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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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Appleton, Wisconsin, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The displays and figures in this museum were so real life looking. Exhibits were beautiful and very detailed. I was at the president's wax museum in Colorado Springs many years ago but I think this one is alot better.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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68 reviews 68 reviews
30 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The National Presidential Wax Museum was reasonably priced and WONDERFUL. Each of the presidents is portrayed in wax in different scenarios...you are given a listening wand and are able to hear about each president as you go through the museum. You are not rushed in this museum...you can go at your own pace. It is really a "must see" when... More

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houston, tx
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57 reviews 57 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
29 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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