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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
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609 Hwy 16A, Keystone, SD 57751
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+1 605-666-4455

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Reviewed 13 September 2016

We would not have gone here except it was included in our Family Fun pass. We expected to be bored by was statues, but our entire family (7,11,2) and 2 adults were entertained by the rich stories about each president with our individual wands. We...More

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kingsworth, General Manager at National Presidential Wax Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2016

We are so glad you enjoyed your time at the museum! We are glad you found the museum informative and enjoyable! The older presidents in the museum were created by Katherine Stubergh, our founder, who was in her time the most famous wax artist in...More

Reviewed 13 September 2016

This place combines the greatness of wax museums with the fun of American history! Unlike a lot of wax museums, this one is very well done and is kept in great shape. The displays were fun to look at and there was an audio guide...More

Thank Milroy204
kingsworth, General Manager at National Presidential Wax Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2016

Thank you so much for your kind review! We feel that wax sculpture is quickly becoming a lost art and we work hard to preserve these works of arts for future generations to come! Clay King

Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

I loved the audio tour but I think it could be a little snappier. Even I, who love everything about the American Presidents, got a bit bored and I think younger children would really struggle to keep their attention. The waxworks themselves though are amazing...More

Thank MrsBaum
kingsworth, General Manager at National Presidential Wax Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2016

Thank you for the kind review! We will certainly take your suggestion into consideration for the next audio segments we create for future presidents! Lincoln with long hair is definitely enough to cause some serious nightmares! Try walking through the museum in the dark! (We...More

Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

This exhibit has a great history lesson and reminded me of some things I had forgotten about our presidents. Would recommend this while up visiting Mt. Rushmore.

Thank DanielHarn
kingsworth, General Manager at National Presidential Wax Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2016

Thank you for the positive review! We are glad you enjoyed the museum! Clay King

Reviewed 5 September 2016

Wax statues are so fascinating because they look so life like! You can start by watching a video about how the statues are made. Then you have a phone like device that you can type in the number of the exhibit and listen to facts...More

Thank JoyousGirl91
kingsworth, General Manager at National Presidential Wax Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2016

We are glad you enjoyed the lifelike wax figures! It's truly amazing how Katherine Stubergh was able to capture such accurate likenesses in wax! We are glad to hear our staff was friendly and helpful during your visit (no surprises here!). Thanks again for your...More

Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

This is a good place to learn (or refresh) your knowledge of all the presidents. There is a free audio self tour that give info on each president. The statues are amazing and at the bet there is a short video about the sculpting, how...More

Thank Lynn L
kingsworth, General Manager at National Presidential Wax Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2016

Thank you for your feedback! As I mentioned to another reviewer, we will be commissioning a new wax artist this winter to create a figure of the new president elect! The new artists works are simply astounding and we are excited to bring in another...More

Reviewed 25 August 2016

Such a great place to visit and very interesting. Easy access for all including the handicapped. My husband was in a wheel chair and we had a very nice time. (We actually visited in Jul 2015 vice Sep 2015)

Thank DIANA F
kingsworth, General Manager at National Presidential Wax Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2016

Thank you for visiting the museum! We are glad you enjoyed your time here! Clay King

Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Regardless of your political views this is something you need to see just because you're an American, absolutely a "must do"!!!

Thank Kbailey67
kingsworth, General Manager at National Presidential Wax Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2016

We agree! Thanks for the nice review! Clay King

Reviewed 20 August 2016

Our Inn is just located across the street. It was convenient for us to visit in the late afternoon when we just arrived the town since it is closed late.

Thank Qing R
kingsworth, General Manager at National Presidential Wax Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2016

Thanks for the review! We are indeed open until 8:00PM between Memorial Day and Labor Day! We are glad you enjoyed your time with us! Clay King

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 20 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

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