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1880 Train

See the Black Hills by rail!

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Bear Country USA

See Wildlife Up Close!

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Big Thunder Gold Mine

Tour an actual gold mine!

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May 17, 2024 – Deadwood Hops and Hogs

Craft beer lovers will enjoy Deadwood’s finest at this festival.  Enjoy craft beer paired with samples of unique bacon dishes on May 17th & 18th, 2024. Ticket holders receive an event pass, tasting card, schedule and an open container cup.

Once the event begins, attendees taste at locations on that day’s schedule during designated hours. Tickets are valid for both Friday and Saturday. A list of craft brews served at each business will be listed closer to the event date. Tickets are $60 and will be limited to 600 sold. The event has sold out in prior years, so get your tickets early!

VIP tickets will be available that will allow VIP ticket holders to sample rare and hard-to-find brews at special locations in Deadwood.  These tickets are $110 and are limited to 100. VIP ticket holders will also receive all the benefits of the regular ticket holder.


May 26th, 2024 – Back When They Bucked

PRCA “Back When They Bucked” is back for the fourth consecutive year, May 26, 2024. We are looking forward to hosting this elite event again in the unique, rustic, old west setting of the Days of 76 Event Complex, Deadwood, SD,. The WLF and Naja Shrine of Deadwood are excited to partner for this annual Back When They Bucked Fundraiser.


Sunday, May 26, 2024  |  Day’s of 76 Arena Complex
10am MT
 – WPRA Ladies’ Breakaway Roping Long Round
2pm MT– South Dakota High School Rodeo Breakaway and Saddle Bronc Match
3pm MT – Xtreme Saddle Bronc Match & WPRA Breakaway Roping Short Round

June 7th & 8th, 2024 – Deadwood PBR

Bear witness to the wildest ride in the West at the Annual Deadwood PBR Event!


Get ready to experience heart-pounding action, daring feats, and cowboy courage at its finest in the iconic town of Deadwood, South Dakota. Mark your calendars for the second week of June for the 4th stop on the King of the North Showdown series, when the rugged spirit of the Wild West comes alive in a spectacle like no other.


July 21st to 27th, 2024 – 102nd Annual Days of ’76 Rodeo

Since 1998, the Days of ’76 Rodeo has been honored with the Rodeo Committee of the Year award 19 times. The Days of ’76 is also a 16-time winner of the Badlands Circuit Rodeo of the Year award and was inducted into the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame in July 2011.

General Admission Tickets on SALE: Monday February 12, 2024.
Reserved and VIP Seating on SALE: April 1, 2024.
VIP Roughstock Deck: ONLY sold at the ticket booth during the week of the Days of ’76

Things to love about visiting the black hills

Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Cross this majestic monument off your bucket list.

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Come for the Rally. Stay to see everything else.

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Black Hills Events

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Historic Deadwood

Go west and get wild in this historic mountain town.

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National & State Parks

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