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Gutzon Borglum Historical Center

342 Winter Street, Keystone, SD
800-888-4369
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Ranked #12 of 18 Attractions in Keystone
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Art Museums
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
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Huron, South Dakota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

It was pretty neat to learn about Gutzon and his works, but disappointed by the double dipping; pay to park and pay to enter. Not really worth the price.

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RushmoreBorglumStory, Manager at Gutzon Borglum Historical Center, responded to this review

Hello I apologize that our front desk did not explain the parking to you! It is always free admission to guests who have paid to park. The front desk should have explained when you take our full tour and you have paid to park we take $5 off your admission. I will send you a private message and get your... More

Winnipeg, Canada
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Unless you really want fine details, just go to mount rushmore. You'll learn everything average person wants to know.

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RushmoreBorglumStory, Manager at Gutzon Borglum Historical Center, responded to this review

Our Museum is dedicated to the details of Gutzon Borglum's life and works which includes Mount Rushmore.We try to explain what this Museum is about at our front desk before we accept payment for admission into the Museum. I am sorry to hear you felt our offering was a waste of money. More

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This museum should be on everyone's itinerary before visiting Mt. Rushmore. I learned so much more about the artist behind the monument than I would have at the monument alone. A true renaissance man, Mr. Borglum is still fascinating after all these years.

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RushmoreBorglumStory, Manager at Gutzon Borglum Historical Center, responded to this review

We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit here. Thank you for taking the time to write this review. More

Long Island, NY
Top Contributor
160 reviews 160 reviews
57 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This tribute to all things Borglum is quite interesting but a bit unfulfilling. The museum's 20-minute video which runs continuously is very well done. It explains the creation of Mount Rushmore. The exhibits, however, I found to be uninspired and lacking in presentation - the complete opposite of the monument it honors as well as the man who built it.... More

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RushmoreBorglumStory, Manager at Gutzon Borglum Historical Center, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear you were disappointed in your visit here. Thank you for taking the time to write your review. More

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Visit this museum before visiting Mt. Rushmore. Extremely educational, old pictures during the creating time were breathtaking and the story itself is amazing. You won't be disappointed. The best part is the second half of the tour. Worth the entire self-guided recorded tour.

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RushmoreBorglumStory, Manager at Gutzon Borglum Historical Center, responded to this review

We are happy to know you enjoyed your visit to our Museum! Thank you for taking the time to write your review. Please stop in and say hello if you are in Keystone again. More

Franklin Square, New York
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
33 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This was a very interesting museum. As you walk in there are sculptures outside. You see other works Borglum accomplished as well as tools and information on Mt. Rushmore. We felt it was well worth a visit.

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RushmoreBorglumStory, Manager at Gutzon Borglum Historical Center, responded to this review

We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit to our Museum! Thank you for taking the time to write your review. Please stop in and say hello if you are in the area again! More

Kentucky
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

You will enjoy if you want to know more about the life of the man that built Mount Rushmore. The staff was very friendly and helpful.

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RushmoreBorglumStory, Manager at Gutzon Borglum Historical Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We are glad you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for taking time to write your review. More

Lubbock, Texas
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This is a great museum to visit in Keystone to learn all about the man behind the Mount Rushmore Memorial. I never knew most of this! They have a short film, exhibits, and, of course, a gift shop!

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RushmoreBorglumStory, Manager at Gutzon Borglum Historical Center, responded to this review

We are happy when visitors learn something from their visit here!! Thank you for taking the time to write your review. Please stop and say hello if you are in the area again. More

Orlando, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Informative and educational. There is a person that tells about the builder and building of the memorial and what the original plan was, etc.

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RushmoreBorglumStory, Manager at Gutzon Borglum Historical Center, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. More

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Good to know the man behind the work and His genious mind to develope the techniques to accquire the look of the finished work.

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RushmoreBorglumStory, Manager at Gutzon Borglum Historical Center, responded to this review

We agree ....there is a lot of history about Borglum and Mount Rushmore told in our Museum. Thank you for your review. More

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