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during the motorcycle rally

We are planning a trip to Deadwood apx July 29-30 and just found out that is about the time that they have the big motorcyle rally. We were not planning on making reservations, we were just going to drive and stop somewhere. Would it be recommanded that we go ahead and make reservations?

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1. Re: during the motorcycle rally

Welcome to the forum. :)

The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally won't have started yet at that time so you should be fine. If you are there during the rally you definitely want reservations (and they typically charge higher prices as well). Remeber there isn't a whole lot in the way of civilization in SD (Rapid City is "the metropolis" at about 60,000 people) and this event draws over half a million visitors. The official dates this year are Aug 9-15, early arrivals would be start of August.

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2. Re: during the motorcycle rally

You may want to book rooms now." Days of 76" will be going on in Deadwood at that time. We will also be in Deadwood at that time. I booked our room a few months ago, but I always book early if I know I am going to be in a certain area on exact dates.

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3. Re: during the motorcycle rally

Shep is right, Days of 76 will be going on while you plan on staying in Deadwood.


So then yes, you should probably book your room prior to arrival.

Do you have an idea where you would like to stay (i.e., mainstreet, etc...)?

What's your budget and preference?

The immensely beautiful and sometimes quaint Deadwood can also be both smokey and disappointing to some more family oriented non-gamblers from various trip reports that I have read here.

Note please though, there's definitely more to do than just gamble in Deadwood, it's actually a great base location to explore the Black Hills.

I'm sure myself and others on Tripadvisor could help you out a bit more :)

Ask away and have fun on your trip...

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4. Re: during the motorcycle rally

The lodging prices will already be at a premium that time of year anyway. The need for booking early as possible is to ensure you secure a place to stay.

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