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Gutzon Borglum Historical Center

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Address: 342 Winter Street, Keystone, SD 57751
Phone Number: 800-888-4369
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He was a talented man.

Was interesting to learn just how talented the man was. Learnt a lot about him that I did not know before.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Thunder Bay, Canada
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Alliston
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Staff were very friendly and informative. We did the half tour, which consisted of one room of artifacts and a film. The film at Mount Rushmore was more informative. Found it expensive for what we obtained

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Was interesting to learn just how talented the man was. Learnt a lot about him that I did not know before.

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Sturgis, South Dakota
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We went on a Sunday during tourist season and it was closed what a joke I guess I should have called ahead but since it was during the busy time for Keystone i thought it would be open

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

It closes earlier than the exhibits and we were not aware of that until we arrived and only had 5 minutes to go through it. It didn't seem like there was a whole lot there though. In my opinion it should stay open until the lighting ceremony like the main building does but maybe they close down early so people... More 

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Southern Manitoba
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This place hasn't changed since I was here as a kid in the mid 80's. The centre should do dime updating especially on the rinky dinky theatre. It's 2015, you could do so much with a digital theatre experience. The parking lot is a confusing money grab too. And they still have signs in front of the building saying $2.00... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This is an audio tour. My son, 9, was interested half way through and became bored. However, he did retain a lot. When we went to Mt. Rushmore the next day, he really understood how the mountain was carved and techniques used. So, only going half way through and then watching the video is enough to get the idea. The... More 

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McPherson, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

Very interesting and educational history on Borglum and his life as a sculptor. Younger kids may not enjoy as much unless they love history.

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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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