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National Presidential Wax Museum

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Address: 609 Hwy 16A, Keystone, SD 57751
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+1 605-666-4455
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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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It was cool

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 June 2016
Alex-traveller4life
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Bucharest, Romania
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

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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kingsworth, General Manager at National Presidential Wax Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for coming to check out the wax museum! We are glad you enjoyed your visit! Clay King More 

Abingdon, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

The information about each exhibit on the self guided tour is very informative and insightful. The was figures are very detailed. Definitely worth visiting when in the area

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kingsworth, General Manager at National Presidential Wax Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for coming to check out the museum! The sculptures in the museum truly are one-of-a-kind since they are some of the best preserved sculptures by one of the world's most famous wax artists, Katherine Stubergh. We are glad you found the wands informative! Clay King More 

Worthington, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

We went here because my daughter wanted to go really bad. The beginning was very interesting because it was about the first presidents but towards the end you learn more about Presidents that you know a lot already about. My daughter loved it and even took pictures with some of the presidents. If they changed it up every once and... More 

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kingsworth, General Manager at National Presidential Wax Museum, responded to this review

We are so glad you and your daughter enjoyed the museum! Wax figures are definitely a rare art these days and we love to hear from people who appreciate it! Come see us again when you're in the area next time! Clay King More 

Marietta, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Love this place have stopped many times but this time was with my son and he enjoyed it and a little education on a vacation is always a good thing. The wax figures look like real life. Great for all ages.

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kingsworth, General Manager at National Presidential Wax Museum, responded to this review

Thanks so much for coming to visit! Katherine Stubergh was the most famous wax artist in the world at the time she created many of these wax figures! It definitely shows! We hope you had a great vacation! Clay King More 

Topeka, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

My son is into presidential history and wanted to stop here. It is worth the money to go to it. They have things that you use throughout the museum that tell you information about each president. Some of the likenesses don't quite look like them completely but a lot of wax museums are like that. I would recommend this over... More 

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kingsworth, General Manager at National Presidential Wax Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive review! We are glad you enjoyed the museum and found lots to learn! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

This was one of my favorite places to visit on our trip! Such a great experience! Highly recommend seeing! The gift shop is excellent as well!

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kingsworth, General Manager at National Presidential Wax Museum, responded to this review

We are so glad our museum was one of your favorite stops! Thank you for your feedback! Please come see us again next time you're in the area! Clay King More 

Belton, Texas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

The wax likenesses were not always that close, but the history that is told through the recording is really good. You learn a lot about each president! Really enjoyed this place.

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kingsworth, General Manager at National Presidential Wax Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for stopping to check out the National Presidential Wax Museum! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. There aren't many wax museums left and we are proud of our world-class works by Katherine Stubergh! More 

delta, utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

I have been to one other wax museum and couldn't wait to go to another. The displays were well done and many historical events were depicted.

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kingsworth, General Manager at National Presidential Wax Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for coming to visit us! We are glad you enjoyed the historical context of our wax sets! Please come see us again if you find yourself in the area again! More 

Friendswood, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

Most of the wax figures were excellent. The elder George Bush was definitely not my favorite. The gift shop was amazing, best we saw the entire trip. Make sure to get there before 11:00 AM and grab a traveler magazine for $5 admission!

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kingsworth, General Manager at National Presidential Wax Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for coming to the museum! More 

Saint Charles, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed the museum . Some of the figures looked really real life others looked good. If you are a history buff , this is a great place.

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kingsworth, General Manager at National Presidential Wax Museum, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed the museum! Thanks for stopping by! More 

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