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Address: 18 Seventy Six Drive, adjacent to the Rodeo Grounds, Deadwood, SD 57732
Phone Number: +1 605-578-1657
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Live re-creations of the town's rich history started in 1924 through the...

Live re-creations of the town's rich history started in 1924 through the Days of '76 celebration and award-winning rodeo. The celebration began as a way to honor Deadwood's pioneers - the prospectors, miners, muleskinners and madams who poured into the Black Hills in 1876 to settle the gold-filled gulches of Dakota Territory.

Deadwood's newest museum documents the celebration and rodeo. The Days of '76 Museum features exceptional displays of carriages, firearms, American Indian artifacts and illustrates Deadwood's enduring friendship with Buffalo Bill Cody.

The Days of '76 Museum is wheelchair accessible. The Mercantile gift shop is located on the first floor.

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very authentic

this new museum is very authentic and has Native American and and early pioneer and cowboy displays that are becoming so extinct that its a great place to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 12, 2015
T4177JTchris
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Michigan City, Indiana
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Mukwonago, Wisconsin
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

The wagon display in the basement was nice and so were some of the other displays. Seemed like too much emphasis on recent parades and actvities

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Thank T S
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We take all comments seriously. We are pleased you enjoyed the wagon and stagecoach collection on the lower level, as well as a few other displays in the museum. The Days of '76 Museum honors the Days of '76 Celebration and Rodeo, so these displays are a big part of the Deadwood story and the... More 

Michigan City, Indiana
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19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

this new museum is very authentic and has Native American and and early pioneer and cowboy displays that are becoming so extinct that its a great place to visit and take the children, friendly staff;;

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DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review and kind words about the Days of '76 Museum. Glad to know you found our new museum full of authentic treasures like the Native American, cowboy and early pioneer collections. We appreciate your wonderful comments about the museum being child friendly, as well as our staff being friendly too. More 

Blaine, Minnesota
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62 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We go to Deadwood every year and I don't know why it took us so long to go to this museum. I loved the movie about Buffalo Bill's life and wild west show and the general store area. My husband liked the rifle display and the wagons on the lower level. Also, the gift shop sell some very tasty Native... More 

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Deadwoodrose, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for writing a such a positive review of the Days of '76 Museum. We are always pleased to hear what visitors enjoy the best about the museum, so thank you for sharing you and your husbands favorite exhibits. Great to know you also enjoyed the gift shop - especially the Chief's Delight Native American tea. More 

Chandler, Arizona
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I wasn't at all anxious to go to this museum, but I am so glad I did. It was just a wonderful little museum. Downstairs they have the best collection of horse drawn vehicles I've ever seen, including hearses. A lot of them are fully restored and there is just enough information to engage the viewer--unlike a lot of museums... More 

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Deadwoodrose, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this review

Dear Guests, Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. Great to hear your experience of the Days of '76 Museum was extremely positive. We hope you will visit Deadwood and our museums again soon. Sincerely, Rose Speirs Communications Director, Deadwood History More 

Pierre, South Dakota
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Very well cared for museum, staff was very friendly, extremely clean business. Definitely worth the time to go through.

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Deadwoodrose, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review of the Days of '76 Museum, Matt. We appreciate your visit to Deadwood and our museum. More 

Pinson
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54 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

i have seen many of the western displays Cody WY.. etc high plains - but this is hands down the best western history museum any where - the rifle display is mind boggling -lower level stage coaches and transportation vehicles wow -- the native American displays bring a silence to you that hard to describe - a must see in... More 

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Deadwoodrose, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review and kind words about our museum. We are pleased you enjoyed the riffle displays, Native American exhibits and the carriage collection. Your kind words about the Days of '76 Museum being the best western history museum anywhere made our day! More 

Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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463 reviews
144 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 241 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

This exhibit houses a fantastic collection of wagons - including the Deadwood Stagecoach. There is also much detail in the history of the town, and the North American Indian. A great couple of hours spent.

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Deadwoodrose, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a great review about your visit to the Days of '76 Museum. We hope you plan to visit Deadwood again in the future. More 

Katy, Texas
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

This is a great place to see anything Deadwood from 1876. Don't forget to go downstairs and view all the wagons, from mail wagons to hearses!

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Deadwoodrose, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this review

Dear Shirley, Thank you so much for your great review of the Days of '76 Museum. We appreciate your excellent comments, especially about the wagons on the lower level. Sincerely, Rose Speirs Communications Director, Deadwood History More 

Columbia, South Carolina
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979 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 386 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

CJ and I had originally intended to zip through this museum before hurrying over to historic downtown Deadwood, Mt. Moriah Cemetery, and points beyond. It didn’t take long to realize that this was an attraction to be savored at a leisurely pace. I found all of the exhibits interesting, but especially enjoyed the stagecoach and wagon collection downstairs. Wow! This... More 

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Deadwoodrose, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this review

We truly appreciate your generous review of the Days of '76 Museum. It's great to hear you were able to make your visit leisurely paced, and get the full experience. It's good to hear you met someone at the front desk who digitized genealogical information in the newspaper archives, and was helpful to your husband who used to have relatives... More 

Deadwood, South Dakota
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

This museum is good sized, at the Fairgrounds. It focuses on western history of the area. The main floor has up close and personal displays of rodeo history, native American's of the upper Great Plains, a firearms display with history of the various types and innovations. It also contains a re-creation of one of the early trader stores in Deadwood,... More 

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Deadwoodrose, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your great comments, Bill. We appreciate your thorough review, especially your specific comments about what to see on each floor of the museum. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon. More 

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