Forbes Traveler includes Deadwood as a ‘prettiest town’

"This historic town still breathes with the rugged spirit and beauty of a frontier town."

That’s the assessment that John Vander Stelt Maurice, an Iowa-based painter, offered of Deadwood recently for Forbes Traveler’s new list of America’s 20-prettiest towns. He was a member of the seven-member expert panel that chose the magazine’s list.

To see Deadwood’s listing and the rest of the list, click here.

For more about Deadwood, its gaming and its history, click here.

Great Faces. Great Places.

South Dakota is an incredibly unique state in that each region offers a completely different experience then the others. Check out each of the regions to see what each has to offer!


Western South Dakota

Featuring the Black Hills, Badlands, the Sturgis Rally. This region tends to be the most popular.


This region of South Dakota offers some of the best hunting and fishing in the entire central US. 

Eastern Region

The eastern region is home to the largest city in the state and provides visitors with a true "prairie" experience.