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Category: Activity and Attraction Information
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Orange arrow What time are the Deadwood shootouts? What is the cost?

  Experience the historically accurate reenactments of Deadwood’s unusual gunfights. The affrays take place during the summer months (May 22nd – Sept. 21st) in Deadwood's Historic Main Street. The shootouts occur three (3) times a day, six (6) days a week, no killin' on Sundays. When the ...
Orange arrow Where can I find a list of bands playing in Deadwood?

  Information on events in Deadwood can be found at . Individual bars and casino’s like the #10 Saloon, have bands and entertainment throughout the year as well. To find out more about these vendors you will ne...
Orange arrow Which attractions are kid-friendly?

  Black Hills attractions are KID FRIENDLY. Exceptions are attractions that have height, weight or age restrictions. A few exceptions are horseback riding and ATV rentals that have age restrictions and entering the MinuteMan National Missile Historic Site which has a height restriction. Restrictio...
Orange arrow Which cave tour is the best?

  One cave tour is not better than the other, they are just distinctly different: Rushmore Cave is the least strenuous (200-300 steps) and is a 1 hour tour. Famous for the largest concentration of stalactites and stalagmites found within a cave system in the Black Hills. Wind Cave National Par...
Orange arrow Do I have to pick a specific day to see my activities?

  Our date specific activities are 1880 Train, Deadwood Alive, Chuckwagon suppers, ATV rentals, Trail rides, Motorcycle Rentals, Snowmobile rentals and Tours. For each of those activities, you must make a specific reservation. Most activities are open-ended admissions good for any time during your ...
Orange arrow How do I get the passes or vouchers for the attractions I have booked?

  When you book your reservation, your confirmation is sent via email. Print your confirmation papers and carry them with you as they are your admission passes to MOSTS of the activities that you book. There are exceptionstions! You'll see PRINT VOUCHERS on your confirmation e-mail for those attra...
Orange arrow How much time do I need to allow at Mt Rushmore

  The memorial offers a variety of activities so plan to spend at least four hours there. The annual parking pass ($10) gives guests the opportunity for multiple visits during their stay. Best time to take photos is in the morning so go early, take your photos and enjoy breakfast at the Carver's Mar...
Orange arrow All of my attractions are listed on my arrival date. Do I have to attend them on the day noted on my confirmation?

  MOST activities are good for admission any time during your stay, even though the date noted is your arrival date. The only exceptions are attractions that require a specific reservation: 1880 Train, Jewel Cave National Monument, Chuckwagon Suppers, Trail rides, ATV and Snowmobile rentals and tour...
Orange arrow What is there to do in Deadwood if traveling with children?

  There is quite a bit to do here in Deadwood that families will enjoy. There are old west shootouts, The Deadwood Stagecoach, Broken Boot Gold Mine, & Beautiful Wonderland Cave to name a few. Please check out additional activities in the Lead-Deadwood area at
Orange arrow How many activities should I plan for my trip?

  While it is always a personal preference, we recommend 2-3 activities per day, depending on the activity itself. We, here at Black Hills Vacations, would love to help you plan your itinerary. Give us a call at 605-578-7702 for assistance with reservations and a trip itinerary....
Orange arrow Can I reserve in advance for Jewel Cave?

  Yes, there are specific times set aside daily to reserve in advance on a 90-day window. The cave also offers tours on a first come first serve basis, although it is recommended that guests arrive early in the morning in order to secure a tour. Currently Due to COVID-19, the visitor center and park ...
Orange arrow Can I reserve in advance for Minute Man Missile?

  Yes, all tours must be reserved at least 24 hours in advance. We do open reservations up 90 days in advance & the tickets are limited so we do suggest that you make your reservations as soon as you can. Due to COVID-19, until further notice, the Visitor Center and the Delta 09 self-guided tours...
Orange arrow Requirements for horseback riding?

  We do work with a variety of horseback riding outfitters. Each company has its own policies & requirements regarding age & weight. Please contact us at 605-578-7702...we’ll help connect you to the perfect ride....
Orange arrow How do I book the paleo program at the mammoth site? Do I need admissions to the museum as well?

  The paleo programs at the Mammoth Site do require an admission ticket for each guest to take the tour. Guests will need to arrive at least one hour prior to their scheduled paleo program so that they can attend the tour prior to participating in the program. A guardian must accompany children ages ...
Orange arrow Where are the Hot Springs located? Can we swim in them?

  Evans Plunge, is the world's largest indoor freshwater swimming pool heated by a thermal spring. Evans Plunge (named after its builder Fred Evans), was built in 1890 over the numerous small, sparkling springs and one mammoth spring of mineral water. Originally, Evans Plunge and the other mineral ba...

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