Deadwood…not dead at all!


Trae and I are always looking for fun date destinations. Our go-to places have always been New Bern or Raleigh, but now we have a new place to put to our list: Deadwood. We found ourselves at Deadwood mid-August and every since going, all we can talk about is going back there.


Deadwood is located in Williamston, NC and is place that kitschy dates are made of. When we headed out to Deadwood, the only thing we knew was that it was a Wild West “theme park” with a restaurant. I am normally a diligent researcher, but my normal avenues (TripAdvisor and Yelp) for gathering information were oddly cryptic. Deadwood’s website claims “new site coming soon,” so I ended up calling the number on the website to find out when it opened. If you plan on going yourself, I really would recommend calling ahead, because they have unusual hours. They open at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and on Saturday and Sunday, they open at noon.

With each winding back road we took, our expectations for Deadwood lowered, but the overly full parking lot restored our hopes. The suspense only built because we had to walk through the Wild West facade, which was still decorated for Christmas, before being able to view Deadwood in all its glory.

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