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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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  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
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 6 days ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 6 August 2017

We walked to this museum from the other end of town along a path that followed a creek.The staff were friendly, made us feel the slow town pace. Diverse history represented. the two big horn "greeters" were awesome. We took two hours,could have stayed longer.

Thank _dshull44
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Thank you for your wonderful review of the Days of '76 Museum! We appreciate your positive comments about the staff, the history of the museum, and the big horn greeters.

Reviewed 2 August 2017

We got to the museum at 4:30 and they close at 5:00. When we asked if we could see everything before 5, the employee said we could take as long as we wanted. There is a large selection of wagons and carts and a decent...More

Thank MLS1954
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

Thank you for visiting the Days of '76 Museum. We appreciate your feedback, especially regarding the Visitor Services Associate who welcomed you to stay as long as you wanted. Customer service is everything in Deadwood. Glad you enjoyed the museum.

Reviewed 29 July 2017

If you're into rodeos, the history of western South Dakota and surrounding states or just like items from the old west, this is a must see. Definitely combine it with a visit to the Adams Museum, Adams House and Mount Morriah Cemetery.

Thank Ivan C
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Thank you for your great review of the Days of '76 Museum, and recommending visitors also tour Mt. Moriah, the Adams Museum, and Historic Adams House. We appreciate your great comments and hope to see you in Deadwood again!

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