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Days of '76 Museum

18 76th Dr, adjacent to the Rodeo Grounds, Deadwood, SD 57732-7451
+1 605-578-1657
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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 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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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 October 14, 2016 via mobile

This is a good stop about an hour or so. Has a lot about the rodeo and the parade. Not to interested in that but the fire arms and wagon coach exhibits are worth the 5.00 admission.

Thank Mike M
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2016

Thank you for your nice review of the Days of '76 Museum. We are pleased you enjoyed the historic firearms collection, as well as the carriage gallery. We hope you will visit Deadwood again!

Reviewed October 7, 2016

We didn't expect a quality museum like this to detail the history of the Deadwood area so this was a bonus for us. Well worth the stop and admission. Unfortunately couldn't spend the time it deserves.

Thank Stirling M
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2016

We are grateful for your visit and review of the Days of '76 Museum! Your feedback was wonderful, and we hope you will plan a trip to Deadwood again in the future.

Reviewed September 28, 2016

it had a lot of neat stuff in it, the gift shop was disappointing it didn't have several items that I was looking forMore

1  Thank blueman66
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2016

Thank you for your review of the Days of '76 Museum. We do appreciate your visit, and hope you might come to see us again the next time you visit Deadwood. Sorry the gift shop did not have some of the items you were looking...More

Reviewed September 22, 2016

Great History of the area and displays of The Native Americans and Wild Bill Hitchcock's part in the making of Deadwood. I enjoyed the past to the present pictorial of the famous rodeos and the characters recreated throughout the years. There are displays of actual...More

2  Thank Carolyn C
Deadwoodrose, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write an excellent review about the Days of '76 Museum! We are are pleased to hear you enjoyed your time touring the exhibits and exploring Deadwood's past.

Reviewed September 17, 2016

There is a lot to see in this museum. The carriage exhibit was my favorite part, but the main floor offers murals, photographs, wildlife exhibits, and Native American information. On the edge of town and fee was $6.

Thank Larry W
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2016

Thank you for your great feedback on the Days of '76 Museum! We appreciate your visit to Deadwood and our property.

Reviewed September 17, 2016

We did this, the Adams House and the Adams Museum in one day. Very good local history review. A lot to see. Very good. Helpful staff.

Thank Dave B
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2016

Thank you for your excellent review on TripAdvisor! We are so pleased you were able to visit all three of our museums. We hope to see you in Deadwood again.

Reviewed September 16, 2016

If you don't know anything about the Old (and new) West and want to learn, this is the place: you'll find all you ever wanted to know about rodeos and cattle and old wagons and agriculture. Lots of photography and some videos. A large section...More

Thank Oliver S
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to review the Days of '76 Museum. We appreciate your feedback and are deeply sorry you were disappointed. The carriage gallery on the lower level has recently gone through a massive restoration, and yes, some of the components to...More

Reviewed September 13, 2016

This place was fantastic. Lots of history here. Plan on being there for several hours to really enjoy.

Thank Thomas W
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2016

Thank you for your excellent review of the Days of '76 Museum! We appreciate your visit to Deadwood.

Reviewed September 11, 2016

The carriage exhibit was interesting before they completed the interpretation presentation of these beautiful carriages. The new presentation better helps to tell the story of Deadwood and for that matter the era of the American West. The massive photographed murals on the walls are of...More

Thank PurpleHayes
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2016

Thank you for your wonderful and thorough review of the Days of '76 Museum. The newly refurbished carriage exhibit is the most dynamic exhibit at the museum, and it was created with great care and detail over the past three years. We truly appreciate your...More

Reviewed August 25, 2016

Free museum and worth the hour out of your day !!! Good for a rainy day !! Very interesting on the how the rodeo grew in Deadwood.More

Thank BikerFredDeb
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2016

Thank you for your review on the Days of '76 Museum. We are pleased you had time to visit. This museum is not free, but you might have also visited the Adams Museum which operates by donation. Great to hear you enjoyed the information about...More

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