We use our regular suitcases with wheels. And our boys use thier duffel bags. Clothes can be pretty casual. There are some nice reseraunts, so something a little more dressy might be handy, but not super fancy.
Shoes, I would suggest some comfy walking shoes. Deadwood's main street is no parking, so you'll be walking to the casinos. For the mine tours and cave tours, take sneakers or hiking boots. I always bring my sandals and hiking boots with lightweight socks.
Weather gear, usually a light jacket or sweater is needed in the evening. Normal casual wear is okay. If you chill easy, take a light coat and sweatshirt or jacket to layer on. Lot's of people use fanny packs to carry their gambling money/winnings. Be sure to take a fanny pack or purse that won't get in your way, but can hold your things. Toiletries, just what you usually take on trips.
Meds, I always take asprin and band-aids. Pretty much a basic first-aid kit works fine. Since there may be mosquitoes and insects like them, take some anti-itch cream. I can't talk about digital cameras, but we take our regular 35 mm and sometimes those re-uesable cameras and are happy with those. There are campgrounds in Deadwood, but I've not stayed at them so I ccan't really answer this one. Bring your sunscreen and maybe a small folding umbrella. Or a rain hat, for those quick showers. Something that is small and easy to use.
Nelson's Garage Car & Motorcycle Museum
Nelson's Garage Car and Motorcycle Museum features automobiles from well-known movies and television shows. Included are James Bond's Aston Martin from “The Living Daylights,” the Ferrari driven on “Magnum, P.I.,” the Trans Am from the “Smokey and the Bandit” movies, Herbie from Disney's “The Love Bug,” Evel Knievel's stunt-jumping motorcycle, a jeep from the TV series “M.A.S.H.” and a pickup once driven by John Wayne. Costumes and props used in more than 80 Hollywood films also are on display. The exhibit is free; allow 30 minutes minimum.
The Old Style Saloon No10
Saloon Number 10 is probably the most famous bar in town. It is an old style saloon with live entertainment, a restaurant, and gambling. You will find hundreds of old historic photographs hanging on the walls through out the saloon. The name of this saloon became famous on August 2, 1876 when at 3:00 P.M. Wild Bill Hickok, a famous man of his time, came into the saloon and joined a poker game. Normally he would always sit in a chair with his back to the wall, but on his day he make a mistake, and sat in a chair with his back to the door. A drifter named Jack McCall came in, walked behind Bill, and fired his revolver, killing Wild Bill. Legend states that Bill had black aces and eights in his hand, and ever since this hand has become known as the Dead Man's Hand. The shooting of Wild Bill is re-enacted daily Memorial Day to mid-September at the saloon. Ever since this murder the Number 10 Saloon has been famous as the place where Wild Bill Hickok was killed. Be aware, however, this is NOT the building he was shot in, nor the location. Are you thoroughly confused? Well, Wild Bill WAS shot in the Number 10 Saloon, but at that time it was in a different location and was a different building. During a fire in 1879 that spread through the town, the original Saloon No. 10 burned down. After this fire the Number 10 was rebuilt in a different location down the street. Even so, the Number 10 still carries the claim of being the saloon Bill was shot in.
Deadwood, South Dakota
"A Wild West History"
I loved loved loved Deadwood! We drove here a couple of times when we would leave Sturgis to go on rides. This town is GORGEOUS and for some reason I was drawn to it, I felt like I belonged there. Maybe I lived there in a past life? The old historical buildings are beautiful and capture the essence of a by - gone era. I want to go back and stay in one of the old casino/hotels, they are so cool I just can't even tell you. But then again I LOVE the wild west history of this country and this town embodies part of that history. You must visit Deadwood, you will fall in love with it. Did I mention the scenery surround the area is breathtaking?
"Wild Bill Hicock - Crazy Wild West Guy"
Hmmmm.....that's great! Another crazy wild west story we can only imagine about how it was back in those days.
"Main Street Deadwood"
Busy place, people everywhere, hanging out in the streets, up in the balconies eating their lunches, bikers revving their bikes and hauling ass down the street, great atmosphere! Loved it.
Ghosts of Deadwood, SD
Oh yeah! This place is filled with ghosts. Had one wake me right up with a fresh kiss on the lips in the morning. No one else in the room with me. I really freaked. My mom thought it very funny. When you walk thru this town. You can almost hear those gun shots ringing and the horses hooves beatings the streets. Yep, this is where lawman wild Bill Hickok was gunned down. This was the same time as the gold rush.