Trip Start Jan 06, 2011
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Last night we saw some commercials for Deadwood, SD on tv and decided to change up our plans (we were originally going to head to Custer, SD) again and head to Deadwood today. This put us on another 4 hour drive, but we got up early and got on the road so we would make it to Deadwood in good time.
We got to the Deadwood KOA around 2:30pm, checked in and got settled in. While we were checking in the woman at the desk informed us that there is a free shuttle from the KOA to downtown Deadwood that runs every hour and the last pick up in Deadwood would be at midnight tonight. This was great news because we were going to bike or walk, but it would have been a super steep hill coming back to the campground later at night.
We tried to catch the 5pm shuttle, but walked down to pick it up at 5 and it was pulling out
After the shootout show ended we walked around Deadwood checking it out. We didn’t realize that it was full of casinos, but it definitely is. And if places aren’t casinos they seem to have at least one slot machine in their shop. There were tons of tourist stores and saloons. Because Deadwood is close to Sturgis and the Sturgis Rally is in a couple of weeks there were bikers everywhere and all sorts of Sturgis paraphernalia. Dad was hoping he would be able to meet up with us and go to Sturgis, but we will be back in the Philly area when the rally is so we will all be missing it.
While walking around we decided to stop in for a beer at the original location of Saloon No. 10, which is the actual location where Wild Bill Hickok was shot. After we finished up our beer we headed out on the street again to find someplace to eat