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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 21 attractions in Deadwood
Type: History Museums
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Houston, Texas
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81 reviews 81 reviews
20 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

The 76 Museum is in a beautiful new building. The staff was wonderful and very helpful. It was a walk thru the old west. The stagecoach, buggies, side saddles, carriages are amazing. The Rodeo items are excellent too. Enjoy!

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St Paul
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Really enjoyed the museum, would difinitely come back again. Especially enjoyed the gift shop. Was much more then I was expecting.

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Sugar Grove, Ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

The Days of 76 Museum is another historic Deadwood location that must be seen to be appreciated. You won't be disappointed. From the basement to the main floor, there is something for everyone. Their collection of wagons, hearses and fire engines that are used in the yearly parade is awesome. The information about the rodeo and local participants is top-notch.... More

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Bensalem, Pennsylvania, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

We enjoyed seeing the well preserved artifacts from the past, but especially the lower lever where all the old carriages of many different types are. The postal carriage and the hearses were so neat and the listings from old catalogues with the prices the could be bought for so many years ago! Where would we have been without Sears and... More

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Cumming, Georgia, United States
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103 reviews 103 reviews
34 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

The high point were the displays on native American artifacts-- especially some incredible beadwork. And I do mean incredible-- Sioux, Kiowa and Cheyenne bead work at it's best. Some incredible artifacts from the 1800's and 1900's that were superb. I wish there had been more information about this though--- it was way too static and really not that informative as... More

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Miami Gardens, Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
38 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

A small museum but packed full. Loved the old wagons & hearse's down stairs. Was told they use them in the yearly parade. Price is fair and if you stop to read the signs you can be there for hours. I'm a looker not a reader. Don't know if the younger kids would like this but adults sure would. Take... More

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Colorado
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10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Folks we met on a hiking trail recommended we stop at the Days of 76 museum - great advice! The Days of ’76 began as a way to honor Deadwood’s first pioneers - the prospectors, miners, muleskinners and madams who poured into the Black Hills in 1876 to settle the gold-filled gulches of Dakota Territory. Since the first celebration in... More

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Deadwood, South Dakota
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138 reviews 138 reviews
39 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

This museum would appeal to anyone that appreciates rodeos. I have never been to a rodeo but upon touring this museum I have a newfound respect for bull riders. Crazy! The really impressive part of the museum is downstairs, with the carriage display. The hearses and mail carriage are a must see. If you are not a rodeo fan skip... More

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Thornton, CO USA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

This is a brand new museum added to the many other attractions in the area. The admission fee is minimal. The amount of Native American artifacts is vast. The history of the Days of '76 is very interesting. On the lower level is a wonderful vast collection of buggies, farm and commercial wagons, hearsts, covered wagons, and stagecoaches.

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Sturgis, South Dakota
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Nice museum that explains the history of the Days of 76. I especially liked the letter displayed just inside to the right of the doors from the Black Hills Roundup committe to the Days of 76 committe explaining that there isnt room for two competing events in the northern hills. This was written in 1929. The rifle display could be... More

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