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National Museum of Wood Carving

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Address: Highway 16 West, Custer, SD 57730
Phone Number: 605-673-4404
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Interesting site but limited to primarily just one carver's displays.

Former Disney animator carved and then mechanically and electrically animated his works. Interesting for those into carving and animation. Likely not a great kid's stop but not... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
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Morden, Canada
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Lots of wood people wood carvings. Some life size. Some even move. Interesting. $10 admission bit pricey for the display they have. Takes about an hour.

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Faribault, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

When we planned our family vacation to the Black Hills, this was one of my top stops after remembering going there as a child myself. Our kids (11, 7, 5) weren't too enthusiastic when we made this as one of our stops, but quickly started to enjoy the museum and were full of smiles looking at Dr. Niblack's carvings by... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This was one of my top stops on my visit to South Dakota. The museum is beautiful and very informative. It is for all ages and is a once in a lifetime spot to see. The intricate work displayed here is mind boggling and awe inspiring. I HIGHLY recommend this place. It should have been in the top 10 things... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Former Disney animator carved and then mechanically and electrically animated his works. Interesting for those into carving and animation. Likely not a great kid's stop but not bad.

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salt lake city
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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 12 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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Address: Highway 16 West, Custer, SD 57730
Phone Number: 605-673-4404
Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Custer

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