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National Presidential Wax Museum

Address: Main Street, US 16A South, Keystone, SD
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Ranked #12 of 19 Attractions in Keystone
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
27 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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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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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
27 helpful votes 27 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
30 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
7 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
115 reviews 115 reviews
32 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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