15 Destinations to Explore in the Wild West

Filled with dreams, the American West has a certain charm. Explore the old stomping grounds of notable figures like Billy the Kid and Calamity Jane in these 15 Wild West ghost towns, mining camps, and railroad cities.  

1 of 15 Deadwood, South Dakota

A favorite haunt of Calamity Jane and Wild Bill Hickok, Deadwood was established in 1876 during the Black Hills Gold Rush. You can experience Deadwood’s lawless history through gun fight reenactments and other Main Street attractions. In addition to its outlaw history, there are plenty of trails for hiking and horseback riding.

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