DEADWOOD, S.D. — The opening late last year of a $50 million convention hotel has significantly boosted meeting space in this historic Gold Rush town on the edge of the Black Hills.
In this Travel Bug Robert episode, Robert travels to Custer State Park in South Dakota. South Dakota tourism just doesn’t stop at Mount Rushmore.
Ghosts, ghouls, and demons took over the cobblestone streets of Deadwood on Saturday to attend the Black Hills Tattoo Festival and Deadweird, two celebrations that allowed visitors to step outside of themselves for a while. The tattoo festival, in its second year, also attracted vendors from as far away as Connecticut and Chicago to The Lodge at Deadwood, where they were on hand to offer piercings and tattoos.
Custer State Park is presenting a Halloween night hike for families, beginning at the Peter Norbeck Visitor Center in Custer State Park. The event is Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The National Society of Red Hat Ladies held their state convention October 9th and 10th at the Lodge at Deadwood Hotel. The theme of the convention was “The Roaring 20’s”. The event attracted over 500 Red Hat Ladies from throughout South Dakota.
The roundup in South Dakota's Custer State Park of nearly 1200 free-ranging bison drew 14000 spectators as cowboys on horseback, helped by drivers in sport utility vehicles, corralled the animals on Monday so that they could be counted and vaccinated.
KOTA Territory News A brand new gaming resort in Deadwood is open for business. The lodge at Deadwood is attracting bigger conventions, more corporate events and entertainers from Las Vegas.
By Kevin Norton
Black Hills Pioneer
DEADWOOD - - Dave Sweet, chairman of Regency Hotel Management, was on hand Friday afternoon along with about 100 officials and members of the community to cut the ceremonial ribbon.