It was time for a scenic drive in the Black Hills and we decided to head north from Custer to visit the famed town of Deadwood.
The Black Hills are just beautiful for drives, weaving in & out of the rolling mountains, constantly seeing deer on the side of the road. Deadwood is nestled into the hills, quite a vibrant little town packed with history. We walked with Samantha up & down the main drag, and noted many of the places were bars & casinos. I rather liked that Deadwood keeps true to its past by being a gambling & drinking mecca of the area. They have scheduled a bunch of reenactments, and we weren’t upset to have missed those. I was good with a few signs and plaques letting us know where Wild Bill Hickok was shot and other historical tidbits.
We took a detour to the cemetery, thinking that because it was an outdoor public space we would be able to bring our pup. Unfortunately, no dogs allowed so we didn’t get to see the famous graves or see the view that the cemetery is purported to have.
We kept on driving and headed toward Sturgis, the town famous for its motorcycle rallies. I cannot even fathom what a hot mess this town is during that week! We’ve been to Daytona during bike week and THAT was crowded….and that area had a lot more room. Crazy too that Sturgis is the bigger event! We had lunch at the Loud American Roadhouse and admired the few bikes that were in town. We have noticed that the Black Hills are pretty popular with bikes & we can totally see why. As former motorcyclists, seeing these roads & curves make us want to grab a bike and go!