Hundreds of museums celebrate the American West (including more than a few east of the Mississippi). But True West magazine says the Days of ‘76 Museum of Deadwood, South Dakota, is one of the best.
In fact, the museum is #7 in True West’s Top 10 Western Museums of 2021. Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West, Scottsdale, Arizona, took top honors.
The entire list of best museums is in True West’s September 2021 issue, on newsstands August 11.
“Deadwood is synonymous with the Old West,” says True West Executive Editor Bob Boze Bell. “The Days of ‘76 Museum does a great job of telling the remarkable story of this mining town that created so many legends. It is truly a top Western museum.”
Two-time Spur Award-winning writer Candy Moulton and the editors of True West selected the winners for this annual award based on extensive travels, research, and firsthand experiences in visiting dozens of Western museums each year.
Moulton cited the museum for its many exhibits. Wagons, stagecoaches, and over a hundred long arms and other firearms are highlights of this museum dedicated to Western culture and telling the story of early settlement of this mining town. True West magazine is in its 68th year of leading the way in presenting the true stories of Old West adventure, history, culture, and preservation. For more information: