Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Rushmore Boglum Center & National President’s Wax Museum, Keystone, South Dakota

Part of our compensation package in working for the Mount Rushmore Bookstore Association is that we were given VIP passes to multiple attractions in the Black Hills area. The pass, for the most part, offers free admission to attractions, with the idea that when tourists and visitors ask us about places to go and things to do, we’ll know the area. So today, we went to two Keystone attractions, as they’re right down the road from us. 

This is a museum with an audio tour that gives information about Gutzon Borglum, the sculptor of Mount Rushmore.  It was interesting to see more of his work (there are a few pieces at Mount Rushmore), but given that we have “done” all of Mount Rushmore, we didn’t really learn anything new. In all honesty, the place was a bit run-down and we were glad we did not have to pay the $10 per person admission price. If you’re interested in learning more about Borglum, better to spend time at Mount Rushmore and really take-in the Sculptor’s Studio, Ranger talks, and information offered.

Wax museums aren’t our favorite thing, but when it’s free and a rainy day, well, there ya go!  Again, another audio tour is included with a $10 per person admission, and again, we were disappointed. The wax presidents just didn’t look very much like the real thing, and this place was also outdated ~ notice the sign……

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