The Black Hills and Badland regions of South Dakota are stark realms of granite spires and piney peaks where South Dakota’s most iconic site, Mount Rushmore, looms over the landscape. This westernmost region of South Dakota is the location of Deadwood, the 19th century gold rush town notorious for its cast of colorful characters who indulged in whole lot of lawlessness. Today Deadwood is the largest historic preservation project in America, and modern day casinos and rodeos set the backdrop for historic reenactments of events such as the murder of Wild Bill Hickok. At the Broken Boot Gold Mine, you can tour a century old mine where brave miners chased their fortunes by candlelight. The glacial lakes and prairies in the northeast part of South Dakota provide prime opportunities for family camping adventures. In the central region of the state, four massive reservoirs offer boating, fishing and swimming. In the southeast region of South Dakota, the diverse heritage of its residents is celebrated at annual festivals like Czech Days in Tabor, and Schmeckfest in Freeman. One hundred and seventy five lakes grace the southeastern part of South Dakota, and in Sioux Falls you can hone your scuba diving skills at Landshark Scuba and Snorkel Center. The Sioux Empire Medical Museum, located at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, houses a collection of medical artifacts dating back to the early 1900s.