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National Presidential Wax Museum

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Address: 609 Hwy 16A, Keystone, SD 57751
Phone Number: 16056664455
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Where History Hails the Chief Located in the shadow of Mount Rushmore in...

Where History Hails the Chief Located in the shadow of Mount Rushmore in the historic town of Keystone, the National Presidential Wax Museum is an impressive highlight on any traveler's itinerary. Featuring the works of world-famous wax artist Katherine Stubergh, the National Presidential Wax Museum features over 100 life-size wax sculptures of some of the most iconic figures in American history. We invite you to witness the history of American Democracy from its inception. Also featuring: State of the art narration system for each visitor to the museum. Historic artifacts including President Bill Clinton's own red, white, and blue saxophone (courtesy of the National Music Museum) and Florida's controversial ballot boxes from the 2000 presidential election. A spacious gift shop with fun, quirky gifts that can't be found anywhere else in Keystone. Exhibit featuring the original oil paintings of the famed illustrator and painter Harvey Dunn.

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Good place to visit

Our Inn is just located across the street. It was convenient for us to visit in the late afternoon when we just arrived the town since it is closed late.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Qing R

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Riverside, California
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28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a good place to learn (or refresh) your knowledge of all the presidents. There is a free audio self tour that give info on each president. The statues are amazing and at the bet there is a short video about the sculpting, how it is done and who does it. Some of the figures are not good likenesses... More 

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RUSHFORD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Such a great place to visit and very interesting. Easy access for all including the handicapped. My husband was in a wheel chair and we had a very nice time. (We actually visited in Jul 2015 vice Sep 2015)

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Charlotte, Michigan
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Regardless of your political views this is something you need to see just because you're an American, absolutely a "must do"!!!

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Thank Kbailey67
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our Inn is just located across the street. It was convenient for us to visit in the late afternoon when we just arrived the town since it is closed late.

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Thank Qing R
Rapid City, South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This wax museum is so nice! It is very clean and well designed. This is self paced, so you can spend more time on the exhibits that interest you. We really enjoyed not only the wax figures, but many of the settings that they displayed the Presidents in.Very informative. This is a gem among many tourist attractions in Keystone.

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Thank fredmom6
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cute audio tour, and lots to look at. My 6 year old son listened to every single wax stationed area. I did not expect that at all. Myself, I thought it was quite boring, but very informative.

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Thank Mason S
raleigh nc
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well, it's a wax museum, but the lady in front was nice, coupon for 50% off admissions made it doable, and it had a lovely layout of presidents and stories...great gift shop with lots of clever things, not usual junk. We loved it.

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Spencer, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family is into history, so stopping at the National Presidential Wax Museum was a must when in the Black Hills recently. Each President is portrayed either in a group or individually, along with some other key historical figures. Some of the figures look closer to the real thing than others. All in all, this is a very reasonable place... More 

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Thank Resultsads
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Would definitely recommend this stop. There's a figure of all 44 presidents, even a cool display of then Governor George W. Bush and Vice President Al Gore. Was very cool to see presidential scenes like Bush with the megaphone on 9/11 and LBJ's inauguration. Very impressive.

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Poteau, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum has all the presidents in this small museum. We visited late on a Thursday afternoon and we were the only people there. They also have a nice little gift shop.

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