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Days of '76 Museum

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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18 76th Dr, adjacent to the Rodeo Grounds, Deadwood, SD 57732-7451
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This stop is for the people who want the really western museum feel. They have a HUGE gun collection that is awesome as well as a basement full of wagon and buggies! It was a great stop and one we will do again.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank palaminopappose
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We greatly appreciate your kind words. Thank you for your great feedback on the historic gun display, as well as the wagon and carriage gallery. We look forward to your next visit to the Days of '76 Museum!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On the lower level (ground) there are authentic covered wagons (one you can sit in), milk carts, hearses and other vehicles. The main floor has photos and paraphernalia of notorious cowboys/girls who lived there. And if you like guns, they have hundreds from that time...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Brenda B
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So nice to hear the Days of '76 Museum was an unexpected great find! We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed the wagon collection, the photographs and artifacts, and the historic gun collection. Thank you for visiting Deadwood! We hope to see you again.

Reviewed November 2, 2018

We visited the museum in the off season so it was nice and quiet inside as I think we were the only people who were customers. There is so much to see and read that it was impossible to read and absorb everything, but we...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank britgal60
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2018

Thank you for writing such a nice review for the Days of '76 Museum. We appreciate your visit and the wonderful feedback. So glad you found the museum interesting!

Reviewed October 9, 2018

Part of the lure of Deadwood is its Wild West Days and the Days of 76 Museum takes you through the a history timeline of not only the City but how the City has celebrated its character, history and origin over the years. This is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Deadwoodrose, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are glad you enjoyed the variety and content of the exhibits at the Days of '76 Museum, especially the wagon, carriage, and stagecoach collection. We hope you will visit Deadwood again soon!

Reviewed October 5, 2018

If you love history this is for you. My favorite part was the wagons and buggies in the basement. But it has lots of other interesting things to check out on your way through it. Well worth your time to see it.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank StevenP1809
Deadwoodrose, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2018

Thank you for the wonderful review! We are so happy you enjoyed the Days of '76 Museum. It's nice to hear that so many of our visitors love the wagon and carriage collection located on the lower level. We do hope to see you again!

Reviewed October 3, 2018

This is a very well organized museum and sets forth the history of Deadwood in a chronological order. There is a lot of memorabilia and the downstairs is filled with period vehicles. Set aside about an hour for this attraction.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank CaptainBill2010
Deadwoodrose, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

Thank you for your wonderful review! We are so glad you enjoyed the Days of '76 Museum.

Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Was in deadwood and saw the museum and took a chance. A self tour and amazing history of the area and exhibits. Some area would only light up when you entered the area. So on the bottom floor could cause you to pause a second.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bev M
Deadwoodrose, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

Thank you for your review and feedback for the Days of '76 Museum. It's really good to hear you found the history amazing through this self-guided tour of the exhibits. Thanks for giving us a chance!

Reviewed September 30, 2018

As a history buff, I never get tired of visiting museums, especially if they pertain to the Civil War and the Old West. On our western trip, nearly every town has a museum or two. Take Deadwood, South Dakota, for example. Take time to visit...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Taylor B
Deadwoodrose, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

Thank you for your most kind review on TripAdvisor, and particularly for praising the efforts of the Days of '76 Museum's ability to share another perspective on western history. Your feedback is priceless, and we hope to see you in Deadwood again!

Reviewed September 16, 2018

Lots of things to see. The downstairs is all wagons and vehicles through the transformation of the West. Nice section on rodeos.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kimberly S
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2018

Thank you for your nice review about the Days of '76 Museum. So glad to hear you enjoyed the wagons, carriages, and stagecoaches, as well as the rodeo exhibit.

Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

This is a very well laid out museum and worth a detour to see. It centres around the Days of 76 parade which is held annually. Clearly this is a huge event for the local community and whilst of passing interest to the tourist it...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank RoverP
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write such a thorough and excellent review for the Days of '76 Museum. We are so pleased you enjoyed the exhibits and artifacts, as well as the rodeo video. We also appreciate your very nice compliment about how...More

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Hi: Please contact Michele, who is the buyer, at the Days of '76 Museum at 605-578-1657. Thank you!
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