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National Presidential Wax Museum

Main Street, US 16A South, Keystone, SD
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Ranked #11 of 19 Attractions in Keystone
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Anytown, USA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
24 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

omg, this place is ridiculous. None of the figures of living or recently-living people looked anything like the actual people, so I can only assume the people from the pre-photograph era aren't anywhere close either. And the propaganda machine is in high working order here, so tea partiers: enjoy!

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

This is the best wax museum you will ever visit to take in our American History. All the scenes and characters are done to perfection. All presidents were designed by specific measurements and are true to form. Terry Keller who started this project is not longer with us but I had the oppotunity to meet him many years ago. A... More 

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Germantown, Wisconsin
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15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We stopped at the National Presidential Museum because we had free admission from our hotel. It's a neat place to stop and learn about the presidents but personally do not think it is worth paying any money for to get in. As you walk around you will notice that some of the presidents are in order and others are not.... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 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
28 helpful votes 28 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
8 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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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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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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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