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“Small but interesting” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Nelson's Garage Car & Motorcycle Museum

Nelson's Garage Car & Motorcycle Museum
629 Main Street, Deadwood, SD 57732
605-578-1909
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Ranked #31 of 34 things to do in Deadwood
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Owner description: See James Bond’s Aston Martin, one of a few in the country, Magnum PI’s Ferrari, Smokey & the Bandit Trans Am, Herbie the Love Buy, Rockford Files Firebird, 1969 Yenko Camaro from 2 Fast 2 Furious, a Jeep from the TV show MASH, Evel Knievel's jump bike, John Wayne’s Truck and more. Over 80 movie memorabilia displays. Located in the Celebrity Hotel, downtown Deadwood. Free Admission. Open 7 days an week 7am-9pm year-round. Families welcome!
Evansville, Wyoming
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“Small but interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012 via mobile

Free to get in. Small bit the items that are there are very interesting. And real cool to see. Evils personal motorbike. Burt Reynolds 1979 TA , from smokey and the bandit. Jeep from mash. Ect

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Clintonville, Wisconsin
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“Disappointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

We made a special trip to this museum because of the advertisements for this museum with James Bonds Austin Martin, Herbie the love bug and the different motorcyles from different icons. We were very disappointed, they had just sold the Austin Martin the week before, and filled the place with more slot machines, REALLY like you need more gambling in this town...we expected to find this car museum and found poor Herbie alone there, we love Herbie the love bug and were excited to see it, but besides a few motorcycles and other memorabilia, that was it...just another casino out of the dozens in that town. I would not recommend making a trip to Deadwood unless all you want to do is gamble.

Visited June 2012
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Rapid City, South Dakota
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“Added smoking lounge - museum shrunk”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

Nice to take a break from gambling and check out the vehicles, but due to the smoking ban they reduced the museum area which was small to begin within order to put in a smokers lounge.

Visited June 2012
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Henderson
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“Car & Motorcycle Museum”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

There wasn't much to see. The brochure advertised that Magnum PI's Ferrari was there but it wasn't and there were only two cars there, Jame Bond's car and Herbie's Love Bug. Most of the museum was turned into a slot machine area and a smoking room. Very disappointing. Glad I didn't have to pay any admission fee.

Visited March 2012
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New England, North Dakota
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“Quick stop”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

More celebrity items than cars but I enjoyed the items very much. The museum & casino are one. Not two seperate areas which I would have liked but it is free. It is located in the celebrity hotel which made it super easy to find. However, parking not so much since it is located off of main street.

Visited March 2012
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