However, on my second trip out to the area I decided to see a few more areas. One area was the area northwest of Rapid City.
Deadwood is a town you may have heard of. There was an HBO series by the same name. It is where the last American gold rush occurred.
To this day Deadwood is still a town that is primarily a gambling center.
The tall building on the left side of the below picture is a casino owned by Kevin Costner. It is called the Midnight Star.
Inside are lots of memorabilia from Costner's movies. Here is the original dress worn by Mary McMonnell. Her character was Stands with a Fist.
Of course a casino is a casino. The inside of the Midnight Star looks like any other such place.
The real treasure is not found in the casinos - it is west of Deadwood in a place called Spearfish Canyon.
This is truly a beautiful place. Frank Lloyd Wright called Spearfish Canyon his favorite place on earth.
There are three major waterfalls. This one is called Bridal Falls. The falls gives the appearance of a bride's veil.
This might be a better view.
I thought this rock formation looked like a dog's head.
Driving through this area is breathtaking - and I don't use that word lightly.
I am looking forward to getting back there soon.