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Adams Museum

54 Sherman St, Deadwood, SD 57732
605-578-1714
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Ranked #3 of 21 attractions in Deadwood
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: History Museums
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Chadron, Nebraska
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Having traveled to Deadwood multiple times, this was the first time that we stopped here. They have lots of neat stuff. If you are interested in Deadwood history this is the place to go.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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60 reviews 60 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We think this is a fantastic little museum with something for everyone. There are three floors with the main floor being dedicated to the Western collections. I especially appreciated the multi ethic facets of their collections as it rounded out my understanding of how the Wild West functioned as a society. There is an emphasis on some of the Western... More

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Kansas City, MO
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70 reviews 70 reviews
18 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

We did not Deadwood because of the casinos, but it was historic past that drew us, and the Adams Museum was a great learning experience about the settling of the area, the mining, the ethnic communities, and the railroad. If you only tour one place in Deadwood, this is the one. We came away understanding the history of this culture-rich... More

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MaryAustin613, Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting the Adams Museum. Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience on TripAdvisor. More

Lytton
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

I admit I like museums and more importantly those that deal in western history. The Adams Museum covers all aspects on the history of Deadwood. I spent over 2 hours looking at their exhibits and would have stayed longer but my traveling companions had seen enough. I will return again during my next visit.

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Sydney, Australia
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250 attraction reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

This is how museums were laid out in the 19th century...it hasn't changed much and this is not what we need in this day and age. It's very static and you have to bring the interest. They could do more.

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Antwerp
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166 reviews 166 reviews
63 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

When in Deadwood you should visit Adams Museum. The two-storied house is very nice, and the museum shets a light on the town's history and its famous residents such as Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane and many others. It is the perfect introduction preliminary to the visit to Mount Moriah cemetery, which is also a must-see.

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Sugar Grove, Ohio
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6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

What a collection of items from Deadwood's colorful history. 3 floors of almost anything you could think of, as well as other items that take you by surprise. If one wants to get a sense of Deadwood's history, this is a good place to start. Conveniently located in the downtown area, and withing walking distance of anywhere you can stay... More

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Bensalem, Pennsylvania, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

The collections at the museum were very well presented and I just loved the section of unusual things. I am impressed that so many pieces survived thru the years.

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Friendship, Wisconsin
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

It was a great way to see the history of the town. Loved it!! On a bus trip with a day on our own - Jackpot Tours from Milw. Wis - would do it again!!

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Aberdeen, SD
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62 reviews 62 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Lots of local history that was very interesting, but there is a lot of stuff crowded into the space. Admission is free with a suggested donation of $5 per person. You are greeted at the door and provided information about the museum with an offer of being able to ask the staff any questions, however, I only saw staff by... More

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MaryAustin613, General Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting the Adams Museum. I do want to note that our property is handicap accessible. We have a wheelchair accessible ramp and elevator. We also have tested the spacing of our displays to make sure they are far enough apart to accommodate a wheelchair. Lastly, our bathrooms are also handicap accessible. That being said, if... More

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