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Adams Museum

54 Sherman St, Deadwood, SD 57732
605-578-1714
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Ranked #5 of 23 Attractions in Deadwood
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
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Springville, Utah
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

This is a wonderful place to stop for anyone wanting to gain a better understanding of the history behind Deadwood. The staff was very friendly and it's pretty much free. All they ask for is a donation. Which I highly recommend you give. Plus it's the place were you can see one of the actual largest gold nuggets ever found... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

If you're a history buff, this is the place for you. They don't actually charge for admission, but they "strongly" recommend a "donation" of $5 per person. I knew this already from T/A reviews and had my $10 at hand and he looked surpised. There are 3 floors of exhibits and give an amazing history of the black hills/deadwood area.... More

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Arkansas, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We loved this museum and learning all the history of Deadwood. Reading about the finding of the prehistoric fish in the area was very interesting! Loved all the old history and reading about the early history of Deadwood. They had so many items I don't think we were able to see everything in the 2 hours we spent inside. We... More

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

Thank you for your generous feedback, Lisa. We are pleased you enjoyed our one-of-a-kind plesiosaur, and reading about the Deadwood's rich history. We hope to see you again! More

Winnipeg, Canada
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
28 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The entry fee is by donation, but the suggested price to pay is $5.00. It was worth it. I know more about Bill Hickok then I ever could have imagined now LOL, but also about the history of Deadwood, the surrounding area, the Gold Rush, and the displaced Natives. Definitely I would suggest that if you go to Deadwood, that... More

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

Thank you for your nice review of the Adams Museum. Our staff will be pleased you learned so much more about Wild Bill Hickok! We truly appreciate your great comments. More

Watertown, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This is by far the best museum we have visited in South Dakota. Well worth our time. Hundreds of items from the greater Deadwood area including many from the 1800's. There is no fee but donations are accepted

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

Thank you for taking the time to write your wonderful review of the Adams Museum. We are so pleased you found it to be one of the best museum's you visited in South Dakota! More

Detroit, Michigan
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Kids looked for mustaches in a treasure hunt. I was amazed by south american/ asian artifacts that show people from around the world that would show up during Gold Rush's.

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

Thank you for submitting your review of the Adams Museum. Kids really enjoy the scavenger hunts. The mustache hunt is one of the favorites. Thanks for visiting! More

Augusta, GA
Top Contributor
524 reviews 524 reviews
244 attraction reviews
217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I really only had an idea of Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane through what I saw in the movies. After touring this museum and reading all they had to offer, as well as listening to our tour guide from our bus tour, I realize they were totally different in reality. This was an interesting museum, but we got there... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to the Adams Museum. Most visitors are surprised by the facts behind Deadwood legends, such as Calamity Jane and Wild Bill Hickok vs. the lore many of us grew up believing about them. I'm glad you found the museum interesting. I wish you had more time at the museum, but... More

Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Really enjoyed this quaint museum. Had a section on the infamous citizens of Deadwood including Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane as well as others. Very informative regarding the wild west and the great gold rush in that area.

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

Thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed the Adams Museum, the history and the stories. We hope you can visit us again on your next trip to Deadwood. More

Roswell, New Mexico
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
52 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This is a great museum! They have the original Thoen Stone which has a pretty controversial history. The museum attendant was very friendly and all it takes is a donation to enter. We loved walking around and exploring. It's well worth a visit.

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

Thank you for your feedback. The Thoen Stone is one of our most controversial artifacts in the museum. A good talking piece. Your comments about the museum and the staff are deeply appreciated. More

Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
12 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We stopped in to see place a tour guide had recommended. Wow want a nice place. I liked all the old Pictures. They had a little of everything in there. Very nice people working there. He was really helpful.

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

Thank you for writing a wonderful review about the Adams Museum. We always enjoy reading great comments about the museum, and the staff. More

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