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Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Casino Hotels' started by Jamstrick, Jan 11, 2020.

  1. Jamstrick

    Jamstrick Tourist

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    i am flying into Denver then heading to Mount Rushmore. Is it worth going to Deadwood? Are the casinos fun?
     
  2. Calder

    Calder High-Roller

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    From a craps-only player:

    Four casinos have live craps. They're small, but I like a few: Silverado, Cadillac Jack's, and the Deadwood Mountain Grand. Tin Lizzie I generally skip, its table is an afterthought in a dark corner. There is a bubble game at Gold Dust, but I'm not a fan.

    $5 tables, comped drinks, no smoking. Note that craps is only open Friday to Sunday, though Cadillac Jack's start Thursday afternoon, as I recall. Until it gets busy, you'll play a half table.

    I find the liveliest table at the Silverado, next at Cadillac Jack's. Deadwood Grand has only had craps a year or two, but may have promise. I enjoyed the new dealers calling a "soft eight"!
     
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    They certainly are not Vegas caliber but since you are so close I would definitely say it's worth going to check out. It is an interesting town besides the casinos. But the casinos will give you a nice gambling fix too.
    And we are not motorcycle people but we enjoyed going over to Sturgis as well. We wanted to see what all that big motorcycle cultural thing was all about.
     
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    100% go. None are big resorts though if you’re looking for a Vegas experience. It’s a little Wild West type of town with lots of history.

    Are flying or driving from Denver? Where do you plan on staying? Which town? I like Deadwood to base myself in when in the Black Hills but there are other options depending which season you’re traveling in. Some hotels close during the winters in the small towns. Friday’s and Saturday’s will be busiest and most lively during the winter months in Deadwood.
     
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    Absolutely check it out. It's easy to walk the entire length of town and pop in and out of the various casinos. The history of the town is interesting as well. When during the year are you planning to visit the Hills?

    Fun fact: Deadwood had the first legalized casino gambling outside of Nevada and Atlantic City.
     
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    Everyone has given good advice. Just be sure to strap on your 44 when going out.:whistle:
     
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  7. Jamstrick

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    Going end of May to beginning of June. Flying from NC. Planning on 4 days to take in Denver, then rent a car and drive to South Dakota, back to Denver after 4 days to fly back. Enough time to see everything?
     
  8. Calder

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    If you have an interest in physics, make the short drive up the mountain to Lead ("Leed") and take a look at the Sanford Lab. There's a small museum with free exhibits. It's above an old gold mine, and experiments below ground include searching for evidence of dark matter, snatching the odd neutrino, etc. Neat stuff, if you're into that.

    Out the back window is the above-ground portion of the old Homestake mine, which produced 41 million ounces of gold, and 9 million of silver (yes, I had to look that up). still an imposing site.

    Literally 10 minutes up the road.
     
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    To see everything, I would say no. However, it depends on what you want to see? While in Denver I really enjoyed driving south and going thru the garden of the gods on our way to the top of Pikes peak. Also, hitting up Estes park was very cool and you can stay in or visit The Stanley hotel which was the hotel from "the Shining" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Stanley_Hotel

    Deadwood is a must. It's not about the gambling so much for me but just the western feel I got there. In 2008 max bet on BJ was $5 and all their machines were still using coins, I'm sure things are different now. While we did visit Crazy horse I wouldn't again, you can see it from the road as you pass by, to me it was a huge tourist trap. Mt. Rushmore was worth the visit. If you are into more driving the Devils Tower is 2 hrs away in Wyoming and was neat to see/hike around. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devils_Tower

    I really did enjoy my time in the Black hills, I defiantly want to go back. Have a fun trip!
     
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