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Adams Museum

54 Sherman St, Deadwood, SD 57732
605-578-1714
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Ranked #4 of 22 attractions in Deadwood
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
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Rapid City, South Dakota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed the educational part of the tour and it was only for a donation and the person that told you a little about the Adams house was very informal

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

I'm a history teacher so that might color my view a bit. The museum is clean, well marked, well lit... But even as a history lover I found it really boring :( I believe more focus on gambling, prostitution, etc... Would have added a bit more excitement to the place?? Just sayin' I wouldn't go back and you could kick... More

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Shelbyville, Kentucky
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65 reviews 65 reviews
37 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

WOW! The Adams Museum looks and is, small in size, but it really has a multitude of artifacts. You can get a tour but it really was fun to look at my own pace and then ask questions. The exhibits are numbered and beside the exhibit displays are what each are/ represents. You will be fascinated with all this small... More

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Panora, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Great history of Deadwood, interesting memorobilia of the area in the late 1800s. The ethnic diversity was kind of surprising in that day. Life must have been pretty rough.

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Minnesota City, Minnesota
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Fun we got to see the gold nugget that potato creek Johnny found which was good. We have been here before and will more than likely go back again and again. Its a nice place to visit plus you get to step back in time. Great for all ages.

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Kissimmee
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4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Very eclectic collection of the Adams family. Also a lot of historic info on the city of Deadwood. I would definitely recommend a visit. You could spend hours here depending on how much you would like to read about the collections.

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

Thank you for your recent review of the Adams Museum. The museum does offer great exhibits, and a variety of reading material for visitors who would like additional information. We're happy to hear from you. More

Saint Augustine, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We visited the Adams museum. No only did we enjoy the exhibits, but they had a show down by Gordy Pratt, a very talented museum and singer. He played Seth Bullock, an old sheriff of Deadwood and did a musical rendition of the history of Deadwood. We really loved it. This museum and show is well worth the visit. If... More

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

Thank you for writing a review about your Adams Museum visit, Susan. Thank you for your kind words not only about the exhibits, but also Gordy Pratt as Seth Bullock. Gordy is an extremely talented musician, singer and storyteller. More

Cheyenne, Wyoming
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12 reviews 12 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The Adams museum is well layed out and the exhibits are put together to hold your attention. It is close to the town center and easy walking distance from all downtown hotels. The staff was helpful and knowledgeable .

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

We are thankful you enjoyed the Adams Museum and found it interesting. We hope to see you again! More

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We were a little underwhelmed when we first went in but subsequently really enjoyed the performance by the singing Sherriff downstairs. Highly informative, funny and entertaining - he probably gave the best personal show in Deadwood. Worth a visit for the performance alone.

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

It is good to hear your enjoyed the Seth Bullock performance by Gordy Pratt in June. Thank you for taking time to write a review. More

Clarksville, Tennessee
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8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

the items are numbered and there are many things to read about if you like history and artifacts or even antiques, then you will enjoy this museum.

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your visit to the Adams Museum, Mamie. More

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