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National Presidential Wax Museum

609 Hwy 16A, Keystone, SD 57751
+1 605-666-4455
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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 good38%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“audio tour” (28 reviews)
“own pace” (17 reviews)
“gift shop” (27 reviews)
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609 Hwy 16A, Keystone, SD 57751
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Reviewed 30 May 2017

The wax figurines were so lifelike that when you went to the next scene, it looked like the figurines were moving. Some of the presidents didn't look exactly like their real selves but they were still cool to look at. The tour is self-guided with...More

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kingsworth, General Manager at National Presidential Wax Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2017

Thanks for the kind review!

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Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

This gives you a brief overview of each president and the defining theme(s) of their presidency. You take a audio tour and can skip through if you or the kids grow tired of all the details.

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kingsworth, General Manager at National Presidential Wax Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

Thank oh so much for the positive review!

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Reviewed 11 May 2017

We weren't sure what to expect here, but came on a Saturday afternoon and hardly fought any crowds. The auditory tour was very interesting and reminds you of all the things you've forgotten about the presidents since US History class! The tour took us about...More

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kingsworth, General Manager at National Presidential Wax Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2017

Thank you so much for your kind review! We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us!

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Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

I went to the museum with my husband to "kill some time" while we were in the area. I actually thoroughly enjoyed it! You are given a self guide audio control so you can learn about the exhibits as you walk through! It was really...More

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kingsworth, General Manager at National Presidential Wax Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2017

Awesome! We're so glad you enjoyed your time with us! Please come see us again next time you find yourself in the area! Safe travels!

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Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

We all enjoyed the exhibit. I have 3 kids 13,11 and 9 and we enjoyed walking and listening to historical tour. The only thing we didn't like was there was no Obama wax statue.More

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kingsworth, General Manager at National Presidential Wax Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2017

Thanks so much for coming to see us! We are glad you enjoyed the museum. Sadly. The day you visited was one of only a few where our Obama sculpture wasn't on display because we were doing some work on his exhibit! All 44 presidents...More

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Reviewed 20 March 2017

Check the website for the opening and close time, they have strict rules, I was lucky for the last moment, take the first photo with the president. Although it is short, but informative and wonderful, it describes the history. Beside there is a free parking,...More

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kingsworth, General Manager at National Presidential Wax Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2017

Thank you so much for your kind review!

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Reviewed 1 March 2017

We had some time to kill, and decided to stop in. All the wax figures were in a display type box. You couldn't get close and pose for pictures in any of them. You walked through hallways with display of all the presidents and some...More

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kingsworth, General Manager at National Presidential Wax Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2017

Thank you so much for your feedback. We are glad you stopped by to check us out! Sadly, since we don't have in-house artists creating wax figures (as is the case with Tussaud/Hollywood, etc) it costs upwards of $50,000 per figure, so we cannot take...More

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Reviewed 19 February 2017

So I went there about a year ago and it was amazing I loved the detail and hard work put into every exhibit I loved the great advice and they had a cool gift shop to. I would really recommend going there. Because you will...More

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kingsworth, General Manager at National Presidential Wax Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2017

Thank you so much for your kind words about our museum! We are glad you enjoyed the artistry that goes into our wax figures. This year we have stepped up our game even more and are creating two new exhibits for Presidents Obama and Trump....More

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Reviewed 15 November 2016

We had a great time, the staff was so much fun. Everything is so detailed from Gorbachev's birth mark to the band aid on Al Gore's finger . The best part for me was the 911 tribute. This is a must see attraction. I think...More

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kingsworth, General Manager at National Presidential Wax Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2017

We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your trip to our museum! We strive to attend to every detail in our recreation of the historical figures that comprise the museum! We are currently creating our new president, building a new theater, and building a...More

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Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Went to wax museum and played putt putt golf....we went on a nice day weather was great for golf. The president wax museum is Interesting and informational. Very fun!!More

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kingsworth, General Manager at National Presidential Wax Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2017

Thank you so much for your kind review! We're glad you enjoyed our mini golf course as well! This summer we are doing some major renovations to the museum and adding a theater and new exhibits for the new president and Obama! Thank you for...More

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