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“Love the gift shop”
Review of Days of '76 Museum

Days of '76 Museum
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Deadwood and Sturgis Nightlife Tour
Ranked #9 of 39 things to do in Deadwood
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
St Paul
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26 reviews
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“Love the gift shop”
Reviewed October 27, 2013

Really enjoyed the museum, would difinitely come back again. Especially enjoyed the gift shop. Was much more then I was expecting.

Visited September 2013
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DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this review, June 5, 2014
Thank you for taking time to post your review. Michele works hard to make the gift shop an exciting extension of the Days of '76 Museum. We hope to see you again!
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Columbus, Ohio
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30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Another "must-see" location”
Reviewed October 26, 2013

The Days of 76 Museum is another historic Deadwood location that must be seen to be appreciated. You won't be disappointed. From the basement to the main floor, there is something for everyone. Their collection of wagons, hearses and fire engines that are used in the yearly parade is awesome. The information about the rodeo and local participants is top-notch. It's a good way to spend a couple of hours and work up a good appetite!

Visited September 2013
1 Thank Shane W
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Bensalem, Pennsylvania, United States
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Great Collections!”
Reviewed October 23, 2013

We enjoyed seeing the well preserved artifacts from the past, but especially the lower lever where all the old carriages of many different types are. The postal carriage and the hearses were so neat and the listings from old catalogues with the prices the could be bought for so many years ago! Where would we have been without Sears and Roebuck Catalogues?

Visited October 2013
Thank Cathy C
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Cumming, Georgia, United States
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103 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Just "OK"”
Reviewed October 23, 2013

The high point were the displays on native American artifacts-- especially some incredible beadwork. And I do mean incredible-- Sioux, Kiowa and Cheyenne bead work at it's best. Some incredible artifacts from the 1800's and 1900's that were superb. I wish there had been more information about this though--- it was way too static and really not that informative as to it's origins and so forth.

The displays on rifles and shotguns tried to be interesting, but fell short-- lots of weapons on display, but it wasn't all that interesting-- and I generally like antique weaponry displays. But on the plus side, lots and lots of antique weapons on display for those who know what to look for.

The initial display on the parade-- "who cares?" Sorry, but not my cup of tea.

The buggies and wagons downstairs-- interesting.

Was it worth the price of admission for my wife and I? Probably not. We should have gone to one of the other downtown museums they run instead-- would have been better.

Visited October 2013
2 Thank Ross S
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Miami Gardens, Florida
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125 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Memories of yesterday gone bye bye bye”
Reviewed October 12, 2013

A small museum but packed full. Loved the old wagons & hearse's down stairs. Was told they use them in the yearly parade. Price is fair and if you stop to read the signs you can be there for hours. I'm a looker not a reader. Don't know if the younger kids would like this but adults sure would. Take the trolley it drops you at the door. I walked from town cause I didn't ask and it was a LONG walk.

Visited September 2013
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