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Adams Museum

54 Sherman St, Deadwood, SD 57732
605-578-1714
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Ranked #6 of 22 Attractions in Deadwood
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
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Augusta, GA
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480 reviews 480 reviews
215 attraction reviews
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

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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Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

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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Roswell, New Mexico
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105 reviews 105 reviews
47 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

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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55 reviews 55 reviews
12 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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

Twin Falls, Idaho
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

My friend and I decided to check out this museum and we were glad we did. It was fun to learn about the Deadwood history and see the pictures and artifacts of the old town. We just did a quick walk around and only spent about 30 minutes there. A person could spend an hour or two easily if they... More

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

Thank you for your kind review of the Adams Museum. Your positive comments about the history, photographs, artifacts and the friendly staff are appreciated. We hope you can visit us again, and possibly stay a little longer. More

Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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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60 reviews 60 reviews
24 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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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35 reviews 35 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

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