Hospitality company buys South Dakota land from Costner

In this Feb. 9, 2013 file photo, Hollywood actor Kevin Costner watches the men's downhill at the Alpine skiing world championships in Schladming, Austria. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, File)

DEADWOOD, S.D. (AP) — A hospitality company has bought from actor Kevin Costner 103 acres in the Old West gambling town of Deadwood in western South Dakota’s Black Hills.

The Ramkota Companies Inc. bought land that includes the site of the ill-fated Dunbar casino resort, a $100 million project that would have included a golf course and a steam-powered passenger train.

The land is in two parcels on each side of U.S. Highway 85. The hospitality company plans to build a resort with hotel, cabins, conference center, indoor water park and restaurant and lounge. The company says it will take five years to complete.

Costner filmed much of his Academy Award-wining movie “Dances with Wolves” in South Dakota. The Dunbar casino, named for Costner’s movie character, Lt. John J. Dunbar, never materialized.


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