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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.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“audio tour” (25 reviews)
“own pace” (13 reviews)
“gift shop” (23 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:30 - 20:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
609 Hwy 16A, Keystone, SD 57751
+1 605-666-4455

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I wish I could remember every tidbit of information I heard on the audio tour. So many facts I never knew. And enlightening to find that there had been strife and controversy throughout the history of the presidency. I thought that the entire museum was...More

Thank bigfatfern
Reviewed 5 days ago

I didn't think the wax figures looked like the presidents they represented. Despite that, I appreciated the detailed information available on the self-paced audio tour. The handheld audio devices were easy to use and hear.

Thank Batmancop
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Want to know everything about the presidents- it's here! Self guided tour that takes as long as you want The statues are life like and they are in "their" time situations. History comes alive!

Thank Gaylemh123
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even my husband who is not into history enjoyed this place! It's well worth your time and money. Cute gift shop!

Thank Debbie S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting collection of historical moments relating to our presidents. Donald Trump's figure is amazingly realistic. Great place for children to visit too. Nice gift shop with unique items.

Thank mike p
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With a few minutes to kill before dinner, we decided to go through the wax museum since it's right in downtown Keystone. It does cover all presidents, plus some other historical figures, and the audio gives a nice representation of each, so not bad overall....More

1  Thank swearengen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I could have spent hours here! Lots of history and information here. You get to walk at your own pace with a radio and listen to info at each display.

1  Thank Melissa Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As you tour this museum you are giving a hand held device that you type in the number of the exhibit to hear the information. This allowed my family to travel at our own pace thru the museum. The information at each exhibit was interesting...More

1  Thank BJG2012
Clay K, General Manager at National Presidential Wax Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the positive review! We are so glad you enjoyed the audio tour!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The audio info was great but whoever put the wigs on the figures were way off....didnt look at all like the person...Obamas wax figure was awful..as was Reagan..Washington looked nothing like himself....and not sure the body images were accurate...unless all these guys were short!More

1  Thank rjmiriart
Clay K, General Manager at National Presidential Wax Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi! Thank you for your feedback. The hair on our figures actually isn't wigs at all, but rather real hair that's been inserted one strand at a time into the wax scalp of the figure being represented. While a few of our figures are not...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped today to see the new wax figures. They have changed some things around. Its a fun place to stop you learn a lot about our history. Its a self guided tour so you can take as long as you want. There are some...More

1  Thank Jodi56257
Clay K, General Manager at National Presidential Wax Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the five star review! We are so glad you enjoyed the museum!

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