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Gutzon Borglum Historical Center

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Address: 342 Winter Street, Keystone, SD 57751
Phone Number: 800-888-4369
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Great museum

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Marietta, Minnesota
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Marietta, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 4 days ago NEW 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 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank Reeta B
Brevard County, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Linda M
Clovis, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Go before you see Mt. Rushmore - you'll have a much better understanding of what you're seeing. First a short film about Gutzon Borglum's life - very interesting! There were statues, painting, watercolors, furniture, etc. but no photos allowed inside. Plan to take your time and listen to the audio devices. We liked it a lot.

Thank Diana F
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

So we are here for a short time. There have been a couple of things closed on Sunday's. This is one of them. Really.........your busy season and your closed on sunday!!!!!!!!!!! That is really sad. We will be here tomorrow but now t spending my money to see it cause we had planned for today. And yes I know you... More 

Thank janet201413
Belton, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Highly recommend going here before going to Mount Rushmore. You will understand so much more about the artist who was a great man and how Mount Rushmore came to be. Really interesting and worth every penny!

Thank Barbara B

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