Deadwood Mountain Grand Hotel
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... thought that government was the best mechanism for long term civilization. Gutson Borglum, the lead sculptor on Mount Rushmore, dynamited a seventy foot tunnel in the back of that monument for a hall of records. He thought it should hold histories of the country, the presidents and the construction of the monument for future civilizations to discover and interpret. The government stopped construction on that Hall, though, as soon as they heard ...
... First of all Crazy Horse died at 34 and was no Ghandi or Nelson Mandela but here he is 200 feet high in a crazy (appropriate) statue started in 1948 and still only a quarter finished, you can’t help feeling it was commissioned to outdo the Mount Rushmore statues only 12 miles away. The techniques of sculpture however are fascinating with dynamite as the prime tool I’m sure Michaelangelo is wincing in his grave. So from here we did the usual tourist trek ...
... and Theodore Roosevelt. We visited the monument, took some photos, ate lunch, did a little shopping, then back on the bus. We made our way to Kevin Costner's Tatanka: The Story of the Bison. We listened to the story of the Lakota people and viewed the 17 piece "Lakota Bison Jump" bronze collection sculpted by local artist Peggy Detmers. We then headed to Deadwood, which used to be a lawless ...
This morning we woke up to a whopping 34 degrees. Everything was
completely soaked from the morning dew. On the upside, the sun was out
in full swing this morning, which was much, much appreciated after a
chilly cold night.
Today, we would run into Sturgis for a little sightseeing and to buy
some clearanced Sturgis Rally clothing. It was warming ...
... cold ale in the aircon prior to us heading out to Sturgis where we pitch the tent for the next two nights and get into the motorbike rally where it will be hot and rather crazy.
After Sturgis we have some fantastic country to ride through and 8 nights with no rest break which shall be the longest of the entire trip. By that I mean it will be ride/sleep/ride/sleep etc. It will be some of the best riding of the trip and I ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Good location. No poker room. Restaurant was not memorable.
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