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Points Of Interest In Deadwood

By Grace Plott

The “deadly” Deadwood attractions had proved to be life changing for us. Especially for Jason, my five year old, who had ever since greeted me “well howdy partner…” As I heard the words again, I turned around to see Jason pointing his fingers at me as if holding a pistol, with his favorite false leather chaps and the ten gallon hat slanting sideways over his forehead.

I put my hands up (as I’d done almost every evening since we’d returned from our Deadwood vacation) and pretended to worry. “You know, Wild Bill, if you shoot me, you’ll miss chicken for dinner and chocolate ice cream for dessert,” and suddenly he changed from the notorious gambler, bullwhacker, and sheriff, Wild Bill Hickok back to my little boy, Jason – lover of the Wild West and all things cowboy. As he ran to go wash up for dinner he suddenly stopped and turned back to ask, “Mom, when can we go back to Deadwood?” He’d been asking that same question everyday since we’d driven out of the wild west town of Deadwood, South Dakota.

Most of our family vacations revolved around exploring areas of the United States that often have an historic flavor. We love knowing that we can have educational experiences as well as vacations…so, when we decided to visit and explore one of the country’s most famous Gold Rush towns on a Deadwood vacation.

Deadwood travel vacations were amazing, as this town has been long known for its wild nature. The town has a lot to its visitants such a historical events, their tales, and many extraordinary activities that enhance the quality of the trip to major extent.

Next up, we went on a thorough research of the accommodations offered, and were debating whether to go in for either a hotel or some campground. However, we ended up deciding upon two rooms at a B&B. And what an excellent choice it was. The owners of the place had decked up their place as a 1903 Victorian place, and it was also a friendly place for kids and provided easy access to the downtown Deadwood.

Our deadwood travel package comprised of interesting trips like that to the Adam’s Museum that housed plenty of the historic valuables of every significant event. We shopped for some Black Hills gold jewellery while the kids fondly shopped for gold nuggets.

Through our vacation our kids also learned about other cultures – specifically, the Native American Lakota tribe, how they were treated and their art and history. We even went on a tour of the infamous “Boot Hill” Cemetery then dressed up in historical costumes to get our family portrait done at a wild west old time photo place.

Today, as I use the dish towel to dry my hands and catch a glimpse of the beaming smile of my little cowboy, I just can’t help but thank the Deadwood vacations for such an experience. It helped us learn a lot, enjoy ourselves and link with the history. I knew that no matter what, but the little town in South Dakota, Deadwood would never be too old for me or my family.

Alyssa Weeden writes quality trave lblog. Get more of his articles at Deadwood Travel.

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