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National Presidential Wax Museum

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Address: Main Street, US 16A South, Keystone, SD
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Creepy, Childish, Comedic: Our Commanders in Chief

I was tourist - trapped by the Presidential Wax Museum while leaving Mount Rushmore, still in awe of the presentation and knowledge from the national monument. The Wax Museum does... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 2, 2015
AMRossi9242
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Thermopolis, Wyoming

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Thermopolis, Wyoming
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61 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

I was tourist - trapped by the Presidential Wax Museum while leaving Mount Rushmore, still in awe of the presentation and knowledge from the national monument. The Wax Museum does have lots of knowledge to share, but - for me, at least - inspired a sense of unease and hilarity rather than awe. The best way to describe the museum... More 

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kingsworth, General Manager at National Presidential Wax Museum, responded to this review

Thanks so much for stopping by. One thing I love about our museum is that it's completely different for every person that stops by! Some love it because it's a weird, quirky way to spend an afternoon, while others are really, really into the history behind it all. Al Gore was missing a hand a few days this year because... More 

Albuquerque
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

This is a wonderful experience for the family. The presidents and their family members look real and in some cases you think you expect them to start talking.

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kingsworth, General Manager at National Presidential Wax Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by! We are glad you enjoyed our exhibits and the history tour! Clay King More 

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38 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

If there's one thing I can't stand it's going to a museum and having to read, read, read. This place gives you a device that you enter a number into at the different stations and it plays information and recordings. I personally found it very interesting and fun. My family started skipping around a little because there are quite a... More 

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Thank Jill L
kingsworth, General Manager at National Presidential Wax Museum, responded to this review

I feel the same way. Many of us are auditory learners. Next year we will even be getting a whole new audio tour wand system! Come check it out! Thanks for stopping by! We are so glad you enjoyed the museum and exhibits! Clay King More 

Louisiana
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

so well put together, gives great details of each president, a walk through the president's hall gives you a great sense of history of our nation

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kingsworth, General Manager at National Presidential Wax Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind review! We are glad you liked the museum. We've tried hard to make the museum a one-of-a-kind commemorative exhibit to the great leaders in our country's history! Please come see us again soon! More 

Lubbock, Texas
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74 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

This is an amazing museum whether or not you use the hand-held audio guide at each display. We found it simpler to just read and admire the sculptures -- great history! The gift shop was filled with many different gift items along with the souvenirs and postcards.

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Thank Sharon G
kingsworth, General Manager at National Presidential Wax Museum, responded to this review

We greatly appreciate your thoughtful feedback. We really love to hear reviews from folks who appreciate the history behind the displays! We've tried hard to make the gift shop stand out among the tourist traps in Keystone, and we love to hear you liked it! Thanks for stopping by - come see us again! Clay King More 

Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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463 reviews
144 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

This waxworks is a great place to visit for a couple of hours. There is an audio set provided to accompany your walking tour of the waxworks. There are many great sets to see and there are loads of facts and interest provided. Free parking outside. A great and interesting way to spend a couple of hours.

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kingsworth, General Manager at National Presidential Wax Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We're glad you enjoyed your visit to The National Presidential Wax Museum! Clay King More 

Spring, Texas
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42 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Very amazing and interesting place with presidential figures and creations. Very well done and self guided with a remote in everyone's hand helps to tell you about each one!

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kingsworth, General Manager at National Presidential Wax Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping to check us out! Next year we will be getting a brand new audio tour system for our guests! Be sure to come see us again next time you're in the area! Clay King More 

San Diego, California
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28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

I had a lot fun here. The tour price comes with an audio tour that gives you info about each of the presidents or the local names.

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Thank Laura B
kingsworth, General Manager at National Presidential Wax Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for coming to check us out! We're glad you enjoyed the exhibit! Clay King More 

Centralia, IL
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Great Fun! The museum greatly exceeded my expectations. I was expecting a static, stiffly posed bunch of really waxy statues. Not so. The quality of the artwork is very high, and there are many grouping of figures in great detailed settings. The staff is friendly and informative. Well worth the reasonable cost of admission and an hour or so of... More 

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kingsworth, General Manager at National Presidential Wax Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! The famous wax artist Katherine Stubergh was the artist behind the majority of our wax figures, thus the high quality of the figures. Before her death she was good friends with many prominent figures who personally commissioned her to create wax figures of themselves - Charlie Chaplain, Mae West, and Albert Einstein to name a... More 

Peterborough, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

If you are interested in brief histories of every American president than you should definitely visit this place. Friendly staff and interesting gift shop

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kingsworth, General Manager at National Presidential Wax Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting our museum and the kind review! Clay King More 

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