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Gutzon Borglum Historical Center

342 Winter Street, Keystone, SD
800-888-4369
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Ranked #9 of 18 attractions in Keystone
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Art Museums
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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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Long Island, NY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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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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Franklin Square, New York
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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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Kentucky
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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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Lubbock, Texas
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13 helpful votes 13 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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Orlando, Florida
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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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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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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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Bonner Springs, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This museum is definitely worth your time to visit prior to going on to Mount Rushmore. It is dedicated to the sculptor who brought Mount Rushmore to fruition. I was unaware of the breadth of the sculptor's talents and abilities until I visited this museum. It gave my wife and I a better appreciation of the monument itself. The only... More

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CRACOVIE
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Located in Keystone, Borglum Historical Center is dedicated to the history, and works of Gutzon Borglum, the sculptor of Mount Rushmore. . He accomplished many works of art dealing with presidential figures. The work that would define his career: Mount Rushmore. The historical center holds many of his works with beautiful sculptures .. A gift shop sells books and souvenirs... More

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