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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 good39%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“audio tour” (25 reviews)
“jimmy carter” (3 reviews)
“own pace” (11 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:30 - 20:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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609 Hwy 16A, Keystone, SD 57751
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+1 605-666-4455

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Reviewed 11 August 2016

This wax museum is so nice! It is very clean and well designed. This is self paced, so you can spend more time on the exhibits that interest you. We really enjoyed not only the wax figures, but many of the settings that they displayed...More

Thank Christine F
kingsworth, General Manager at National Presidential Wax Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2016

Thank you for the great review! We work hard to make sure each of the displays functions as more than just a backdrop for the presidents, but help to capture and authentic feel of the scene being depicted! Come see us again! Thank you for...More

Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Cute audio tour, and lots to look at. My 6 year old son listened to every single wax stationed area. I did not expect that at all. Myself, I thought it was quite boring, but very informative.

Thank Mason S
kingsworth, General Manager at National Presidential Wax Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2016

Thank you so much for your review! We actually find that younger kids are often the ones that spend the most time in the museum listening to every single audio track on the tour! Clay King

Reviewed 7 August 2016

Well, it's a wax museum, but the lady in front was nice, coupon for 50% off admissions made it doable, and it had a lovely layout of presidents and stories...great gift shop with lots of clever things, not usual junk. We loved it.

Thank lauren624
kingsworth, General Manager at National Presidential Wax Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2016

Thank you for the kind review! Come see us again next year when the new president is done!

Reviewed 6 August 2016

Our family is into history, so stopping at the National Presidential Wax Museum was a must when in the Black Hills recently. Each President is portrayed either in a group or individually, along with some other key historical figures. Some of the figures look closer...More

Thank Resultsads
kingsworth, General Manager at National Presidential Wax Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2016

Thank you so much for your review! We are glad you found the tour educational and enjoyable! Clay King

Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Would definitely recommend this stop. There's a figure of all 44 presidents, even a cool display of then Governor George W. Bush and Vice President Al Gore. Was very cool to see presidential scenes like Bush with the megaphone on 9/11 and LBJ's inauguration. Very...More

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kingsworth, General Manager at National Presidential Wax Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2016

Thank you for your feedback! We are glad you enjoyed the museum! Bob Beckwith (the fireman in the 911 scene) actually came to the dedication of our 911 commemorative scene when it first opened! We are glad you enjoyed the museum! Clay King

Reviewed 2 August 2016

This museum has all the presidents in this small museum. We visited late on a Thursday afternoon and we were the only people there. They also have a nice little gift shop.

Thank T S
kingsworth, General Manager at National Presidential Wax Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2016

Thank you for stopping by and for your kind review! We are glad you enjoyed your time with us! Clay King

Reviewed 1 August 2016

Well done little museum in a small town! Interesting displays and well presented. You walk through on your own with a handheld recorder that gives you some information regarding each display and the individuals within the display. Even learned a little something about a few...More

Thank Strohkr
kingsworth, General Manager at National Presidential Wax Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2016

Thank you for the review! We are glad you enjoyed your stop at the museum and hope your selfie sticks helped capture the best of your family's memories during your time in the Hills! Clay King

Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed the history this visit provided. It tied in well with the walk around Rapid City to see all the presidents' statues. I also liked how they tied in the history of the Black Hills with a Custer and Sitting Bull display. But the...More

Thank veshannah
kingsworth, General Manager at National Presidential Wax Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2016

Thank you for coming to see us and for the positive review! The Air Force once scene is one of my favorites as well! LBJ is one of the most lifelike of the wax figures in my opinion! Clay King

Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Neat place, self guided tours so you can go at your own pace, a lot of history. They have handheld devices to you can listen about what your looking at.

Thank Clinton M
kingsworth, General Manager at National Presidential Wax Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2016

Thanks for the positive review! We are glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

This place was very nice! Very informative. Does take a little time to get through (if you listen to all exhibits). Nice gift shop at the end as well. It has ALL 44 presidents on display with information about them all!

Thank Kelly T
kingsworth, General Manager at National Presidential Wax Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2016

Thank you for the review! Come check us out next year when we will have the new president elect on display! Clay King

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