We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Gutzon Borglum Historical Center

Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 342 Winter Street, Keystone, SD 57751
Phone Number: 800-888-4369
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 84 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 35
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Worth the time

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
poidawg
,
Honolulu, Hawaii
Add Photo Write a Review

84 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this attraction
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Honolulu, Hawaii
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Buchanan, United States
Level Contributor
20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Montville, New Jersey
Level Contributor
357 reviews
294 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 469 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Waterford, MI
Level Contributor
84 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lombard, Illinois
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

There was a post on the door stating open May 2015. Turns out May 2015 was May 22nd, the day after we were gone. The issue I had was they were allowing bus tour folks onto the premises. While we were asking about the museum, the (likely) bus driver made some snide comment basically telling us to get out of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rapid City, South Dakota
Level Contributor
57 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

If American History is your thing and you want the background on how the Moument came about, this is a definite stop you need to make.

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Millersburg, Ohio
Level Contributor
61 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

It is worth taking in this museum along with your visit to Mt. Rushmore. There are groups of exhibits pertaining to the sculpture, Gutzon Borglum, and each exhibit is narrated to you with the use of personal audio guide player which is a very convenient. You can view the displays and listen to the narrations at your own pace. You... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Arizona
Level Contributor
100 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

One can learn a lot about the making of Mount Rushmore, the history behind it and the vision of the sculptor Gutzon Borglum in spear-heading this homage to four great men in American History.

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Amarillo, Texas
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

They should have more variety in the statues and figures they sell. For example, the Lincoln in the bench statue, the size the sell is too big. I'm sure that if the reduce the size, the will sell a lot more.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Gutzon Borglum Historical Center also viewed

 

Been to Gutzon Borglum Historical Center? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Gutzon Borglum Historical Center

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

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Gutzon Borglum Historical Center staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?