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Gutzon Borglum Historical Center

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Address: 342 Winter St, Keystone, SD 57751-2036
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Understand the man behind Rushmore

The Borglum Historical Center in Keystone gives a little more insight into the man and his ideas and shows you some of his other works of art. An audio tour and a short film... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 September 2016
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Boulder, Colorado
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This tiny place was set up choppily, uninforming, old and unkempt. The staff were not helpful in answering questions or even figuring out how much to charge us.

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Seymour, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everybody who goes into the Black Hills wants to see Mt Rushmore and yes, it is a visitors destination with lots to see and do. But, complete your journey to the area with an equally important visit to the Borglum Historical Center in Keystone. The Museum complements Mt Rushmore and vise versa. Do pay the extra cost for the headset... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Gutzon Borglum Historical Centre in Keystone is a must see before touring Mount Rushmore. Learn the story of the sculptor who carved the faces on Mount Rushmore. The centre displays models, tools and explains how the carving was done. Borglum started the work when he was 60 years old. Amazing what he accomplished.

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Friendswood, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

I am so glad that we took the time to tour this exhibit. It provided fascinating information on the brilliant sculptor responsible for Mount Rushmore. I strongly recommend that anyone planning to see Mount Rushmore should come here also.

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North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We did not intend to go to this particular museum (does not look like much from the outside), but we glad that we did...the audio tour was very educational and gave us historical background information about the sculpture of Mount Rushmore and other monuments. Being an audio tour we could take our time and step back and appreciate what we... More 

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Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

The Borglum Historical Center in Keystone gives a little more insight into the man and his ideas and shows you some of his other works of art. An audio tour and a short film augment the many displays to look at. Be sure to ask for a refund of your parking fee. A great place to stop before going to... More 

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North Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Outstanding information. Very limited hours of operation. Fun to have picture taken with an impressive statute of Abraham Lincoln sitting next to you.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

The problem-solving engineering that went into sculpting Mt. Rushmore had to all be developed on the fly. This center describes in great detail how it all came about.

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Oro Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Very informative museum- more (obviously!) about the man than the Monument, as he was quite a prolific sculptor. There is an entrance fee ($25 for 2 seniors and 1 Kid), but includes the audio tour. Good part of the audio tour is that you can replay it as needed. Hallways are a little dark, a little difficult for Mom to... More 

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Aurora, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Took a group of senior adults. The museum could use an update itself, but overall the artifacts, pieces of sculpture and history of the man that sculpted Mount Rushmore is well worth the small price of touring this museum. Mr. Borglum was an extremely diverse and interesting man. To get the full appreciation of Mount Rushmore I think you need... More 

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