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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.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good38%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“audio tour” (28 reviews)
“own pace” (17 reviews)
“gift shop” (27 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
609 Hwy 16A, Keystone, SD 57751
+1 605-666-4455
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank C J x
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a bit expensive, but I believe it is worth it. there is an audio presentation at your own pace, if you want it.

Thank moondude46
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I took a quick vacation over to the Hill City/Keystone area we saw this place on trip advisor and decided to stop it was definitely worth it to see the history and the presidents made out of wax was pretty cool! I...More

Thank Jennifer K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of our days in Keystone we visited the wax museum, it was one of the better wax museums that I have seen. The statue of President Trump was excellent, I enjoyed the presentation of all the presidents even learned somethings . The front end...More

Thank Lisa G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my favorite attraction on this trip to the Black Hills. After a short video on how the wax figures are made, you are given a wand you hold up to your ear that lets you visit the lifelike exhibits at your own pace....More

Thank Dee D
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

I gave this 4 stars because of the likeness issue and in reading other reviews the majority of the figures were completed long ago. I agreed that Trump is very real but Obama is not so I'm not sure about the overall figure quality. However,...More

Thank MrsPickle
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Friendly staff. It's located right in Keystone. Neat and clean. Lovely gift shop. Many cute photo opportunities. Some figures better than others, but still well worth the price. Less than $20.00 for 2 people. So glad I was there. Enjoyed viewing the short film on...More

Thank dpolarski
Clay K, General Manager at National Presidential Wax Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

We are so glad you enjoyed your time at our museum and gift shop!

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