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Address: 342 Winter St, Keystone, SD 57751-2036
Phone Number: 800-888-4369
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Understand the man behind Rushmore

The Borglum Historical Center in Keystone gives a little more insight into the man and his ideas and shows you some of his other works of art. An audio tour and a short film... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Friendswood, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I am so glad that we took the time to tour this exhibit. It provided fascinating information on the brilliant sculptor responsible for Mount Rushmore. I strongly recommend that anyone planning to see Mount Rushmore should come here also.

Thank JourneyBabe
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did not intend to go to this particular museum (does not look like much from the outside), but we glad that we did...the audio tour was very educational and gave us historical background information about the sculpture of Mount Rushmore and other monuments. Being an audio tour we could take our time and step back and appreciate what we... More 

Thank mariannep933
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Borglum Historical Center in Keystone gives a little more insight into the man and his ideas and shows you some of his other works of art. An audio tour and a short film augment the many displays to look at. Be sure to ask for a refund of your parking fee. A great place to stop before going to... More 

Thank pkmsMissouri
North Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Outstanding information. Very limited hours of operation. Fun to have picture taken with an impressive statute of Abraham Lincoln sitting next to you.

Thank Digger2527
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The problem-solving engineering that went into sculpting Mt. Rushmore had to all be developed on the fly. This center describes in great detail how it all came about.

Thank AmericanEagle1392
Oro Valley, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 

Thank Pat M
Aurora, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

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 bubbles 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).

Thank Debbie K
Rapid City, South Dakota
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank fredmom6
West Fork, Arkansas
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Daniel M

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