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National Museum of Wood Carving

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Address: Highway 16 West, P.O. Box 747, Custer, SD 57730
Phone Number: 605-673-4404
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Rather than being a collection of the works of many wood carvers, this "national museum" showcases one person's life's work. After paying a $10 fee, you watch a dated video in a... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Rather than being a collection of the works of many wood carvers, this "national museum" showcases one person's life's work. After paying a $10 fee, you watch a dated video in a room resembling a 1970s basement. So bad it was funny. Kind of. Then you walk through displays of creepy carvings. The gift shop does offer work by others... More 

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Prairie Village, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We didn't really know what to expect, but my brother was insistent we went because he remembered going when we were younger and thought it was awesome. The sculptures are very well done and the movement of the characters were impressive. This was developed well before technology which took great insight from the sculptor. This is an enjoyable way to... More 

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Falls Church, VA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Not the Natl Museum of Woodcarving, but the Local Museum of Dr. Niblack. Some of the carvings are cute, but not at the price of admission ($10/adult; $7.50/child).

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

this museum has the most fascinating woodcarvings of humorous, moving characters from times past. The artist was incredibly talented and inventive. Kids would like the scenes and would like dropping the wooden nickels into the slots to start the animation.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

This museum of mostly Dr. Niblack pieces but they are all very unique. Dr. Niblack was a designer at the original Disney park. The wood work was cool and unique. It has a variety of his work, some even mechanical. It could use more variety but it is a nice, quick museum.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I had the mistaken impression that I would see the works of multiple wood carvers art and was disappointed that it was the life works of one man. It is extremely old fashioned . The ladies working there were very nice and helpful, but I wish I would have read the reviews and heeded the warnings

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Westminster, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

The woodworking in this museum is very detailed & very realistic looking. There are several different areas to see & some of the displays, you wonder how they ever carved it so delicately. Definitely worth your time

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Burnaby, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Definitely not worth the price, nor was it a National Museum. The price should be around $2. I would have given it one star, the wood carving is rather amateurish, but I kind of enjoyed the little scenes. I don't think I'd do it again, knowing what I do know. Not recommended.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

As mentioned, it was a tribute to a single carver--not a national museum of wood carving. And, nearly all the casings shown were caractures and really, really creepy. Not what I'd want to show my kids--they creeped me out! And certainly not worth the $10 admission. The best part was the gift shop with normal wood carvings for sale...

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

We read the trip advisor reviews but decided to try this anyway. We should have listened. It was pricey for what it was. The video you see first is informative. We were hoping to see the work of many different artists. It is really the work of one man We felt as though children from around age 6 through 12... More 

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Address: Address: Highway 16 West, P.O. Box 747, Custer, SD 57730
Phone Number: 605-673-4404
Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Custer

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