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“beneath Mt Rushmore's watchful gaze”
Beneath the watchful gaze of Mount Rushmore in the beautiful Black Hills sits the National Presidential Wax Museum. Visitors gain insight into our nation’s democracy through life-size, life-like wax figures depicting our country’s most shaping experiences in dramatically historical settings. Join the framers of the American constitution as they gather to sign the Declaration of Independence, experience the beginning of the Cold War with President Franklin Roosevelt at Yalta. Observe the famous wax sculpture of President John F. Kennedy and his son John Jr. come to life, and witness the unveiling of the dramatic visit to “Ground Zero” by President George W. Bush after 9/11. Recapture the spirit of patriotism as you witness the evolution of American democracy represented by all 44 presidents.
There's so much to take in that it's impossible to spend all day here. Don't get me wrong, the museum is awesome and a lot of photos opportunities to take. You'll be giving a small handheld radio... Read more
This museum is in a "tourist trap" town but it's pretty solid. There is ample parking and we even found space for our two dogs to run around out back. The museum starts in a kitschy gift shop... Read more
National Presidential Wax Museum
- Mon - Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Sun: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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