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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 #11 of 22 Attractions in Deadwood
Type: History Museums
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Winnipeg, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The museum is a little bit out of the way, but is a nice easy walk to get to from the tourist information booth. At first I wasn't thrilled because the museum seemed to be all about the history of the rodeo that seems to be held annually in Deadwood. However, the further I got into the museum the more... More

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

Thank you for posting a review of the Days of '76 Museum. This museum continues to evolve, and we are happy you enjoyed the historic gun collection, Native American exhibit, as well as the horse-drawn vehicle collection on the lower level. And thank you for your kind remarks about the Adams Museum. More

Sikeston, Missouri, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We didn't realize that Days of 76 is the yearly celebration and rodeo held yearly in Deadwood & not about the literal days of 1876. The museum was well done, but just not what we expected. Loved looking at all the horse drawn wagons, but am glad to learn that they will be doing some work to improve the display... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your visit to the Days of '76 Museum. The curatorial staff is working hard to develop more exhibits surrounding the 1876 and gold rush era. The museum was indeed named for Deadwood's time-honored celebration and rodeo - the Days of '76. More

Avon, Colorado
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51 reviews 51 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We were traveling with a daughter-in-law and 2 of our grandkids age 9 and 11. Towards the end of a day, spent in and around Deadwood, we decided to stop in. It was quite fun and interesting. The very impressive collection of horse drawn vehicles alone was well worth the inexpensive cost of admission.

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

Thank you for writing a review of the Days of '76 Museum. We are pleased you found the museum to be fun and interesting. There are some great activities for the kids. It is great to know you found our horse-drawn vehicle collection to be impressive, and the museum fee to be affordable. More

New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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

Thank you for your feedback on the Days of '76 Museum. This is a new museum that continues to evolve and improve. We take your comments to heart. More

Middle River, Maryland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this review

Thank you your wonderful review on TripAdvisor. We are so pleased you enjoyed learning about Deadwood's history at the museum. I know you especially admired the wagon and carriage collection on the lower level. This is a magnificent collection, and we are incredible proud of it. More

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
9 helpful votes 9 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
17 helpful votes 17 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

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