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Address: 342 Winter St, Keystone, SD 57751-2036
Phone Number: 800-888-4369
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Rushmores Sculptor

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Daniel M
West Fork, Arkansas
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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Daniel M
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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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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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 

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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

The 'big truck' ads on the highway pulled us in on the way to Rushmore. The girl at the desk said the price was $11.00 with audio but there was a half price tour that didn't include the audio. What she didn't tell us was that you only get to go in a couple of rooms of the center on... More 

Thank William W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

very interesting on how Mt Rushmore came to be. Very informative and the show cases were very neat to look at.

Thank Linda M

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