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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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Selkirk, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

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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Atlanta, Georgia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 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

Minnesota City, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

We made a visit to the Museum when we visit Deadwood during the Days of 76 it is great and very well put together plus when we went to the Rodeo we got a discount because of our Rodeo tickets but I still would have paid full price. The whole family had a great time and saw many displays

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

Thanks for your review, Jodi. The Days of '76 Celebration and Rodeo is an exciting, and time-honored event in Deadwood. Thank you for taking the time to tour the Days of '76 Museum while you were here. More

Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
25 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this review

It's great to hear from visitors who thoroughly enjoy the carriage and stagecoach collection, and the Days of '76 Museum in general. Thank you for your great review, and your kind words about our staff. More

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