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National Presidential Wax Museum

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Address: Main Street, US 16A South, Keystone, SD
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The self-guided tour was perfect, as everyone could go through the exhibit at their own pace. I really liked the refresher on some of the history that I had forgotten since taking... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2015
Maryann M
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Winnsboro, Texas
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Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I was unaware there was a wax museum about our Presidents. My mom and I had a great time visiting the museum. I learned so much I didn't know and the realistic statues make it so amazing.

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Missouri Valley, Iowa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Right there in town. Can't say I did not have any dislikes. Go see it!!!The place was very clean and kept up. Like the info phones they give you so you get a little info about each President....

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Winnsboro, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

The self-guided tour was perfect, as everyone could go through the exhibit at their own pace. I really liked the refresher on some of the history that I had forgotten since taking history classes in school. The exhibits were put together nicely and were quite attractive.

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Minneapolis, MN
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123 reviews 123 reviews
35 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

First of all, you get a headset to wear that guides you through the entire tour, which includes every President, some first ladies, etc It gives a very lengthy description of each, some lasting 5-10 minutes!! I skipped through most of the recordings as I already knew most of the info given on most of the Presidents. I found Jackie... More 

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

Thank you for visiting the museum! I'm sorry some of the displays were not for you. Because of the import of the scene being depicted on Air Force One following the assassination of John F. Kennedy, we felt it should be included in our museum and that it should be portrayed as accurately as possible. Our audio narration for some... More 

Anytown, USA
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30 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

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

Thank you for visiting The National Presidential Wax Museum. I am sorry you were disappointed by your visit. Our audio narration script was created by a group of seven historians from differing political and historical perspectives. We did this in hopes of creating as un-biased of a historical presentation as possible. It is worth noting that the artist who created... More 

Rapid City, South Dakota
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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kingsworth, General Manager at National Presidential Wax Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to come check out The National Presidential Wax Museum! I'm so glad you like the displays! Katherine Stubergh Keller really was a pretty incredible woman and the absolute best at her craft. I wish I had the opportunity to meet she and her husband! We are in the midst of some new,... More 

Germantown, Wisconsin
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69 reviews 69 reviews
15 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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kingsworth, General Manager at National Presidential Wax Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the museum! While I wish we could offer free admission, in order to carry forth the rare art of waxworks, we must charge admission, as each wax figures costs nearly $20,000 to be commissioned. I'm glad you enjoyed the information on the tour. We are currently working to have more interactive and engaging activities geared toward... More 

Appleton, Wisconsin, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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kingsworth, General Manager at National Presidential Wax Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for the glowing review! We're so glad you stopped by to see us last Fall! If you're ever in the area again, make sure to come see us! Clay King General Manager The National Presidential Wax Museum More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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75 reviews 75 reviews
34 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
36 helpful votes 36 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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