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Adams Museum

54 Sherman St, Deadwood, SD 57732
605-578-1714
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Ranked #5 of 24 Attractions in Deadwood
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Ebensburg, PA
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256 reviews 256 reviews
123 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

The Adams has a wide assortment of material dating from the historical days of Deadwood and the B lack Hills Gold Rush. The interpretation of the relationship between the Native Americans who owned the land and the white men who wanted it is thorough and interesting. No fee, just a suggested donation and well worth it.

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277 reviews 277 reviews
149 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

well worth the visit to learn more about the people and the town, and the Indians, 3 floors and a small shop. staff were very helpful and a lift also operates between the floors. you could easily spend 2 hours here reading about all the exhibits. don't know how they got the locomotive in ??? entry is free , but... More

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Montville, New Jersey
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224 attraction reviews
279 helpful votes 279 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Adams Museum was voted the 3rd Best Western Museum by True West Magazine in 2009. The museum is three floors of remarkable changing exhibits. They have stairs as well as an elevator. With original artifacts like Potato Creek Pete's gold nugget. Seth Bullock's chair, taxidermy, lavish period furnishings (monogrammed silver), J.B. Higgin train ,Thoen stone and Wild Bill and Calamity... More

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Grandview, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Full of the history of Deadwood. One of the nicest museums I've been to in an historic town. Spend an hour or a day to explore this place. Free admission but leave a donation if you can. Right in the middle of town, easy to walk to.

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DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your excellent review of the Adams Museum. We hope you visit us again on your next trip to Deadwood. More

Toledo, Ohio
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is The Jewel Of Deadwood. The museum is free on 3 floors, they ask for a donation as you enter but it is not mandatory. Very nice collection of memorabilia from and around Deadwood. The staff is very knowledgeable and gives all who enter a short history of the museum. Highly recommended if you like museums. (They have public... More

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DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review of the Adams Museum. The museum is a jewel, and we are grateful you had an opportunity to visit. More

Central, ND
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This will take you back in time to see what they had to travel in and what they had to work with. It is a very nice building and is handicapped accessible. You won't want to miss this one and if you see this and the house there is a discount for both but you must ask them for it.

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DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to visit the Deadwood museum's and writing this wonderful review. The combo pass is a great value, and we will make sure our staff offers them up front to visitors. More

Springville, Utah
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This is a wonderful place to stop for anyone wanting to gain a better understanding of the history behind Deadwood. The staff was very friendly and it's pretty much free. All they ask for is a donation. Which I highly recommend you give. Plus it's the place were you can see one of the actual largest gold nuggets ever found... More

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DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback on the Adams Museum. We are pleased you learned a great deal about the history of Deadwood and the area, as well as Seth Bullock and Potato Creek Johnny. Also, thank you for your nice comments about our staff. More

Winnipeg, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

If you're a history buff, this is the place for you. They don't actually charge for admission, but they "strongly" recommend a "donation" of $5 per person. I knew this already from T/A reviews and had my $10 at hand and he looked surpised. There are 3 floors of exhibits and give an amazing history of the black hills/deadwood area.... More

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DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Deadwood's Adams Museum. We appreciate your great comments. More

Arkansas, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We loved this museum and learning all the history of Deadwood. Reading about the finding of the prehistoric fish in the area was very interesting! Loved all the old history and reading about the early history of Deadwood. They had so many items I don't think we were able to see everything in the 2 hours we spent inside. We... More

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DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your generous feedback, Lisa. We are pleased you enjoyed our one-of-a-kind plesiosaur, and reading about the Deadwood's rich history. We hope to see you again! More

Winnipeg, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The entry fee is by donation, but the suggested price to pay is $5.00. It was worth it. I know more about Bill Hickok then I ever could have imagined now LOL, but also about the history of Deadwood, the surrounding area, the Gold Rush, and the displaced Natives. Definitely I would suggest that if you go to Deadwood, that... More

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DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review of the Adams Museum. Our staff will be pleased you learned so much more about Wild Bill Hickok! We truly appreciate your great comments. More

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