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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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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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History lesson

Oh the stuff you can learn. Great for families with teenage kids to learn about the history of deadwood.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Oh the stuff you can learn. Great for families with teenage kids to learn about the history of deadwood.

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Watertown, South Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The Days of '76 museum offers visitors a glimpse in to life in South Dakota in the 1800's. Authentic examples of prairie and gold-mining life are in each room of the museum. Informational plaques tell the stories. Very interesting.

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Melbourne, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

If you are interested in Deadwood history, especially the frontier wagons, this is a MUST SEE. Even though they just build this place three years ago, it is outgrowing the building. Deadwood history is on the main floor; frontier wagons are downstairs. The range of wagon types is great, but many you can't see close up because in some places... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I was always curious about this museum so I'm glad I went but it really wasn't all that interesting, and I love museums and history! They did a really nice job with the place though. There are games for kids throughout and great clothing displays, artifacts and photographs. The lower level houses about 25 different types of covered wagons, wagons,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I took a walk down the main street of Deadwood and continued to walk to the Days of 76 museum. I decided to take a tour. The ladies at the counter were very friendly and were a big help answering all the questions I had before and after my tour of the museum. The museum is well laid out and... More 

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

We always appreciate hearing great things about the Days of '76 Museum, and the friendly staff! We are so glad you found the museum and took a tour. The wagons, carriages and stagecoach collection is stellar, and we are so grateful you enjoyed it. More 

Sioux City, IA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

years ago this western museum was in an old beat up barn...now it is located in a beautiful building with pictures, memorabilia, and actual physical items from the old west, neat to see

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

Thank you for writing a review of Deadwood's new Days of '76 Museum. The museum has come a long way, with a lot of hard work from a variety of people and funding sources, in the past few years. Thanks for revisiting our museum. More 

Frankenmuth, Michigan
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

It has lots of stuff to do with the Days of 76 parade. Also has full size wagons and other old time types of transport vehicles.

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

Thank you so much for choosing to visit the Days of '76 Museum. The museum is unique, and tells a variety of important stories. The stagecoach and wagon collection is a favorite with visitors. More 

Kansas City, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Was much, much more than we had expected. History regarding individuals that were apart of the 1876 boom of Deadwood. A must see on your trip. Walking distance from the First Gold Hotel.

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

We always appreciate hearing great things about the Days of '76 Museum. Thank you for saying the museum is a "must see on your trip" to Deadwood. More 

Denver, Colorado
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

An unexpected plethora of info including a carriage/stage coach/buggy museum. Nice stop! I really liked the book with the bison extinction -- a very striking visual representation of the levity of the situation.

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

Thank you for writing a great review of our museum. The Deadwood History staff loves to hear positive comments about our visitor's experiences. More 

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

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 

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Additional Information about Days of '76 Museum

Address: Address: 18 Seventy Six Drive, adjacent to the Rodeo Grounds, Deadwood, SD 57732
Phone Number: +1 605-578-1657
Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Deadwood
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 3 - 3

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