While there are souvenir shops galore in Deadwood since every casino sells something, particularly branded items, there are a few great specialty shops in town that are not casinos.
The place to buy Black Hills Gold in Deadwood is at Shedd Jewelers (674 Main St., 605/578-3446 or 800/578-2494, www.sheddjewelers.com, daily 8:30 a.m.–8 p.m.), a family-owned and -operated business since 1950.
For South Dakota–made gifts, books, pottery, jewelry, foods, and other prairie-oriented products, stop by the Deadwood Gift Shoppe (666 Main St., 605/722-4975, www.deadwoodgiftshoppe.com, daily 9 a.m.–9 p.m.).
The published mission statement of Chubby Chipmunk (420 Cliff St., 605/722-2447, www.chubbychipmunk.net, Tues.–Sat. 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Sun. noon–4 p.m.) is “to provide the most decadent truffles you will ever experience.” This is an honorable goal and one worth supporting. All the chocolates are homemade and hand-dipped in Deadwood by owner and chocolatier Mary “Chip” Tautkus.
The largest shopping venue in Deadwood is Antiques at Deadwood Dick’s (51–55 Sherman St., 605/578-3224 or 877/882-4990, www.deadwooddicks.com, Memorial Day–late Sept. Sun.–Thurs. 10 a.m.–8 p.m., Fri.–Sat. 10 a.m.–10 p.m.). In addition to 12,000 square feet of antique booths, the facility also houses a bar, restaurant, and lodging. According to the owner, this is one of the few places you can browse and carry a cocktail while you shop.
© Laural A. Bidwell from Moon Mount Rushmore & the Black Hills, 1st Edition