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National Presidential Wax Museum

Main Street, US 16A South, Keystone, SD
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Ranked #10 of 18 Attractions in Keystone
Type: History Museums, Museums
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houston, tx
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55 reviews 55 reviews
8 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I spotted this after seeing Mt. Rushmore and just dropped in. Great audio tour ($10) and very educational.

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Cheney, Washington
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80 reviews 80 reviews
7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The time and effort put into each person in this museum is pretty remarkable. Really enjoyed it. Felt like you were there with each President.

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Hutchinson, Minnesota
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

They give u a wand so u can hear about each president, under $20 for my husband and I. The wax figures are the actual height of the people they depict, my husband asked. I think it was worth the money.

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96 reviews 96 reviews
25 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

From the first exhibit I had concerns on the perspective slant that was displayed. That wasn't the only one the made me shake my head. Many of the figures looked nothing like who they were supposed to - George Bush, Jackie Kennedy among others were just horrendous. I did learn some interesting facts about earlier presidents. Would not recommend this... More

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Spirit Lake, Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

My husband and I went, we were not that impressed. We both felt it was rather politically slanted. I will say however, I was touched by the 9-11 scene.........it took me by surprise I guess and brought tears to my eyes at the sight of it.

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St. Paul
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The wax museum did a nice job - it was clean and the self guided wands worked well. The wax figures were very lifelike, they almost looked real. My 12 and 10 year old did ok with the tour, they got a little bored towards the end. It took us about 1.5 hours to go through the exhibit.

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Chicago, Illinois
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48 reviews 48 reviews
27 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The museum used wands to provide a selfguiding tour. It was long and the wax figures were average. All in all it was informative but dull

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Pinckney, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This place has a few amazing scenes set up including President Bush addressing the workers at Ground Zero and LBJ being sworn in on Air Force One.

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Menomonie, Wisconsin
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This wax museum has a very nice audio tour that you access at your own pace via hand-held speakers. It was nicely arranged with period vignettes, and the audio information was interesting and presented a lot of history. As is always the case, some of the figures uncannily resembled the presidents while others were a bit of a stretch. The... More

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Snoqualmie, Washington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We would not have come here if we didn't have a deal from the KOA that we stayed at. Was pleasantly surprised at how well it was done. Even my teen boys enjoyed it. The only negative was that there wasn't enough to read. Al the information was on the audio tour which was very well done but some were... More

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