Understand something: Deadwood, South Dakota, isn't dull. Outlaws, gambling halls, gun battles—its history alone is exceedingly entertaining, even serving as the basis for an HBO show. Illegally settled in the late 19th century by miners eager to cash in on the Gold Rush, Deadwood's settlers got rich off of vice rather than minerals. Today, though, it's a somewhat different story. Flights to Deadwood disembark at the decidedly modern Rapid City Regional Airport (RAP), and travelers will find the town more fit for touring than pistols at high noon.
Transportation from RAP
Be sure to allow a little extra travel time when booking your flights to Deadwood, because the airport is about an hour away from town. There aren't a lot of options as far as taxi services go, although you can always take a shuttle service all the way to Deadwood. However, real sightseers fresh from Deadwood flights will probably prefer to take the scenic route at their own pace. There are nearly half a dozen car-rental agencies to pick from at RAP, and South Dakota is a driver's dream—an area that alternates between lush natural beauty and rugged majesty. When you eventually arrive at one of the hotels in Deadwood, mosey down Main Street (which is where almost all the restaurants are located) if you're feeling a bit peckish. You can test your luck at blackjack, poker, or slots at any one of the town's 80 casinos and gaming establishments. And history buffs will find plenty with which to entertain themselves, including the Days of '76 Museum, Nelson's Garage Car Museum, and Mount Moriah Cemetery (where Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane are buried).
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