Kevin Costner's dream of building a $100 million resort in the Black Hills of South Dakota is apparently no more.
The "Man of Steel" star has listed three properties totaling nearly 1,000 acres — including 86 commercial acres in Deadwood, S.D., that would have been the site of the Dunbar casino resort.
Back in 1993, Costner and his brother Dan proposed the creation of the 320-room, $100 million project named after the character the actor played in the 1990 hit "Dances with Wolves." It was to include an 18-hole golf course, tennis courts, an equestrian center, a fishing lake, a snow bowl for sledding, a full gym, casino, and a 56-mile railroad link to Rapid City's airport via vintage coach and classic steam and diesel engines.
Unfortunately, the project derailed — but not before infrastructure such as ground leveling, parking lots, water, sewer, and storm drains were put in place. Anyone looking to pick up where Costner left off can apparently score the 86 commercial acres for only $7.4 million. A separate 160-acre parcel is selling for $1.2 million, with another 735 acres available for $5.4 million.
“He has a strong sense of loyalty to the area and it was a hard decision for him,” listing agent Mike Percevich said. “It is probably one of those unprecedented offerings, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. A lot of people put a lot of time and money into this, and it would be tough to duplicate again.”
Costner, however, isn't cutting all ties with the region. He still owns the Midnight Star casino and restaurant in downtown Deadwood and will also keep the $6 million tourist attraction, Tatanka: Story of the Bison, on the town's northern edge. In 2012, Costner was sued by the artist
who created the dramatic, life-sized bison sculpture featured at Tatanka after failing to feature the work at The Dunbar. The $4 million challenge was later dismissed in the actor's favor
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