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... down the road. There are elk, deer, and pronghorn antelope. It’s a beautiful park and well worth visiting.
When we left the park, we headed north with Deadwood as our destination. We missed an important turnoff and ended up on a road that went right over the Black Hills. It was a gorgeous ride, but the road was narrow with so many curves and switchbacks, that by the time we got to our campsite, we were too tired ...
The Sturgis, SD Harley Davidson Rally was all week. I took a few pictures in Deadwood of the bikes. There are about 500,000+ bikers that come to Sturgis, SD, a town of about 3800 and spend most of the 9 days of the rally. Bikes are lined up everywhere you go - a constant stream of bikers on all the roads.
Jim Johnson is having a ball up here riding thru the Black Hills of SD with all the bikers.
I took several pictures ...
... walk around the main strip of Deadwood. It was more touristy then we had expected. They did have a live band that you could hear from blocks away and there was casino's on every street corner. There were no tables!!! All-and-all, it was nice to see Deadwood and read a little about the city but it was mostly a tourist trap.
Bo! The Miami Heat won the NBA Finals
Tomorrow we drive to Cody, WY to see a rodeo.
... corners that they were even more challenging than any of the mountain roads we had been on the last few days. It was a blast - although the occasional camper or touring bus made it difficult to pass.
Once we finished all of the roads of our route, we headed back to camp for brats and burgers on the grill. A great way to finish a day of riding. Unfortunately, due to ...
... Costner was in the shop. She had gone and got his autograph and a picture with him. When she was done meeting him she had to go tell her friends. As she told them all about meeting him and getting and autograph and a picture, one of her friends says, "Where’s your ice cream?" Well she had no idea so she walks back across the road and asks the woman that took her order. ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Deadwood Dick's
Loved this place
My wife and I stayed at Deadwood Dicks hotel The first 3 days in July 2006. We found it very pleasent. It isn't like your ordinary cookie cutter motels, It has an ambience of old Deadwood and 3 floors of Antiques to browse through. A memorable experience and one we look forward to doing again. Ed & Dee Buckmaster Worden Montana.
Great Old West atmosphere
Really enjoy our visits to Deadwood.. The owners, Mary and David make our stay at "Deadwood Dicks" comfortable and fun.. Great personalities, Always willing to go the extra mile to make us feel at ease.. Highly recommended..
John and Sharon Baumgartner
My favorite place in Deadwood!
Deadwood Dicks has by far, the most enjoyable historic atmosphere in Deadwood. If you want the flavor of the old west, this is the place to stay. The journey begins with an elevator ride that is a kick. The rooms are large and the view of Deadwood is truly wonderful. The guests sleep under the legends of Mt. Moriah. If we head to Deadwood, we stay at Deadwood Dicks. The owners know the history of Deadwood and take care of their guests!
Most Truly Historic Place in Deadwood
Deadwood Dick's occupies a four story building built in the late 19th century as a grocery warehouse. It was within this building that one of Deadwood's great fortunes was made. The owners of Deadwood Dick's have taken this marvelous space and created some very comfortable rooms. While I don't live far from Deadwood, I like to go there for a get away and not worry about driving home, and Deadwood Dick's is always my choice. It reminds me of that era in Deadwood's past when trains first arrived, and a new era began. Try Deadwood Dick's, it is a unique lodging experience that is loaded with Deadwood memories.
A friend and I have stayed at Deadwood Dick's for four years in a row now -- we have taken an annual vacation during Days of '76 for the past 8 years. My friend was responsible for reservations four years ago, and by the time she remembered it was her turn, we were in trouble. Through the Chamber we found a room at Deadwood Dick's. Dave and Mary were excellent hosts and we had a great time. Thus our year-to-year reservations. We love the "real" sheets and towels, instead of the over-washed and bleached- out versions found in most hotels. The antique elevator is a hoot -- although it does take some practice! This place really does feel more like "home" than any other place we have stayed. It's close enough to the main street action, but just far enough to be off the beaten track. We feel very comfortable walking from downtown to "home", even late in the evening (or should I say early in the morning!). Definitely not a five-star type of hotel(which would have all the five-star amenities and prices), but definitely a "Deadwood-style" accomodation! Thanks always to Dave and Mary for making us feel more like house guests than hotel guests!
Fun place to stay
Just noticed my review wasn't posted and I really enjoyed staying there last June. It is a fun, quirky place that gives you the authentic feel of Deadwood. It's sort of like Calamity Jane opened a hotel with a bar, slots and all the antiques she picked up around the country! I stayed in one of the smaller rooms and found it very comfortable. It was a great base to wander around Deadwood and the surrounding territory.
Stay all the time
We stay at Deadwwod Dicks all the time. We enjoy the rustic place a lot. It's quite and comfortable, and a short walk to the downtown area.
The first floor is an antique mall, and very large. I mean lots of antiques, you could spend a day just looking at the stuff they have displayed.
The people that run Deadwood Dicks, Dave and Mary, were very helpful and knowable of the area.
This place is a real step into history, it's great. I will be going back again and again, Deadwwod Dicks is a real neet place to stay.
I reserve a room each year for the Black Hills rally at Deadwood Dicks. It is my favorite trip of the year, and one of the reasons is this hotel. It seems to hold the atmosphere and the nostalgia of Deadwood although the building was built after Wild Bill and Calamity Jane were legend. It is close to the main drag where most of the eateries and watering holes are. The antique Otis elevator is like stepping back in history a hundred years. The reason one comes to Deadwood is to experience this feeling. Remember the movie "Somewhere in Time" where Christopher Reeves goes to the Grand Hotel and gets transformed back about 100 years to meet the love of his life? If he had gone to the Ritz Carlton, the movie wouldn't have made sense.
If you stretch your imagination very far, you could call Deadwood Dick's "rustic" or "antique" -- but in fact it is just an old and run down dive. It smells old and musty when you walk in, the stairwell is steep enough to kill you if you take a mis-step, and riding the rickety old elevator stops being fun when it stops showing up ( you see, there are two doors that have to be opened and closed manually, and if the last person didn't close the doors when they got out of the elevator, it just doesn't run. Brilliant, huh?).
Try Deadwood Dick's
If you want something out of the ordinary, try staying at Deadwood Dick's (deadwooddicks.com). It is a 4-story, brick grocery warehouse that has been converted to an antique store and bar on the main floor and hotel rooms/suites on the 3rd and 4th floors. You get to the rooms by using an old elevator, where you shut the doors yourself. It is a family-run business, and the hosts were delightful. The room we had was very comfortable with a full kitchen, which rented for $100/night. There were other rooms that were less expensive. It is located a short walk from the main street activity, but away from the noise. Then walk about a block and half down the street to the Deadwood Thymes Cafe Bistro which had excellent food, in contrast to most other places in the Black Hills.