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Gutzon Borglum Historical Center

342 Winter Street, Keystone, SD 57751
800-888-4369
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Ranked #13 of 18 Attractions in Keystone
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Art Museums
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
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Spearfish, South Dakota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Before my family even got inside, a staff member came out to our car to rudely tell us we were parked incorrectly. We then witnessed another staff member tell someone with a handicapped passenger they couldn't drop him off by the door and to move their car. We definitely weren't going to give these creeps a dime! Two decades ago... More

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Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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76 reviews 76 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

In my opinion you can find out more about this man on the internet, and certainly you can find out more about the men who helped him with this project.

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Swansea, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Tells you the story of how and why Mt. Rushmore was created. Makes you really appreciate the monument alot more.

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

It was great to read about Mr. Borglum and how he came to building the monument. The museum was very cool and I learned alot.

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Cheney, Washington
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7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Need to go and see this if you are going to Mount Rushmore. Makes seeing Mount Rushmore all the more beautiful and really something to remember. Must see!!!!

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Augusta, GA
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524 reviews 524 reviews
244 attraction reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I was blown away by the other things he sculpted, many of which are on display here. I loved reading about the history of his life as well as the monument. The film is excellent and gets you psyched about seeing the monument.

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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
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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
7 helpful votes 7 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
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161 reviews 161 reviews
57 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 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

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