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Days of '76 Museum

18 Seventy Six Drive, adjacent to the Rodeo Grounds, Deadwood, SD 57732
605 578 1657
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Ranked #8 of 22 attractions in Deadwood
Type: History Museums
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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

It was a bit dry. We didn't realize that it wasn't about the gold rush but was about the spirit of 76 parade that they hold every year. The saving grace was that the kids liked to dress up as rodeo clowns. About a one hour visit.

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Middle River, Maryland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

It was just a place we decided to stop and kill some time! Glad we did gave us a good bit of history on the area. I believe I learned more in the few hours that we were there then I had learned in school. The explanation of Wild Bill and folks from that era very good. My favorite was... More

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Selkirk, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

A clean hotel. Great value for your money. The rooms are away from noise, the beds are comfy, the ammenities are plenty. The casino is fun with a few payouts. Drinks are complimentary when gaming. We always tip though. Centrally located with just a 10 minute walk to central downtown Deadwood.

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DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Days of '76 Museum. Although it sounds like you had a great stay at the First Gold Hotel or Cadillac Jacks which are both located near the museum. I hope you can visit the Days of '76 Museum the next time you come to Deadwood! More

Atlanta, Georgia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We planned to spend a few hours here and ended up spending 3/4 of the day. The kids loved all the hands on exhibits. From dressing up as a rodeo clown to wearing period hats to discovering all the buggies/carts/wagons in the downstairs - this place kept our 10, 12, and 14 year olds busy. In the wagon area, they... More

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DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review your visit to the Days of '76 Museum, Lorie. It is wonderful to hear that kids are enjoying the photo opportunities throughout the museum. The curatorial staff is working hard to make the museum engaging for both children and adults alike. More

Rapid City, South Dakota
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The self guided tour was interesting and kept my kids involved with taking photos of them in the some of the exhibits. They loved seeing the carriages. The staff was extremely nice and gave them samples of old fashioned candies and gum. The gift shop was cheaper than others in deadwood for the same items.

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DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this review

Thank you, Jackie. The Days of '76 Museum staff has worked hard to make the museum family friendly. The photo opportunities for the kids has been a big hit, as well as the old-fashioned candy in the gift shop. We are glad your family enjoyed it. More

Mesa
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Newer museum. Some displays of old Deadwood but most displays were about the Days of 76 rodeo and parades, All the various buggies in the basement were interesting. I'd skip this one.

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DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review the Days of '76 Museum. Our exhibit staff continually works to change and update the exhibits. More

Spring Branch, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Best thing to do in Deadwood (as far as we could tell). Top floor of museum was very good. The lower floor transportation museum had an amazing display of many wagons and carriages.

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DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, Jeffrey. The Days of '76 Museum is known for its dynamic carriage and wagon collection and we're pleased you enjoyed it. This area will be in transition in 2015 as improvements are made on the horse-drawn displays. More

Davis, California
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85 reviews 85 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This museum isn't in the main part of town but well worth the time. We spent more than an hour and didn't see all we wanted to. Displays are interesting and nicely arranged.

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DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for making time to visit the Days of '76 Museum. We appreciate your review, and we hope you choose to visit Deadwood again soon. More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Lots of rodeo history and pioneer history of the area! Nice displays. Enjoyed talking to the person at front desk. Very helpful. Fee was very appropriate

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DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear you especially enjoyed the carriage and stagecoach collections on the lower level of the museum. Our staff likes to talk with our guests. Thank you for visiting Deadwood! More

Clark, South Dakota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

The best part to us was the carriages and buggies downstairs--otherwise, this was only average. I am sure it will improve with time.

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DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this review

We are happy you enjoyed the horse-drawn vehicle collection. The museum is new, so we continue to make changes and updates to the exhibits on a regular basis. We appreciate your review of the Days of '76 Museum. More

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