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Adams Museum

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Address: 54 Sherman St, Deadwood, SD 57732
Phone Number: 605-578-1714
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Awesome artifacts

The museum is chocked full of things but there was a revolutionary war drum hanging in there that just blew me away. Also Wild Bill Hickcocks cards are on display as well. Really... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Lancaster SC
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

The museum is chocked full of things but there was a revolutionary war drum hanging in there that just blew me away. Also Wild Bill Hickcocks cards are on display as well. Really nest to see things like that for me... Check it out

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Sioux City, Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Located close to / an easy walk from downtown this museum is a small hidden treasure. we have visited it 2-3 times and will return since we discover something new each time. The "old" Deadwood comes to life in the exhibits and pictures.

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

Thank you for saying the Adams Museum is worth the time to visit and then some! We are pleased to read the exhibits and pictures make the old west come to life. That is what our exhibits director strives for in each of our museums. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Aberdeen, South Dakota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This is not your typical museum, but one full of interesting Wild West era material and artifacts. If you like the late 1800's and have an interest in what went on in the black hills, this is worth an afternoon visit. Check out the replica of the largest nugget found in the hills by Potato Creek Johnny. The original remains... More 

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

Thank you for your terrific review of the Adams Museum. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit. Potato Creek Johnny's original gold nugget is now on permanent display. More 

Billings, Montana
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

A great little museum. The history of Deadwood was beautifully displayed. There is a small suggested donation but it isn't required. When we went they museum was completely empty and we had the curator give us a personal tour. It was great.

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

Thank you for visiting the Adams Museum. It is always good to get a personal tour, and we are pleased you enjoyed the museum. More 

Rochester Hills, Michigan, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This was a nice museum that gave a lot of good information about the area. I would say it was a highlight of the Deadwood visit for us.

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

Thank you so much for your excellent review of the Adams Museum. We are truly grateful it was a highlight of your visit to Deadwood. More 

Centennial, Colorado
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353 reviews 353 reviews
251 attraction reviews
237 helpful votes 237 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

There are three floors to this museum. There are stairs and an elevator but the elevator is very slow. They have posters and memorabilia from wild Bill, Seth bullock, Clamity Jane. They also have many things that belong to the family. This is a very nice museum with a lot packed into it. It is a free museum but they... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review of the Adams Museum. We appreciate your visit and hope you can return to Deadwood soon. More 

Alliance, Nebraska, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

this museum is so neat will visit again next time I'm in Deadwood spent over an hour looking around and sure there are things I did not see

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

Thank you for your kind review. We are so happy you enjoyed visiting the Adams Museum. More 

Nemo, SD
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My family and I live in the area and therefore have ready access to the local museums. The Adams Museum is the one we've returned to many times over the years. While the displays haven't changed, it seems there's always something new to discover and pique one's curiosity. We especially enjoy the scavenger hunt sheet provided by the staff. It... More 

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

Thank you for writing a review of the Adams Museum. We are so glad you enjoyed the scavenger hunts. Chelsie put a lot of time into making them fun for kids. More 

Ebensburg, PA
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264 reviews 264 reviews
124 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

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

Thank you for writing your kind review of the Adams Museum. We are happy to read you enjoyed your visit. More 

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279 reviews 279 reviews
150 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 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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DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the Adams Museum and referring to it as a gem of history. You compliments on our museum are appreciated. More 

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