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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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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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History

Very informative history of the area. We were able to view it within an hour and get a good idea of the area. Nice people work there. Good books to choose from and gifts for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Kathie S
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Spokane Valley, Washington
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Spokane Valley, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Very informative history of the area. We were able to view it within an hour and get a good idea of the area. Nice people work there. Good books to choose from and gifts for children.

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Calverton, New York
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Exceptional, local museum. A must for fans of the Old West. Three floors, though the main one has the most to offer. Free admission with a recommended donation of five dollars. Excellent displays and artifacts relevant to Deadwood...Wild Bill's pistol and items, Seth Bullock's pistol, a display on the area's long-running (until ca. 1980) brothel trade, etc. Friendly staff. Highly... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write such an excellent, thorough review of the Adams Museum. More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

Had a wonderful time at this wonderfuly preserved building...great museum full of information...because that's what you get at museums...historical information

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

Thank you so much for your great review of the Adams Museum! More 

Lancaster SC
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

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

Thank you so much for your "Awesome artifacts" review of the Adams Museum. We are so pleased you were impressed with the Wild Bill Collection (owned by the City of Deadwood) and the Revolutionary War drum. Thanks for visiting Deadwood! More 

Sioux City, Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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358 reviews 358 reviews
256 attraction reviews
260 helpful votes 260 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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5 reviews 5 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 

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