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Nelson's Garage Car & Motorcycle Museum

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Address: 629 Main Street, Deadwood, SD 57732
Phone Number:
+1 605-578-1909

See James Bond’s Aston Martin, one of a few in the country, Magnum PI’s...

See James Bond’s Aston Martin, one of a few in the country, Magnum PI’s Ferrari, Smokey & the Bandit Trans Am, Herbie the Love Buy, Rockford Files Firebird, 1969 Yenko Camaro from 2 Fast 2 Furious, a Jeep from the TV show MASH, Evel Knievel's jump bike, John Wayne’s Truck and more. Over 80 movie memorabilia displays. Located in the Celebrity Hotel, downtown Deadwood. Free Admission. Open 7 days an week 7am-9pm year-round. Families welcome!

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Not much left.

I guess the original owner sold out and there's not much left now. Herbie the Love Bug is still on display, as well as Evel Kneivel's Harley. Also a car from a James Bond movie is... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 August 2016
Boelus, Nebraska
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Boelus, Nebraska
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

I guess the original owner sold out and there's not much left now. Herbie the Love Bug is still on display, as well as Evel Kneivel's Harley. Also a car from a James Bond movie is displayed-I think.

Thank bensonbunny77
Rock Springs, WY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

an eclectic display of memorabilia from films both well-known and obscure. If you like looking at Hollywood memorabilia, check out this exhibit.

Thank Yodelman
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

The price is right. It takes a small amount of time. it's right down town and it's kid friendly. Why not?

Thank Ron P
Marietta, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

We have a great time every time we go there. Its free and great for the whole family. It fun to see the movie items and tv shows. I think everyone should stop and see this.

Thank Jodi56257
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

How can you complain about something that's free? Yes it's a little exhibit. But if you are in the casino or Deadwood it's cute and free. This is a family town. Kids can be in the casinos until 8:30pm. There is no age limit. There's cars, evils cycle, posters, costumes and some memorable items from stars. Don't plan your vacation... More 

Thank Darlene H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

This was a nice free attraction. A lot of memorabilia from some of my favorite movies as a child of Hook and True Lies. There was a lot of memorabilia from the recent Transformer Movies that was really cool to see in person

Thank Sabrina S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

My fiance loves cars so I figured he would like the few they have but it turned out so much more. If you walk around the casino a little more it is a pleasant surprise all the movie memorabilia they have! They even have one of Elvis's outfits! Also one of the only casinos I won anything in. For the... More 

Thank Kelsey J
Deadwood, South Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

The Nelson Garage exhibits are small, but are part of the much large exhibits inside the Celebrity Hotel on Main St. Currently on exhibit are the #53 Herbee car from the old movie, the original Transformer Camero, several historic motorcycles from famous movies. IN addition the entire hotel/casino area is lined with lots of movie posters, original movie costumes and... More 

Thank Bill H
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

This "museum" is in the Celebrity Hotel, but is it not a museum at all. There is one small room with Herbie, Bumblebee, and the motorcycle. There are also some enclosures throughout the casino with memorabllia from movies, mainly clothing but also the Matrix from Transformers and the small Decepticon. It is free, but it is also in the casino,... More 

Thank freecharlie
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016

Nothing much to see. Keep on moving. A waste of space herbicides the love bug and evils bike is all that's here

Thank Sam A

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