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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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Winnipeg, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
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524 reviews 524 reviews
244 attraction reviews
208 helpful votes 208 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
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105 reviews 105 reviews
47 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
66 reviews 66 reviews
12 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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

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
6 helpful votes 6 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
49 helpful votes 49 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

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