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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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  • Average12%
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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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+1 605-578-1657
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"large collection"
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"lower floor"
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"native american items"
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"gun collection"
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"stage coach"
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"old west"
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"amazing collection"
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"we spent hours"
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"own pace"
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"interesting items"
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"gold rush"
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"western history"
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"on display"
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"old days"
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"early days"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

There is a large gun collection and wagon/ stagecoach collection, then a lot is just about the parades held annually. One little nugget; an excerpt from Curley's Guide to the Dakotas with some fun advice and information. It is blown up on the wall before...More

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Deadwoodrose, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for taking the time to review the Days of '76 Museum. Your input is important to us. Glad to hear you enjoyed the excerpt from Curley's Guide to the Dakotas.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This museum tells the history of one of the longest running celebrations of a cities past - every year the '76 celebration is held in Deadwood. There is a parade and a rodeo. This museum tells the history of the city from the perspective of...More

Thank Brian B
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Deadwoodrose, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your kind and detailed review of the Days of '76 Museum. We are so pleased you enjoyed visiting the museum and its wonderful exhibits.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great artifacts displaying the local culture and history. Great collection of various horse draw carriages/wagons. Kid friendly with several hand's on displays and photo opportunities. They offer stagecoach rides downtown Deadwood starting Memorial Day weekend. Staff was very friendly and helpful during our visit.More

Thank James H
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Deadwoodrose, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your most kind review on TripAdvisor and particularly for praising the great artifacts on display, including the wagons, carriages, and stagecoaches. We are glad you enjoyed the kid friendly displays and photo opportunities. That feedback is very important to us. Yes one...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of interesting things to see at the museum. A little far from the center of town though so drive there.

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DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your very nice review of the Days of '76 Museum. We truly appreciate your visit and hope to see you back in Deadwood.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Newer museum, well displayed. Friendly staff. Educational. Great sample of history of the area. Nice snack bar and clean restrooms

Thank Sarah M
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DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for visiting the Days of '76 Museum. We appreciate your wonderful feedback!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Totally loved going through the museum and viewing things of the past. It made things more realistic! I had no idea covered wagons were so narrow and small!

Thank Karen H
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DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your excellent review of the Days of '76 Museum. We are so glad you enjoyed our history and the exhibits. We hope to see you again!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are 2 levels in this museum, which allowed you to see many aspects of the early west. The thing we enjoyed the most was the lower floor where they had many, many coaches and wagons from as early as 1810 and on. It helped...More

Thank Florence H
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DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. We truly appreciate your visit to the museum, as well as your enthusiasm with the wagon and carriage gallery. We hope to see you in Deadwood again.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the 76 museum to show my grand daughter some of the history of the Lead/Deadwood area. We started upstairs and looked at the maps and reading all of the labels describing the displays. Then we went downstairs for all the exhibits. Plenty...More

Thank Carol K
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DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your great review of the Days of '76 Museum. It's wonderful to hear you were sharing the incredible history of the area with your granddaughter! We hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We almost didn't stop here. I'm so glad we did. The history and artifacts are fantastic! Rodeo, carriages and weapons, firearms, and the history of 76 can all be found here. We has a good time. Staff was very friendly. Just an overall nice visit....More

Thank Christi B
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DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for choosing to visit the Days of '76 Museum. The history in this museum is fantastic, and we are pleased you decided to stop and look around! It's always great to hear positive feedback about the staff. We appreciate your review...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To people who know nothing about rodeos this is an education. We really enjoyed finding out about the parades and the rodeos.

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DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are so pleased you enjoyed the Days of '76 Museum. This museum tells a big story about rodeo, the Days of '76 celebration, and so much more. Thank you for your super review!

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