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National Presidential Wax Museum
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US$249.00*
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Ranked #6 of 25 things to do in Keystone
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 12 August 2014

This place has a few amazing scenes set up including President Bush addressing the workers at Ground Zero and LBJ being sworn in on Air Force One.

Thank Kevin F
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Reviewed 11 August 2014

This wax museum has a very nice audio tour that you access at your own pace via hand-held speakers. It was nicely arranged with period vignettes, and the audio information was interesting and presented a lot of history. As is always the case, some of the figures uncannily resembled the presidents while others were a bit of a stretch. The gift shop has many unique items.

3  Thank Becky H
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Reviewed 26 July 2014 via mobile

We would not have come here if we didn't have a deal from the KOA that we stayed at. Was pleasantly surprised at how well it was done. Even my teen boys enjoyed it. The only negative was that there wasn't enough to read. Al the information was on the audio tour which was very well done but some were very long to listen to.

2  Thank hypercane
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

It was fun seeing the Presidents as they were when they were in the White House instead of as old men.

Thank Pkheffle
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

I liked that while going thorugh the museum you could listen to a commentary about a president and as a result got a little education as I went through it. For example. a pres married a 22 yr old in the white house and he was in his 50's and they had 5 children; I think it was Cleveland, impressed. ;)
The wax figures were fine; I liked the commentary. Also we got great ideas and directions as to how to get to the badlands and other sites. The lovely woman at the front desk was quite personable which also made the visit more enjoyable.

2  Thank 6tribes
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