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Address: 18 Seventy Six Drive, adjacent to the Rodeo Grounds, Deadwood, SD 57732
Phone Number: +1 605-578-1657
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Live re-creations of the town's rich history started in 1924 through the...
Live re-creations of the town's rich history started in 1924 through the Days of '76 celebration and award-winning rodeo. The celebration began as a way to honor Deadwood's pioneers - the prospectors, miners, muleskinners and madams who poured into the Black Hills in 1876 to settle the gold-filled gulches of Dakota Territory. Deadwood's newest museum documents the celebration and rodeo. The Days of '76 Museum features exceptional displays of carriages, firearms, American Indian artifacts and illustrates Deadwood's enduring friendship with Buffalo Bill Cody. The Days of '76 Museum is wheelchair accessible. The Mercantile gift shop is located on the first floor.
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This museum offers a detailed look at the first pioneers of Deadwood and the Black Hills. The exhibits deal with the evolution of the Days of '76 and the celebrations. There are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

This museum gives you a chance to see Deadwood through time. It has a great overview of the Days of '76 celebration each year. The only thing which I didn't like about the visit is there was a wedding taking place down stairs where there is another exhibit hall. With all the guest and pictures being taken, we did not... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback. I am so sorry you did not feel comfortable going to the lower level of the museum to see the wonderful collection of stagecoaches, wagons and carriages. We will address a better way to make visitors feel welcome on the lower level when we have events during museum hours. More 

Provincetown, Massachusetts
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317 reviews 317 reviews
125 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This museum offers a detailed look at the first pioneers of Deadwood and the Black Hills. The exhibits deal with the evolution of the Days of '76 and the celebrations. There are numerous artifacts, articles and illustrations. They show just how much it has changed. Some of the specific exhibits deal with the legendary rodeo clown, bullfighters and the rodeo... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a positive, detailed review of the Days of '76 Museum. We appreciate your visit! More 

Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I started at the Adams Museum and found that much more interesting. The room here I found most interesting was a lot of stuff awaiting cataloging and identification. I've been to museums all over the country and was really surprised to hear the gift show was good? What? It's tiny and very unimpressive. Not bad, mind you, just not an... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about the Days of '76 Museum, Denise. The museum tells an important story, and it continues to evolve and expand as the collection is documented by the archivist and curator. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit to the Adams Museum. More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Great exhibits, lots of interactive pieces where you can take pictures in costume and 2 levels of the museum to explore! A must see!

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

Thank you for your awesome review, Ashley! The Days of '76 Museum continues to evolve and expand our exhibits. I am so happy to read how much you enjoyed the exhibits, interactive collections, and the photo opportunities with the costume props. More 

Centennial, Colorado
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364 reviews 364 reviews
258 attraction reviews
302 helpful votes 302 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

When I first ientered the museum I went into the gift shop to purchase a ticket. They have a very good gift shop. The young man that was working there was so friendly and so informative. I really enjoyed all of the displays they had and I love the lower floor with all the carriages they have displays of hearses,... More 

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

Thank you for posting "Love this museum" along with your wonderful review. We are thankful you enjoyed the gift shop, the staff and the displays - especially the wagon and carriage collection. It truly is a "must see" museum. More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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62 reviews 62 reviews
25 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We took the kids here and spent a little over an hour. It was a nice museum, and to be honest, it was the highlight of our trip to Deadwood. We were the only people there, other than the 2 staff on hand. The upstairs was interesting, but we got through it pretty quickly. When we ventured downstairs, we were... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the Days of '76 Museum. We are so pleased you and your family thoroughly enjoyed the museum - especially the carriage and wagon collection. More 

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301 reviews 301 reviews
161 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

a great museum to the days of 76 celebration , and much much more about the town , area and inhabitants. small entry fee, worth the money just to see the exhibit from old Deadwood Trading Post . Don't miss the story about the painting on the left as you enter the trading post exhibit, you cant miss the painting... More 

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

Thank you for your thorough and excellent review of your visit to the Day of '76 Museum. It is a great pleasure to read how many people enjoy this museum and all of its artifacts. More 

Deadwood, South Dakota
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

What a selection of every type of old wagon made. From hearses to mail delivery, fire engines, deluxe coaches. Rodeo history from the Days of 76 rodeos. Local history. Would definitely recommend and well worth the time to stop. Reasonable admission.

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

Thank you for your wonderful review of the Days of '76 Museum! The carriages and stagecoaches are some of our most dynamic pieces in the collection. More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I learned a lot about the history of the rodeo and the stage coaches. Its a beautiful museum. It also has a nice little gift shop if you want to pick up something to remember your trip by.

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

Thank you for your wonderful review of the Days of '76 Museum. We hope you visit Deadwood again soon! More 

Bradenton, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Setup this trip back in June with Rose Speirs, she was very helpful with all the arraingments, had a special person to take us through both the 76 Museum and the Adams Museum, thanks you Rose for making it a great experience.

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

Thank you for your generous review, Bruce. It was a great pleasure to work with you and your group. Everyone on your tour was a lot of fun, and Doug and Darrel thoroughly enjoyed showing them the Days of '76 Museum and Adams Museum. I hope you contact me again in the future! - Rose More 

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