We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


National Presidential Wax Museum
Ranked #6 of 23 things to do in Keystone
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
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: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
153 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2014

The museum used wands to provide a selfguiding tour. It was long and the wax figures were average. All in all it was informative but dull

Visited August 2014
Thank SMC48
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

239 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Pinckney, Michigan
Level Contributor
41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Nice place”
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.

Visited September 2013
Thank Kevin F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Menomonie, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
48 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Love this wax museum”
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.

Visited August 2014
3 Thank Becky H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Snoqualmie, Washington
Level Contributor
30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Well done and informative”
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Loved it!”
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.

Visited July 2014
Thank Pkheffle
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed National Presidential Wax Museum also viewed


Been to National Presidential Wax Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing