Rootin’ Tootin’ Good Time! 1880 Train Ride!

While you are in Deadwood, South Dakota, just head on down to Hill City and Catch a train.  The 1880 Train trip is a relaxing 20-mile roundtrip ride between Hill City and Keystone. It takes a little over 2 hours, during which you enjoy breathtaking views, mining encampments and just have old-fashioned fun. The ride is narrated and is the oldest train tour railroad in the US. It still follows along the original line that in … Continue reading

Rootin’ Tootin’ Good Time! We Own A Gold Mine!

Whoop Whoop! We got a Gold Mine!… Well, we have a share in a Gold Mine… Well, we have… oh nevermind! The truth is the Mine does not look for Gold anymore. Let me tell you more about Broken Boot Mine in Deadwood, South Dakota! So back in the late 1800’s during the big Gold Rush, Broken Boot Mine was founded. Owners, Seim and Nelson dug around 15,000 ounces of the precious material from the … Continue reading

Rootin’ Tootin’ Good Time! Tours and Museums!

There are some awesome tours and museums in  Deadwood, South Dakota and the surrounding areas. I mean… well, the entire city of Deadwood is a national historic landmark. So let’s look at the best way to become aquainted with Deadwood!!! Alkali Ike Tours is a fun way to see the town along with some great history and stories by Mike, our guide. I add that this is the way to go if you intend to visit the Mt … Continue reading

Rootin’ Tootin’ Good Time! Headed to Deadwood!

Time has come (finally) to head to Deadwood, South Dakota/ . On this trip Sister and I shall traverse southwestern South Dakota Badlands (named by the Lakota as Mako Sika (land bad)). We are talking hundreds of thousands of acres of grassland, buttes, and pinnacles. Such a sight! Then we will head in to the Black Hills. Now they call it a small mountain range, but when your in the middle of it….it is anything but small. … Continue reading

Rootin’ Tootin’ Good Time Plans 4 Deadwood Trip!

Get Ready  Travelin’ Shoes for a Deadwood Trip! That’s Right! It’s gonna be the rootin’-ist tootin’-ist riproarin’-ist good time in Deadwood, South Dakota for Sis and me! Coming up in June, we will be pokin’ around Deadwood. South Dakota and the surrounding area. Some of our plans are See Number 10 Saloon where Wild Bill met his demise. Visit the Mount Moriah cemetary where Wild Bill and Calamity Jane are buried. Enjoy a 2-hour, trip ride … Continue reading