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Adams Museum

54 Sherman St, Deadwood, SD 57732-1364
+1 605-578-1714
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Outstanding Museum filled with artifacts detailing the rise of Deadwood!

So many things to see & learn about! It hosts many items that are permanent displays, as well as a... read more

Reviewed 19 December 2017
LuckySutton
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Spearfish, South Dakota
DO NOT MISS THIS GEM!!

This is a WONDERFUL museum!!! Great for kids as there is a lot of hands on activities, and great... read more

Reviewed 18 December 2017
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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.
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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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54 Sherman St, Deadwood, SD 57732-1364
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Reviewed 19 December 2017

So many things to see & learn about! It hosts many items that are permanent displays, as well as a rotation of new items. There is something here to satisfy the interests of everyone.

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DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2017

We greatly appreciate your review about the Adams Museum. Thanks for the nice comments about the exhibits on display! Happy Holidays from Deadwood History, Inc.

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Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

This is a WONDERFUL museum!!! Great for kids as there is a lot of hands on activities, and great for adults because of all the information and artifacts they have displayed! Would like to go back to see their new exhibit coming in June of...More

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DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2017

We truly appreciate your excellent review of the Adams Museum. Thank you for your kind words about the museum being great for kids and adults alike. We do hope to see you again once the natural history exhibit opens next summer! Happy Holidays to you...More

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Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

This is a place I will visit again! It is a place you must visit more than once just to take in everything! Definitely recommend!

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DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2017

Thank you so much for your wonderful review of the Adams Museum! We are so pleased you plan to visit the museum again. Happy Holidays from Deadwood History.

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Reviewed 13 November 2017

Small quaint museum.Perfect for the history buffs. 3 floors to explore and learn. Questions, just ask.

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DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

Thank you so much for your nice review about the Adams Museum. We appreciate your visit to Deadwood!

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Eclectic peak of interesting stuff from the past! This collection is a variety of all kinds of stuff from the area and from the Owners personal lives. We thought we'd spend and hour and it was almost 2 hours of browsing... we could have spent...More

Thank Shelley W
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DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

We truly appreciate your excellent review of the Adams Museum. Thank you for your kind words, and most of all, thanks for your time looking through the museum!

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Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

I love history and enjoyed this little place, however I had 3 teenagers with me that were ready to go by the time I made my way through one room. I could have spent a couple hours here just looking at all the displays and...More

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Deadwoodrose, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review! The exhibits director will be adding some really fantastic interactive exhibits on the lower level in 2018 that should appeal to children of all ages and adults as well. We truly appreciate your time...More

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Reviewed 4 November 2017

Very good historical and educational items on display. There were also numerous out of the ordinary items. It doesn't take long to view the displays so I wouldn't schedule much time for the museum.

Thank Ron T
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Deadwoodrose, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Thank you for your nice review of the Adams Museum. We are pleased you found the collections on display to be educational and that you enjoyed the out of the ordinary artifacts as well. We appreciate your time in Deadwood.

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Reviewed 27 October 2017

The museum is housed a two story square building with basement. The different floors have different themes and displays. The main floor had a lot of Deadwood history, second floor unusual items, and the basement a history on a local family. It was a nice...More

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Deadwoodrose, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Thank you for your very nice review of the Adams Museum. We appreciate your comments and hope to see you in Deadwood again!

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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

We were on day three of the Black Hills so I was a bit on history overload, but this place was unique in that it wasn't just history it was arifacts owned by people from Deadwoods past. Really cool to see Bill Hicok's actual gun....More

Thank Catherine C
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Deadwoodrose, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Thank you for writing a great review about the Adams Museum! We are so pleased you found the museum to be unique and worth it, especially since you were overloaded with Black Hills history while you were in the area. We do hope to see...More

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Reviewed 19 October 2017

For those who really like history, this is a great little gem. There is history of the area, Native American history, as well as Deadwood and its many outlaws, both men and women. There several stories to visit, so give yourself time to see and...More

Thank Lisa S
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Deadwoodrose, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

We always appreciate hearing positive things about our museum. We are pleased you enjoyed the Adams Museum and its stories and displays. We do have a school house on the lower level with games for children. Great games that will make them think. It's geared...More

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Dangeross
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Yes there is an elevator.
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Hello, The Adams Museum is open daily in September, 9 AM to 5 PM. Thank you!
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