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Gutzon Borglum Historical Center

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Address: 342 Winter St, Keystone, SD 57751-2036
Phone Number: 800-888-4369
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Took a group of senior adults. The museum could use an update itself, but overall the artifacts, pieces of sculpture and history of the man that sculpted Mount Rushmore is well... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
connie M
Aurora, Colorado
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Oro Valley, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very informative museum- more (obviously!) about the man than the Monument, as he was quite a prolific sculptor. There is an entrance fee ($25 for 2 seniors and 1 Kid), but includes the audio tour. Good part of the audio tour is that you can replay it as needed. Hallways are a little dark, a little difficult for Mom to... More 

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Aurora, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took a group of senior adults. The museum could use an update itself, but overall the artifacts, pieces of sculpture and history of the man that sculpted Mount Rushmore is well worth the small price of touring this museum. Mr. Borglum was an extremely diverse and interesting man. To get the full appreciation of Mount Rushmore I think you need... More 

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

After seeing this artist at work on the TV productions of the building of Mt. Rushmore - the historical center was very well done and a tribute to the man and his vision(s).

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

We have been to Keystone many times, but our first stop here. It is a very informative stop. It was fun to learn about the life of Gutzon Borglum and get a world view of this incredible man, It is all self guided which is a plus with children. I liked it and I can not remember if they had... More 

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West Fork, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

Very well audio narrated tour thru the life of the sculptor and how Mount Rushmore came to be. The displays, sculptures and facts gives an insight into the sculptors life and how this monument came to be.

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Marietta, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

The center had a lot of great information about Gutzon Borglum. The Center is set up very nice and clean. You can take you time it's at your own place. You do have to pay for parking but if you turn in you ticket from parking you get you money back. It's nice being parking in Keystone can be hard... More 

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Bluffton, Indiana, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Seeing Mt. Rushmore is bigger than life, so it was also interesting to learn more about Gutzon Borglum, the man who created the mountain sculpture. The Borglum museum includes a video about Borglum and a series of displays of his life and art works. It takes 1 to 1-1/2 hours to view all. This attraction is in Keystone, SD, very... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

We stopped in after visiting Mt Rushmore not expecting much and were pleasantly surprised. Many of Borglums works were on display. They also had benches we could sit on while listening to our audio tours which was helpful as we walked most of the day. We found a $1 off coupon in one of the tourist books which dropped the... More 

Thank Bj M
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

This is a privately owned Centre in Keystone and could do with a bit of a make-over. That said however, we found the information on Gutson's life history and the story of his carving the Rushmore Memorial very informative and glad we visited here before going to the Memorial. The tour is through a short film (which is a cheaper... More 

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Brevard County, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

Good place to learn about the man who carved the faces of the presidents into mountainside. Very nice displays. Incredible story about the sculpture and his family.

Thank Rita S

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