National Presidential Wax Museum | Black Hills & Badlands - South Dakota

National Presidential Wax Museum

  • National Presidential Wax Museum
    National Presidential Wax Museum
  • National Presidential Wax Museum
    National Presidential Wax Museum
  • National Presidential Wax Museum
    National Presidential Wax Museum
  • National Presidential Wax Museum
    National Presidential Wax Museum
  • National Presidential Wax Museum
    National Presidential Wax Museum
  • National Presidential Wax Museum
    National Presidential Wax Museum
  • National Presidential Wax Museum
    National Presidential Wax Museum
Find Us: 
609 Hwy 16A
Keystone, SD 57751
Call: 
(605) 666-4455
Hours: 

Open Daily from:

March 1 to May 23
8:30am – 5:00pm

May 24 – September 1
8:30am – 8:30pm

September 2 to
October 31
8:30am – 5:00pm

Tours start at any time!

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Where History Hails the Chief

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, including all 45 U.S. presidents, all depicted in stunning visual recreations of iconic moments in U.S. presidential history.

Explore the stories behind the faces with a self-guided audio tour narrating the context and history of each scene. Witness the intricacies of the wax sculpture process with a seven-minute theater video showcasing the museum’s ten artists as they create America’s leaders out of wax and bring a vision to reality. Want a memorable experience? Play the part of the White House press secretary and give a speech from a teleprompter podium in a spot-on recreation of the White House press briefing room!

Other exhibits include the original Florida voting booths from the 2000 presidential election and life and death masks cast from the faces of presidents, historical figures, and silver-screen movie stars. The National Presidential Wax Museum also boasts a huge gift shop filled with unique and quirky gifts that can’t be found anywhere else in the Black Hills.

SCAVENGER HUNT

Guests with children can request a “scavenger hunt” from the ticket sales counter. Our scavenger hunt is a series of 20 questions, the answers to which are found by listening to the audio wand or inspecting the historic wax scenes with a keen eye. Kids love to search the museum for clues to complete this mission! Kids can show their completed scavenger hunt at the front counter to receive a free National Presidential Wax Museum button!

Directions: 

Located on Keystone’s Main Street, US 16A South, the National Presidential Wax Museum is located two miles from Mt. Rushmore National Memorial, six miles from the world-renowned Beautiful Rushmore Cave, ten miles from Crazy Horse Memorial, and fifty miles from historic Deadwood, South Dakota.

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