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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 30, 2014
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Rapid City, South Dakota
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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.

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Millersburg, Ohio
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55 reviews 55 reviews
26 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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 

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Arizona
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98 reviews 98 reviews
55 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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.

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SoCal
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This museum is about the life of the sculptor of Mount Rushmore. It details his life and there are numerous displays of his earlier works. it is an interesting perspective on the man and his relationship with various presidents. It is a good to see this first, then drive on to Mount Rushmore. Parking is available. There is some near... More 

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Garden, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

i wouldn't go out of your way to go here tells a story,however If this is your plan for the day it only takes 15 minutes even if you read everything

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

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
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83 reviews 83 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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67 reviews 67 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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