"Toughest Town On The Tracks"


Sidney was the meanest, toughest, roughest town on the tracks! Its history is kept alive and well every second weekend in June during Gold Rush Days!

In 1874, gold was discovered in the Black Hills. The Sidney-Deadwood Trail started in 1875 and was thought to be the shortest route to get to those gold fields. It also linked Sidney with military outposts and Indian agencies. Sidney became a trailhead for cattle due to the railroad in 1867 shipping cattle both East and West.

This activity attracted some not-so-welcome characters. Every day there were gunfights and fistfights. Sidney had a front street lined with saloons, gaming halls, boarding houses, and the world’s first all-night theatre.

So stop in Sidney, where you’ll enjoy what Gold Rush Days has to offer. You’ll want to return every year.

Convenient Links


Sidney Gold Rush Days is packed full of events for good ol' fashioned family fun! Check them out here!


Need a place to lay your head? Here's a list of local bed providers so you will never be too far from the fun!


Don't forget to check out our list of sponsors who help ensure the grand celebration of Sidney's historic Gold
Rush Days!


Need some directions to Sidney Legion Park? We've got you covered. Just click that fancy picture above! A printable schedule of events is available here too!