National Presidential Wax Museum

National Presidential Wax Museum, Keystone: Hours, Address, National Presidential Wax Museum Reviews: 4/5

National Presidential Wax Museum

National Presidential Wax Museum
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8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
About
Located only minutes from Mount Rushmore in the town of Keystone in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota, the National Presidential Wax Museum is an exciting patriotic experience for the whole family. Meet over 100 lifelike wax figures, including all 45 U.S. presidents, all depicted in stunning visual recreations of iconic moments in U.S. presidential history. Explore the stories behind the faces with a self-guided audio tour narrating the context and history of each scene. Witness the intricacies of the wax sculpture process with a seven-minute theater video showcasing the museum’s ten artists as they create America’s leaders out of wax and bring a vision to reality. Play the part of the White House press secretary and give a speech from a teleprompter podium in a spot-on recreation of the White House press briefing room! The National Presidential Wax Museum also boasts a huge gift shop filled with unique and quirky gifts that can’t be found anywhere else in the Black Hills.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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362 reviews
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dennis k
1 contribution
Not very good
May 2021 • Family
Poor displays and president information was not very accurate. Should have more factual presidential information
Written May 26, 2021
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dakotagypsies02
Huron, SD23 contributions
Not fitting for younger kids.
May 2021 • Family
Cool museum with good history. Got a hit long though, and there was no where to sit down. Some of the audio lessons were way long and the music they had playing in the museum made them hard to hear. Some of the statutes looked nothing like the real person. Specifically Obama and Clinton! It also not a good fit for younger kids. My 7 year old was very bored and was almost in tears by the end because he wanted to leave.
Written May 23, 2021
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Sheri B
La Vernia, TX19 contributions
Well Done
Mar 2021
The rest of the family found wax figures "creepy" so I ventured out on my own. This was a quick walk from hotel. I truly enjoyed the figures and historical information. I was very glad I was able to visit.
Written March 12, 2021
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Shawn C
Smith Center, KS17 contributions
Good stop!
Aug 2020
My teenage son loved this place. I've been to wax museums before so it was neat, but not as cool to me. He spent over an hour going through the museum.
Written February 14, 2021
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flzdmpm03
Fort Myers, FL364 contributions
Nice Wax Museum honoring presidents
Sep 2020 • Couples
Interesting wax museum a few miles from Mount Rushmore honoring presidents. Be sure to watch the video which shows how the wax figures are made. If you go before 11 a.m. admission is only $6. They offer senior discounts during the day as well and coupons are available in the various books you can pick up in the area. Would recommend.
Written September 25, 2020
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Thank you for your generous feedback! We are so glad that you enjoyed your time here at the museum!
Written October 13, 2020
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Ronald R
Blanchester, OH85 contributions
Good But Politically Leaning
Sep 2020 • Friends
I love wax museums and even though this one wasn’t bad with some of their exhibits, you could easily tell there was political bias at play. They give you a handheld monitor for the self guided tour that gave a verbal description of each exhibit but the explanations were way too long.
Now, let’s talk about the obvious, and that’s the description of each’s history. It started with President Trump and went into a very bias negative turn of controversy without doing same on Obama. That trend continued throughout out with a very obvious left focus. Hey, just keep it positive and neutral and simply give the facts. Yes, go into the Watergate with Nixon and the true need for impeachment with Clinton’s escapades, but give just the facts of historical nature for the others.
Honor the office and let the paying customer develop their own opinion through research. By the way, the best look-a-like was Thomas Edison. Wait, he’s not even a president! The best are in the photos attached, save your money visit something else.
Written September 19, 2020
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Thank you for taking the time to stop by and to write a review. We appreciate your feedback! We try our best to be balanced and simply provide historical exhibits about our presidents and American history, but we appreciate hearing from you. We hope you had a great trip!
Written October 13, 2020
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Doug B
Sioux Falls, SD18 contributions
Spend the time
Sep 2020
It was a great experience to stop and go through here. for the cost of the ticket it is totally worth it if you are interested in the history of our great country.
Written September 15, 2020
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Thanks so much for the great review! We are glad you had such a good time. Come see us again soon!
Written October 13, 2020
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505flygirl
Rio Rancho, NM114 contributions
Worth the Trip
Sep 2020 • Friends
A nice museum, informative and educational. Took about an hour, could have taken less or more time depending on level of interest. All US presidents are portrayed in wax plus some additional political figures. Most of the wax figures are life-sized and in a setting that represents something they’re famous for (example, President Kennedy is sitting at his desk with his young son John-John playing underneath). A few of the Presidents are just busts. The hand-held audiophone provides information on each president and setting as you view the figurines. A brief video at the start describes the detailed process used to create wax figures. We enjoyed it, it wasn’t expensive, and we’re glad we stopped in. In fairness, some of the figures were a bit less than life-life (barely recognized Reagan). Adults $10, Seniors $8 and children ages 6-12 $7 as of Sept. 2020.
Written September 9, 2020
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Thank you for taking the time to stop by and thank you for your feedback! We love that you had a great time in the museum, learning about our presidents!
Written October 13, 2020
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SANDRA C
Topeka24 contributions
pit stop
Sep 2020
We stopped at the little play area after Mount Rushmore for the kids to play and eat. Three of us adults went into the museum and I think they did a really nice job on everything there. Some were more lifelike then others but that was fine.
Written September 8, 2020
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We are so glad that you enjoyed the museum! We hope the rest of your trip was great.
Written October 13, 2020
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Nebraska Travler
Gering, United States5 contributions
Love the amount of History
Sep 2020
The history that you get, from the most recent, to the very beginning, and the things that I didn't even know about. Awesome way for Kids to learn the history of our great country!
Written September 7, 2020
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Thanks for visiting us. We love history, so we are glad that we helped you learn some new things! Come see us again!
Written October 13, 2020
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