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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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  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wagon room below is Tremendous. Can set in some. Would have went for this alone. Sort of self serve when I was there.

Thank craigrohm
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review of the Days of '76 Museum. Glad to hear you enjoyed the wagon, carriages, and stagecoaches on the lower level!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum has packed quite a bit into museum. From the history of the festival to the history of Deadwood, there is something for everyone. Take your time, walk slowly and enjoy all that is here. This is truly a very good museum and should...More

Thank Paul G
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful review of the Days of '76 Museum. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the exhibits, and that you suggest it not be missed while in Deadwood.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I love history! We spent 3 hours in this museum and could have stayed longer just absorbing everything they had on display and the stories/facts that went along with them. The staff was amazing and extremely knowledgeable. Carrie, was especially generous with...More

Thank Terri W
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for writing an excellent review about the Days of '76 Museum. It's great to hear you enjoyed our wonderful museum for three hours! We truly appreciate your kind words about the staff. We hope to see you again the next time you are...More

Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

We went here because the reviews on it were pretty good. On the top floor there really wasn't a lot to see except pictures on the walls. They have a few displays but not a lot. They do have a really good gun collection if...More

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to review the Days of '76 Museum. Your input and feedback is important. We are sorry to hear you didn't care for the exhibits with the possible exception of the historic gun collection and the wagons, carriages,...More

Reviewed 4 September 2017

A lot of info about the annual parade, "Days of '76", early, influential people, and of course, the native Lakota people. Also a good chunk about the rodeo which I'm not too big on. Myfavorite parts were the gun room and the old-style convenience store....More

Thank naleidme11
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Thank you very much for taking the time to review the Days of '76 Museum. Your input, and the feedback from all of our visitors is vitally important to us. We hope to see you in Deadwood in the future.

Reviewed 24 August 2017

This shows the history of the annual parade. Also has a large collection of stage coaches, buggy and other types of horse drawn items.

Thank chawni
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Thank you for visiting the Days of '76 Museum. We appreciate your comments.

Reviewed 20 August 2017

So much to see here that reminds you of a time long ago. Great reminder of how rough people had to live to make it, so different from our lives now. We enjoy anything pertaining to Wild Bill so the entire town and all it...More

1  Thank Deborah C
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Thank you for your nice review and great comments about the Days of '76 Museum. So glad you enjoyed your visit and were able to take in some of the sights and sounds during the Bike Rally. We appreciate your coming to Deadwood.

Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed seeing everything and a great learning opportunity for our girls. Everyone enjoyed themselves. They have a variety of things to see and picture opportunities.

Thank 146dawnf
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Thank you for writing an excellent review of your visit to the Days of '76 Museum. It's great to hear your girls enjoyed themselves as well. We hope to see you in Deadwood again!

Reviewed 10 August 2017

Pretty good museum. Take a picture of you on the Deadwood stage! Lots of stuff that is not just behind glass and the Trolley bus stops right outside.Staff were quite helpful tooMore

Thank petesdrivingschool
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Thank you for your kind review of the Days of '76 Museum. So glad you enjoyed the touchable exhibits (carriages, wagons, and stagecoaches) on display on the lower level of the museum. We appreciate your positive comments about the museum, Trolley stop, and the helpful...More

Reviewed 7 August 2017

There are a number of displays on rodeos, Indian culture, and the old west, but much of this museum is based on the yearly event of the same name. Lots of information on that, and interesting in that regard, but I wouldn't really recommend a...More

Thank swearengen
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share the experience of your visit to the Days of '76 Museum. Your feedback is greatly important to us. And you are right, this museum is partially based on the long-standing Days of '76 Celebration which was and...More

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