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National Presidential Wax Museum

Open today: 08:30 - 20:30
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“audio tour”(33 reviews)
“own pace”(18 reviews)
“gift shop”(27 reviews)
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...more
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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

This was a nice museum with all the presidents and a few other people. A great place to come on a rainy day.

Thank Travels0609
Reviewed 1 week ago

Someone from where we were staying recommended this and we are so glad he did. It took us through all the presidents and for the price of admission, you get an audio guide to take on your self guided tour. So worth the visit.

Thank Brenda B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The wax figures actually looked 100% real! They give you little phones to listen to the history on all the presidents!

Thank Anastazia M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love history so my son and I went one afternoon. It was only $11 to get in and they give you an audio handset that plays as you walk through. I guess that's the highlight. The staff looked like they would rather be anywhere...More

Thank coop28_10
Reviewed 1 week ago

The title really says it all. Some of the presidents do not look like they should. It was a nice 5 minute walk. Granted, we did not listen to the audio tour information, since we couldn't bear to look at the figures for the time...More

Thank aahamfam
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this type of historical experience. My family indulged me to go to this one and they really enjoyed it. We listened to most of the descriptions on our personal sound devices and it was well done and educational. Our younger kids got a...More

Thank Haley B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here on a whim as our youngest wanted to see it. It is a self guided tour. You have an audio device for each 'room'. There is a scavenger hunt for kids. It was fun until you had to listen to many minutes...More

Thank Michelle S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this museum! We brought our kids and we all learned so much. Well laid out, great self-guided audio tour that you can do at your own pace. We enjoyed the introduction that explains how the wax figures are made. Well worth a stop, there...More

Thank COmamabear
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good wax museum. Has hand held device to give you a self guided tour thru. White house staging area for kiddos to get a picture taken. Prices werent bad compared to Reptile World in Rapid City. $11 for adults, $9 senior and military. $6...More

Thank bikerm0m26
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Audio tour with interesting information, but generally I don’t like wax museums—find them creepy and the figures don’t always turn out so well. Kids enjoyed it, but got tired of audio after a bit. I don’t know if I would do it again.

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

Thanks for the feedback! Considering you say you don't like wax museums, we'll call three stars a win! Thanks for the business!

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4 June 2018|
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Response from Clay K | Property representative |
Actually no! You can walk in and purchase tickets and start your tour at any time. We merely offer online ticket sales for those who prefer to go that route. Thanks!
Sunshine B
2 March 2018|
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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!