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National Presidential Wax Museum

609 Hwy 16A, Keystone, SD 57751
+1 605-666-4455
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Located only minutes from Mount Rushmore in the town of Keystone in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota, the National Presidential Wax Museum is an exciting patriotic experience for the whole family. Meet over 100 lifelike wax figures, including all 45 U.S. presidents, all depicted in stunning visual recreations of iconic moments in U.S. presidential history. Explore the stories behind the faces with a self-guided audio tour narrating the context and history of each scene. Witness the intricacies of the wax sculpture process with a seven-minute theater video showcasing the museum’s ten artists as they create America’s leaders out of wax and bring a vision to reality. Play the part of the White House press secretary and give a speech from a teleprompter podium in a spot-on recreation of the White House press briefing room! The National Presidential Wax Museum also boasts a huge gift shop filled with unique and quirky gifts that can’t be found anywhere else in the Black Hills.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“audio tour” (28 reviews)
“own pace” (17 reviews)
“gift shop” (26 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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609 Hwy 16A, Keystone, SD 57751
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We had never been to a wax museum and had no idea what to expect. We enjoyed the visit and it was a nice addition since the weather was not the best for seeing the monument, so it gave us something to do while the...More

Thank Montanahens
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We planned in visiting Mount Rushmore but it was too foggy. Decided to stop in to kill some time. We had a good time, it was a lot of knowledge thru the audio recording. Personally wouldn't suggest it to families with kids, if your wanting...More

Thank Ashley B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My Mom and I went to the National Presidential Wax Museum after visiting Mt Rushmore in the morning. We were very glad we went and highly reccomend it to anyone who enjoys American History. The woman behind the counter was very friendly and helpful. The...More

Thank Jade W
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Clay K, General Manager at National Presidential Wax Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for the kind words and for the five-star review! We are glad you enjoyed your time at our museum!

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

I took my 10-year-old son to this museum. Every thing was done very well. The audio tour was very informative. And the gift shop had a lot of great things.

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Clay K, General Manager at National Presidential Wax Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Awesome! Thank you so much for the positive review! Come see us again sometime!

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

This was fun. It was kind of campy but it was fun and my kids really enjoyed it. If your in keystone its within walking distance.

Thank Jonathan W
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Clay K, General Manager at National Presidential Wax Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

Thanks for the feedback! We are so glad you came to check us out!

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Reviewed 5 January 2018

We went to the National Presidential Wax Museum on an extremely hot day in July. The air conditioning was extremely welcome! The museum is laid out with all the presidents in order. You walk through at your leisure and listen to facts about each President...More

Thank darcym167
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Clay K, General Manager at National Presidential Wax Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2018

Thanks for visiting and for the positive review!

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Reviewed 12 October 2017

Located in the historic mining town of Keystone, This is a true and accurate representation of those we have elected to lead. While one may like some and dislike some, all served to the best of their ability. The handheld device that is provided gives...More

Thank Paul G
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

The presentation over the handheld device was very interesting and informative. I did not think the images of many of the modern presidents was accurate. But, enjoyed the activity.

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Reviewed 7 October 2017

This wax museum of all US presidents to date is an excellent US history lesson. You are given a handheld device that you enter the number in each President display and listen to the historical facts of the individual. You walk around the museum at...More

Thank Ernest M
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

If you're in Keystone to visit Mount Rushmore, you might get bored of it after a few hours. A number of tourist traps have been set up in town to provide some alternate activities. The National Presidential Wax Museum is one of them, and it's...More

Thank radx4
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Sunshine B
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Response from Clay K | Property representative |
Hi! We will be opening for the season on March 9th. Until summer our hours will be 9-5 and during summer 8:30am to 8:30pm. Thanks!
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