’s Gaming Establishment and Restaurant, gamble then sleep at Cadillac Jack’s Gaming resort, or simple gamble at the 4 Aces or Tin Lizzie’s.
Of course the history of Deadwood is still the major attraction for many visitors. The Adams Museum’s self-guides tours are very interesting, as is the Adams House, a 19th century mansion with its original contents completely intact. Mt. Moriah Cemetery and the infamous Boot Hill are favorite destination for anyone who wants a gander at the graves of Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane. Discovery Tours run daily.