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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” (27 reviews)
“own pace” (14 reviews)
“looked real” (3 reviews)
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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 4 days 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 5 days 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 1 week 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago

A really neat place for a History Lesson. The lady at the front desk was rude and not all that nice, but the museum itself was nice. The Wax figures were real looking, the history on each figure was interesting. Make sure you have a...More

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

Thank you so much for the feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your time at the museum! While it is very uncommon for us to receive any negative feedback as to the demeanor of our staff, when we do we take it very seriously. We...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a whim we hit this touristy place and didn't regret it. very well done with a informative audio tour ( without the audio it would not be much ) time well spent

Thank rglisczinski
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is great, a real history exhibit of U.S. Presidents just minutes away from Mt. Rushmore. Not to talk politics but they have a great display of #45, which I really appreciated. The displays are set under moments the Presidents are best thought of and...More

Thank 406native
Clay K, General Manager at National Presidential Wax Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your five-star review! We are so glad you enjoyed your time at our museum and had such high praise for our sculpture of President Trump. The sculptor who commissioned most of our most recent presidents passed away several years back,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All of the wax figures look so real. Lots of information on many of the presidents. The gift shop was actually a good price on items

Thank gmaof2boys
Clay K, General Manager at National Presidential Wax Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the positive review!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I thought this was a really great little wax museum. While some of the figures could have been a little better, (Obama, Reagan, and a few others) the majority were very spot on! If you are as into history as I am you will enjoy...More

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

Hi Troy! Thank you so much for your five star review! Feel free to email me at info@presidentialwaxmuseum.com and I can see if we can't get you set up with one of the History Buff shirts in your size. We would be happy to special...More

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