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Days of '76 Museum

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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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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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So many interesing things

This museum was fun and my kids loved it. It is right on the edge of town and very worth the two minute drive.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
photohappyervin
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Sacramento, California
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Sacramento, California
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17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum was fun and my kids loved it. It is right on the edge of town and very worth the two minute drive.

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Algonquin, Illinois
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Believing this was a museum on the history of Deadwood, our mistake, we found out this is a museum about the parade they have in Deadwood. The show of rifles was extraordinary, but the rest of the history about the parade, wasn't very exciting to those of us that don't live there. Kids were extremely bored.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the Days of '76 Museum. The museum is dedicated to the Days of '76 rodeo and celebration, but it also includes many other great stories, including an exhibit on the Native American's, the historic gun collection (which you mentioned, and we are glad to hear you enjoyed that exhibit),... More 

Pasadena
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband & I love history & checking out museums. This one was very good for adults although children may be a little bored. I would suggest more hands on items, even if not authentic, to give kids an idea of what their ancestors experienced.

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

Thank you for your great review of the Days of '76 Museum. The museum does offer some photo opportunities throughout the museum that children typically enjoy. Also, on the lower level we have some interactive games for both children and adults. But we do appreciate your comments, and I will share them with the exhibits director. Anything we can do... More 

Terre Haute, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you don't mind reading a lot and are interested in the Wild West, this is a nice museum. My 12 year old was a little bored. There is a lot of information and artifacts are presented nicely. The lower level has some restored wagons that were interesting.

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Thank E4178
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback on your visit to the Days of '76 Museum. Your input is very important to us. The museum does have some wonderful interactive games for children on the lower level prior to the entrance to the carriage collection. We truly appreciate your visit to Deadwood, and hope you will come again. More 

Milan Ctr, IN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We have been to Deadwood many times, we finally stopped into the museum and it was worth it for sure. Huge amount of local, state and regional history. Frontiers man and rodeos, all well laid out and accessible to view. Sights and exhibits for all ages.

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

Thank you for your great review, and for taking the time to stop and see the Days of '76 Museum. We truly appreciate your positive comments and your continued visits to Deadwood. More 

Marietta, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped today on our way to our hotel. We sat in on the history of candy. It was great plus we got some candy and learned more about the history of this. Them we toured the museum and it is a wonderful stop. We visit it every year and it keeps getting better each time. They updated they make... More 

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

Thank you so much for your excellent review of the Days of '76 Museum. We appreciate your visit to the museum and Deadwood each year. And thanks for attending the Susan Benjamin "Sweet as Sin" presentation and candy tasting yesterday! Susan did a fantastic job educating all of us on the history of candy, and being able to taste it... More 

knoxville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice museum if you're interested in western history. Wagons of every size and kind on two floors. Elevator available

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

Thank you for taking the time to review the Days of '76 Museum on TripAdvisor. We truly appreciate your feedback, as well as your visit to Deadwood. More 

palmyra
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wasnt sure I would like this place but I did. Lots to see and learn about. Old vehicles, props, costumes, photos, and information about how the Days of 76 rodeo , parade and celebration

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

Thank you for your visit to the Days of '76 Museum. We are pleased you gave us a chance and enjoyed your tour. Thanks for coming to Deadwood! More 

Huntington Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visit on your way in or way out. Parking is free and its too far to walk from downtown. 76 is the year Deadwood was formed and they have an awesome celebration there every year, Rodeo grounds are next door. At first i thought this was just a celebration museum but near the end of the path through the museum... More 

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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 you thoroughly enjoyed the historic gun collection, carriage gallery, and our great, professional staff at the museum. We hope you will plan another visit to Deadwood in the future. More 

Bradenton, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The locals put on quite a show each year called the Days of '76 and this museum reviews all those fabulous celebrations. It was a neat place to visit that has a group of exhibits downstairs showing the various vehicles used to settle the west. We really enjoyed the museum and were pleasantly surprised to have the use of a... More 

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

Thank you for your generous review. We appreciate your feedback about your visit to the Days of '76 Museum. More 

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