Tatanka: The Story of the Bison Photo: Laura Grier Kevin Costner is responsible for this memorial.
You’ll see a larger-than-life bronze sculpture of 14 bison being pursued by three Native Americans on horseback, as well as tepees and an interpretive center.11.
Adams Museum & House The museum is great, but don’t miss the Adams House.
Built in 1892, this Queen Anne-style mansion was home to W. Adams, founder of the Adams Museum and a pillar of the Deadwood community.
(Amazingly, the house was originally built with plumbing, electricity, and telephone service.) After Adams died in 1934, his wife left the place just as it was (sheet music on the piano, medicines in the bathroom cabinet, and all), and it remained closed for nearly 60 years.
In 1998, the house was restored as part of the museum.12.
Broken Boot Gold Mine Deadwood was originally an old mining town, so what could be cooler than an underground mine tour.
The only rule is, if you’re going to cover someone else’s work in any way, it has to be because you believe it will add to or improve it.4. It’s lovely, but one of the best parts is the gift shop: Where else can you buy books like Medieval-Inspired Knits and In Cod We Trust? Downtown Deadwood and Main Street Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane once walked the streets of this historic town situated in the Black Hills.
Alex Johnson Hotel This hotel, opened in 1928, is a part of South Dakota history and boasts having hosted five presidents. Deadwood has been accurately restored to its 1800s glory, but these days the gold rush is all about gambling — there are more than 80 gaming halls to choose from.7.
“Tatanka” is the Lakota word for “bull buffalo,” which were central and sacred to plains Native Americans.