National Museum of Woodcarving, Custer

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There are four different sections of our museum tour - (1) Wooden Nickel Theater where you learn about the creator of 36 scenes, some have over 1100 woodcarvings, Dr. Niblack, who was an original animator of Disneyland, and demonstrates how a woodcarving is created, taking a block of wood and turning it into a work of art [over 10 hours of work compressed into just a few minutes], (2) the life-work of original animator of Disneyland, Dr. Niblack, 36 scenes, some life-size, which come to life at the push of a button, (3) woodcarving studio of Keith Morrill, a member of Caricature Carvers of America, and (4) museum gallery which offers over 70 woodcarvers creations for sale [ranging from under $10 to over $5000]. We also offer a seperate gift shop and snack shop. We invite your entire family to stop for an hour or more for a memorable part of your vacation in the Black Hills. Open daily from May 1st thru late October each year. Only two miles west of Custer, South Dakota.

Check out our virtual tour on our website www.blackhills.com/woodcarving
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  • This attraction is just outside of Custer. The museum is fascinating and there is also a gift shop with a few carvings and nicer upscale souvineer art pieces  more »
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