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Address: 342 Winter Street, Keystone, SD 57751
Phone Number: 800-888-4369
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Museum devoted to Borglum's sculpture

Good if this is what you like.. Came with our hotel reservation. Spent about 30 to 40 minutes walking through

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The epoch of Gutzon Borglum work was Mt. Rushmore. What you learn in the time frame of an hour walk-through (if you actually listen to the guided tour) of his life shows that he was not only a great sculptor but a true artist. You really gain insight into a person that can be considered a modern day master artist.

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Janesville, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Good if this is what you like.. Came with our hotel reservation. Spent about 30 to 40 minutes walking through

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Gilbert, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Enjoyed learning about the vision for the memorial and learning how it was done. Favorite part was seeing the initial formation, in 1/12th scale. Can't wait to return and learn more.

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Readlyn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We did the center before going to Rushmore and Rushmore meant so much more. You get to know the man and the artist.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Great museum that shows the history of the sculpture of Mt. Rushmore. They provided your own audio set that allows you to explore the museum on your own schedule/timeframe. Contains some great pieces from the artist, along with a few replicas. The movie at the end is also a must stop in order to learn more about Mt. Rushmore.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Interesting, small, self guided tour. Takes about 40 minutes. Shows a lot of his works. Neat seeing the actual size replica of Lincoln's eye.

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Buchanan, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We chose the short tour. Gave us just enough information about the monument plus some of Borglum's other works. The short movie was very interesting.

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Montville, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Borglum's studio is located at Mt. Rushmore and is certainly worth seeing but unlike what can be learned at Mt. Rushmore, the Gutzon Borglum Historical Center gives you a complete picture of the artist, family and friends. Teddy Roosevelt was among Borglum's admirers. Borglum was Danish in decent and the child of a Mormon father who married two sisters, the... More 

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Waterford, MI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Didn't realize how much Borglum had done in his lifetime. There is a scale model of Lincoln's eye that puts the size of Mt. Rushmore into perspective.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

This Museum is extraordinarily well organised. Every display is interesting and the audio guide is superb. The concluding movie is also good. Best of all is all the awesome artwork.

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Address: 342 Winter Street, Keystone, SD 57751
Phone Number: 800-888-4369
Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Keystone

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