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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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Very informative. I had no idea we would get the wand/phones so you can hear something about each person.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Stephanie C

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very informative. I had no idea we would get the wand/phones so you can hear something about each person.

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Thank Stephanie C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a nice wax museum, but don't go expecting something in the lines of Madame Tussauds because that is not what you are going to get. First of let me say that the ladies working the gift shop and museum are very nice. The audio tour is very informative. However, when going with children if they may find it... More 

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Thank Cesilia C
Faith, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a great stop in Keystone. Great use of technology to narrate the displays. I loved it, but my son lost interest by the end, as the narration did get lengthy, but very informative.

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St. Paul, Minnesota, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This used to be in a different location and owned by a different person. However, it was still good, although the statues were not all as good as I remember either. Still, quiet educational and staff were all very helpful and friendly. We had a good time, and had a coupon so totally worth the money (I think it was... More 

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great walk through time! Learn a little about each president while viewing amazing wax figures. Very friendly staff. Audio self tour available. Reasonably priced merchandise.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were impressed with the quality of this museum. It was not a typically cheesy Wax Museum. Many of the Presidents are displayed in historically accurate depictions--of events during their Presidency. You get a small listening device you can use for each scene to hear about the history and President(s). You can skip any of them if you want. We... More 

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1 Thank Jill C
Casper, Wyoming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Get the Black Hills coupon book. Just google it. In it is a buy one get one free entry for the wax museum and loads of other stuff. As to he museum... We enjoyed it! It is a self paced tour with audio on demand. It is a great way to get connected with our presidential history. There was lots... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was really entertaining & with the personal audio, we each were able to listen about the presidents we were interested in. It was set up quite elaborately (not at all what we expected). We learned some very unique things about the presidents. My husband who likes history really enjoyed this exhibit. I will say some of the wax presidents... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a very interesting museum and very educational. I learned a lot about the men that have served our nation through the years.

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are in the area, you should visit it and definitely not skip it. As I recall, the staff is also very nice and polite.

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