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OUTDOOR RECREATION

Terry Peak Ski Resort

Terry Peak Ski Resort

Terry Peak Ski Area is the best ski and snowboard resort for families in the Black Hills featuring short lines, great runs, high-speed lifts & a terrain park. They also have two lodges and offer rentals and ski school.

21120 Stewart Slope Rd  |  Lead, SD  57754

605-584-2165

Spearfish Canyon - Bridal Veil Falls

Spearfish Canyon

Spearfish Canyon is a popular scenic byway and a great place for outdoor enthusiast. Enjoy rock climbing, biking, hiking and fishing. The canyon also has waterfalls and is well known for its beautiful fall colors.

Mickelson Trail

Snowmobiling

The beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota have over 350 miles of designated snowmobile trails that wind through pine forests, open meadows and climb up to 6,000 feet in elevation for spectacular views. Trail-heads in both Lead and Deadwood allow for easy access to the snow.

Mickelson Trail

Off-Road Trail

Off-road enthusiasts will love exploring more than 600 miles of ATV trails throughout the Black Hills that weave through canyons and gulches, across plains, and past amazing rock formations. The trails can be accessed in both Deadwood and Lead.

Mickelson Trail

Mickelson Trail

The Mickelson Trail is 109 miles long and contains more than 100 converted railroad bridges and 4 rock tunnels.  The trail surface is primarily crushed limestone and gravel.  This trail is great for walking, running and bicycling.  Portions of the trail are used in the winter for snowmobiling.

Lead has two trailheads:  The Walter Green Park and Sugarloaf.  Deadwood has the Deadwood Trailhead and Kirk Trailhead.

Homestake Trail

Urban Trails

Lead and Deadwood both have much history to explore, so an urban trail system was created as a way for visitors to learn more.  Most of these trails lie within the cities’ limits and often explore historic areas and include scenic views.

Find all the local trails on alltrails.com

Or download the All Trails app for iPhone or Android.

CITY PARKS

Gordon Park - Deadwood South Dakota
Deadwood City Parks

Deadwood is home to several parks. You will find tennis courts, playground equipment, picnic areas or just a place to relax.

Manuel Brothers Park Lead South Dakota

Lead City Parks

Lead has several parks with playground equipment and picnic areas.  Manual Brothers Park also has a splash pad, musical instruments and a picnic shelter with charcoal grills.  A tennis court, basketball court and skateboard park are also available.

RECREATION CENTERS

Deadwood Swim and Recreation Center

Deadwood Recreation and Aquatics Center

The Deadwood Recreation and Aquatics Center has something for all fitness enthusiasts.  It has ExerGames, a water slide, swimming pool, hot tub, indoor track, weight and cardio rooms, saunas and basketball and racquetball/squash courts.

105 Sherman Street. |  Deadwood, SD  57732

605-578-3729

Days of '76 Rodeo Grounds

Deadwood Events Complex

The Deadwood Event Complex is a 21st century multi-use facility with 19th century charm. It is host to the award-winning Days of ’76 Rodeo, Deadwood PBR, Shrine Circus and Snocross.

Ferguson Field - home to the Lead-Deadwood Golddiggers

Ferguson Field

Ferguson Field serves as the home of the Lead/Deadwood Gold Diggers football program and area youth soccer. Situated under the dramatic back drops of White Rocks and Brown Rocks, this field serves as the only sunken field in the state of South Dakota.

Keene Baseball Fields in Deadwood South Dakota

Keene Baseball Park

Keene Baseball Park has three baseball diamonds and a concession stand. It is located next to the Deadwood Event Complex and Ferguson Field.

LIBRARIES

Phoebe Apperson Hearst Lead Library

Phoebe Apperson Hearst Lead Library

The Lead Library has a warm and welcoming staff to help you find whatever you are looking for. The library has a wide selection of books, eBooks, Audiobooks and DVDs.  Public use computers and WiFi are also available.  They host a book club, knitting group, writers’ group and a summer reading program.

315 W Main Street  |  Lead, SD  57754

605-584-2013 

Deadwood Library

Deadwood Public Library

The Deadwood Public Library aims to provide a wide range of information and materials to meet the needs of our community and those with a passion for the history of Deadwood.  The library has a wide selection of books, eBooks, Audiobooks and DVDs.  Public use computers and WiFi are available.  Children’s programs are also available.

435 Williams Street  |  Deadwood, SD  57732

605-578-2821

MUSEUMS & CULTURE

Deadwood History - Adams House

Deadwood History Inc

Deadwood History, Inc.  brings the legendary history of Deadwood to life at five unique properties: Adams Museum, Days of ’76 Museum, Historic Adams House, Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center and The Brothel Deadwood. Each property makes the history of Deadwood accessible to visitors through thought-provoking exhibits, personal and powerful stories of people, places, and events, and public programs for people of all ages.

150 Sherman Street  |  Deadwood, SD  57732

605- 578-4800

Mt. Moriah Cemetery

Mount Moriah Cemetery

Mount Moriah Cemetery is the burial place of notable figures of the Wild West.  These include Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane and Seth Bullock.  Established in 1878 it is located on a mountainous plateau overlooking Deadwood.  Mount Moriah Cemetery is a self-guided tour.

1 Mount Moriah Dr.  |  Deadwood, SD  57732 

 605-722-0837

Broken Boot Gold Mine

Broken Boot Gold Mine

At the Broken Boot, experienced guides will help you discover the mysteries and magic of old-time gold mining techniques. Then try your luck at gold panning the same way countless prospectors did here more than 100 years ago.

Upper Main Street  |  Deadwood, SD  57732

 605-578-9997

Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center

Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center

SLHVC has an exhibit hall, where you’ll find information about the Sanford Underground Research Facility, the city of Lead, and the history of Homestake. The exhibits include historic photographs, videos, science and mining artifacts, and a 3-D model of the underground—from the surface down to the 8,000-foot level! From the back deck, view the 1,250-foot-deep Open Cut, an iconic landmark in the Black Hills, and see the many varieties of rock that created this unique landscape. Admission is free.

160 West Main Street  |  Lead, SD  57754

 605-584-3110

Black Hills Mining Museum

Black Hills Mining Museum

Take a guided walk back in time to see how gold mining evolved, and what innovative mining techniques helped Homestake produce over 40 million ounces of gold in Lead. Built by miners, this is a one of a kind experience your group will never forget.

323 West Main Street  |  Lead, SD  57754

6055-584-1605

Historic Homestake Opera House

Historic Homestake Opera House

This 100-year-old performing arts venue hosts theatre, concerts, movies, private and group tours, weddings and presentations year-round while in restoration. Built in 1914 by the Homestake Gold Mine, it boasted a swimming pool, library, 1000-seat theater, billiard hall, bowling alley, social hall, game rooms and smoking lounge, surviving a theater fire in 1984. Visit their interpretive center for the whole story and an exclusive look behind the curtain!

313 West Main Street  |  Lead, SD 57754

605-584-2067

ANNUAL EVENTS

Lead Deadwood Middle School

Lead’s Winterfest

Add some sparkle to your mid-winter by joining the locals for their annual snow festival. Winterfest celebrates all things winter on and off the mountain. Jam packed with events and activities for all ages it’ll be more fun than you can handle. End the weekend with a bonfire and fireworks.

Lead Deadwood Middle School

Lead’s 4th of July Gold Camp Jubilee

Join us for the best fireworks show in the Black Hills over the impressive Open Cut with amazing echoes and booms. Enjoy vendors, live entertainment, family-friendly activities, music, food, history and mining talks and events and the small-town charm of historic Main Street!

Kool Deadwood Nites

Deadwood Events

Deadwood events are wild. That’s why the travel website Thrillist named Deadwood one of the best party towns in America. Rodeos, food and wine festivals, song-writers festivals, professional snowmobile racing, pub crawls, and big-name concerts—there’s always something happening in Deadwood.

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