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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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Back to the Past

This is a new museum in town and we thoroughly enjoyed the carriage exhibits, the American Indian regalia and all the guns. The Parade has been a big deal in Deadwood over the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Alot of unique items in one building. Don't let the size of the building fool you. Its full with well maintained history.

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Hickory, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

It's much more about the rodeo draw of Deadwood than the history that made it famous. The wagons are the best part.

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Rapid City, South Dakota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We brought our elementary school aged group of children back to the museum for the 2nd time this summer. (I had to miss the first trip.) I was VERY impressed with the quality of the exhibits, and the interactive elements. The museum shares all of the history of Deadwood, not just rodeo history. There are scavenger hunts for children, and... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We visited the Grand opening of the newly remodeled Days of '76 Museum. With funding from a lot of the casinos in Deadwood especially First Gold Hotel this happened. All the beautiful, old carriages from years ago are here. They have pictures, costumes and information of former men/women who performed in the rodeo. Days of '76 Museum makes this a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This is a new museum in town and we thoroughly enjoyed the carriage exhibits, the American Indian regalia and all the guns. The Parade has been a big deal in Deadwood over the years, long may it continue

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miles city, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

very nice historical museum, nearly new, enjoyable hour or two. enjoyed beautifully restored horse drawn vehicles and many photos

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We learned a lot about Deadwood here. Very informative. We all had a great time. It definitely had something for everyone to enjoy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

If you are in to history and what things looked like back in the day this is a must see. We enjoyed it as we were raised on a ranch and know all about the items you see here. You can learn about the mining around the area from way back when.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

My family visited the museum and enjoyed seeing and learning so much of Deadwood's history. The artifacts they have on display are wonderful. We especially loved the mirror where the sign noted all of the famous people that had gazed into it before us! This museum is definitely worth the time to visit and we will be back if ever... More 

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Lake Mills
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We have been to the museum a number of time to show friends and family. The best time was a few years ago before it was a museum the owner of all the car, tractors and equipment gave us a personal tour, will never forget that one. He is gone now but will never be forgotten, a very good man.

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

Dear Joyce, Thank you for your great memories of the old Days of '76 Museum. We appreciate your visit and review on TripAdvisor. Sincerely, Rose Speirs Communications Director, Deadwood History More 

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