GETTING THERE: The closest airport is in Rapid City, S.D. (about 40 miles away), which gets nonstop service from Salt Lake City on Delta.
STAYING THERE: The higher-end places in town are the Martin-Mason (33 Deadwood St., martinmasonhotel.com, $99-$475, depending on room and season), which has eight clean rooms restored with an eye to the outlaw days; the Celebrity (629 Main St., celebritycasinos.com, $79-299); and the Lodge at Deadwood (100 Pine Crest Lane, deadwoodlodge.com, $89-$450), which opened in 2009. There are a few affordable old standbys tracing roots back about 100 years. If choosing one, go with the Bullock (633 Main St., historic bullock.com, $45-$209).
DINING THERE: Jake's (677 Main St., themidnightstar.com) is said to be among the finer dining experiences in the state; the food is good but a bit overpriced. Locals prefer the Deadwood Social Club (657 Main St., saloon10.com), which sits above Saloon No. 10.
MORE INFORMATION: deadwood.org