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Adams Museum

54 Sherman St, Deadwood, SD 57732
605-578-1714
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Ranked #5 of 22 attractions in Deadwood
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Went through in about 45 minutes. Others could spend more time if they wanted to read everything. We were just interested in looking at things, and in that regard, there really isn't all that much. But, it is like every museum; either you find it boring or interesting. Been to better, but alright to go to if you are downtown... More

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

Thank you for your feedback, Shawn. We are pleased you took the time to stop by the Adams Museum. More

Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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61 reviews 61 reviews
25 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The Adams Museum will take you about an hour to tour unless you like to read everything placed before you. Than you might need three + hours. The museum contained extremely interested artifacts that help establish the importance of Deadwood in history and some oddities as well. I think people of all ages can enjoy this smaller scale museum. It... More

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

Thank you for your thoughtful review, and pointing out interesting artifacts in our collection. We hope to see you again. More

Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We had such a nice experience at this museum. The museum is free - I didn't feel any pressure to donate though we did. We certainly got our money's worth. Our son got a mustache scavenger hunt which was a riot. The people who worked there (curators?) were so knowledgeable and kind. The museum itself is rather fascinating and very... More

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

Thank you for recognizing our museum team! It's great to read you rated the Adams Museum as a must-see experience in Deadwood. Our education staff and gift shop manager have worked hard to develop engaging scavenger hunts and fun merchandise for visiting children. More

Saskatchewan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Small musuem with some nice pieces of Deadwood history on display. Admission is by donation. We took the open bus tour of deadwood (which I would recommend), it leaves from the train station directly behind this museum. The museum is a great idea after you take the hour or so tour.

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

Thank you for suggesting visiting the Adams Museum after you tour Deadwood with Boot Hill Tours. They do a great job! The Adams Museum is a small museum with a wide variety of Deadwood and Black Hills artifacts. More

Columbus, Ohio
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Very friendly and helpful staff. It is Free but has a "suggested" donation of $5 which one feels compelled to give. However, the "fee" is not out of line. There is much so see on 3 levels. Music of the era and location is played in the background and the CD's are sold at a very reasonable charge.

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

Thank you for taking time to share your feedback on the Adams Museum. We enjoy hearing positive comments about our museum staff. Our donation is only a suggested amount of $5 per adult, and we truly appreciate any and all donations. We don't like to pressure our visitors, but I'm glad you feel it is a fair "suggested" amount. More

Atlanta, Georgia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This place is full of Deadwood, SD history. We went planning to spend an hour or less, 3 hours later we were still there! What a great treasure find.

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

Thank you for writing a fantastic review about the Adams Museum. We are pleased you were engaged and entertained for three hours or more! More

goldcoast qld australia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
10 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Great Museum to visit,filled with memorabilia going back to the early Gold Rush days.In the centre of town and easy to locate.Loved all the artefacts from an era past.Keeps you interested for an hour,good souvenir shop inside Museum

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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. It is wonderful to read you enjoyed the museum's artifacts, the history of Deadwood and our gift shop! More

Crofton MD
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49 reviews 49 reviews
23 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Museum has an eclectic collection, but most items have local significance. Can walk through in 30 minutes unless something catches your attention.

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

Thank you for your review of the Adams Museum. The museum collection is eclectic, as is the building's exterior. More

Poughkeepsie, NY
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72 reviews 72 reviews
19 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Three stories of, well, stories of western Deadwood. Guide had a fascinating set of stories about Wild Bill, Calamity Jane, and Charlie Utter. " Donation jar" was nice to see ( you should give). Pleasant for an hour or two.

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

Thank you for your kind words about your visit to the Adams Museum and the museum guide. Many of our museum assistants work hard to tell guests additional information about Deadwood's legendary characters. Deadwood has a lot of great stories! More

Nashville
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103 reviews 103 reviews
52 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This is quite interesting. It was a lot of historic information on Deadwood which goes back a very long way and there was some information about Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane. I really enjoyed this more than anything else I did in Deadwood. They had these old artifacts and items on display, such as a chalkboard eraser from the... 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. We are pleased you found the museum to be informative and interesting. It's good to hear you enjoyed our museum more than anything else in Deadwood. We value sharing Deadwood's history. More

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