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Great Sculpture

This piece is on the grounds around the capitol and is a tribute to victims of a plane crash. The... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Palatine, Illinois
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Impressive sculpture

Right next to the State Capitol is a statue of 2 dark coloured stallions fighting. It’s a memorial... read more

Reviewed September 12, 2018
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This piece is on the grounds around the capitol and is a tribute to victims of a plane crash. The plane was carrying the governor and five others and all perished. The grandeur and the physicality of the statues make it a great piece. Stop...More

Thank bLiselotte
Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

Right next to the State Capitol is a statue of 2 dark coloured stallions fighting. It’s a memorial to a governor and staff who were killed in an airplane crash. It’s probably not somewhere you would visit on it’s own, but great to see as...More

Thank BigMerk
Reviewed September 23, 2017

This is a beautiful and detailed sculpture dedicated as a memorial to a former governor who was killed in a plane crash. We didn't know the story of Governor Mickleson's death, so it was nice to learn a little bit about him through this monument....More

Thank Go2theZoo
Reviewed September 20, 2017

The black fighting horses looked so good fighting each other. The detail is pretty amazing and the sunlight falling on it makes it even more interesting. It is tucked away so drive slowly or you will miss it. Good place to park is on the...More

Thank Marathon59
Reviewed August 15, 2017

Such a beautiful tribute to those killed in the plane crash. Visiting in August, all the plants and trees surrounding the statue were so lush and green. Well done!

Thank mom57033
Reviewed January 12, 2017

It is not every day that you lose the Governor of a State but this moving Memorial in the Capitol Grounds doesn't just pay tribute to Gov. George Mickelson but also to his ill fated 7 companions, State Employees , Business Leaders , the Pilot...More

1  Thank Skeney57
Reviewed August 23, 2016

A memorial to Governor George Mickelson and 5 others who died in April of 1993 this is an incredible life size statute. If you are on the grounds of the Capitol you must take a few minutes to visit this.

Thank Dawson L
Reviewed February 4, 2016

Just a lovely memorial, full of energy and vibrance. A similar statue is at Crazy Horse Mountain as well, if you wish to view it sometime. This was a beautiful addition to the lovely State Capitol grounds.

Thank B Alice T
Reviewed January 26, 2016

I think it's an excellent idea honoring the men of the plane crash in 1993...I may not have been alive yet, but still...

Thank Devin L
Reviewed January 1, 2016

Excellent sculpture to view on the outer boundaries of the South Dakota State Capitol Grounds. This is one area that must be seen by walking around the area.

1  Thank JAKIllinois
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