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“Good local museum”
Review of Adams Museum

Adams Museum
Ranked #1 of 38 things to do in Deadwood
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Adams Museum is the Black Hills’ oldest history museum. In 1930 pioneer businessman W.E. Adams founded the Adams Museum in downtown Deadwood with the purpose of preserving and displaying the history of the Black Hills. The Adams Museum is home to some of the Black Hills’ greatest treasures including Potato Creek Johnny’s gold nugget, beloved American illustrator N.C. Wyeth’s pencil sketch drawing of Western legend Wild Bill Hickok, the mysterious Thoen Stone record of the Ezra Kind party’s discovery of gold in the Hills in the 1830s and a one-of-a-kind plesiosaur (marine reptile). In addition to exhibits on all three levels, the Adams General Store is located on the main floor.
Llandrindod Wells
Level 5 Contributor
99 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Good local museum”
Reviewed September 29, 2013

Interestingly, this was actually built as a museum, and it has some great histories of local characters, and events. its well laid out, and worth a visit

Visited September 2013
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Hamilton, Montana
Level 6 Contributor
181 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Wonderful Museum”
Reviewed September 28, 2013

This place does a really does a good job of providing some of Deadwood's history. It is called Adams Museum but really it should be called "Deadwood Museum". Take your time touring, and give yourself an hour here. There is info on Poker Alice, Deadwood Dick, the Yellow Doll, the big fire, Calamity Jane, etc. I especially liked the portrait of Jesus with his eyes closed that when stared at his eyes appear open. Admission is $5.00. Go for it.

Visited September 2013
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Spring, Texas, United States
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Good view of area history!”
Reviewed September 27, 2013

We enjoyed this unique little museum showing history of the area of our country - interesting exhibits

Visited September 2013
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Deadwood, South Dakota
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Very interesting history!”
Reviewed September 25, 2013

I enjoy museums. I love history. It would be nice if more was added. The time spent depends on how much your read, etc... I'm sure I spent more time than many. Other than that - enjoy your visit!

Visited June 2013
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Easton, Pennsylvania
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great historical Museum”
Reviewed September 24, 2013

Visit this free museum to see great historical view of Deadwood from it's beginnings - interesting artifacts, photos and exhibits

Visited September 2013
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