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Address: Pierre, SD

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Stunning and beautiful

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Dawson L
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Pierre, South Dakota, United States
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Pierre, South Dakota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank B Alice T
Veblen, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars 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...

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Thank Devin L
llinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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.

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St. Louis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

To build a state from a wild territory takes passion, persistence and determination. This exquisite sculpture in memory of state leaders very accurately displays these characteristics.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

A memorial to the 5 men that died in a plane crash, including state governor. I was surprised I did not remember it, but when I looked at the date ... I was out of the country at the time. Powerful rendition of stallions.

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Jamestown, North Dakota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I liked the memorial and took pictures all around. Neat in its purpose for commemorating the men who died in the crash.

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Miller, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This sculpture is very beautiful and exceptionally detailed. It was sculpted by Korczak Ziolkowski who started Crazy Horse memorial near Custer, South Dakota. I hope that Crazy Horse will be completed in my lifetime, but it is doubtful. T. Denny Sanford gave Crazy Horse $10 Million to complete the horse's head. I hope that gets done in the next few... More 

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Yankton, South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The sculpture was very impressive for it's detail. The setting was lovely. Learned something new from the story behind it.

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Port Townsend, Wa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Very dramatic sculpture by Korczak Ziolkowski, who was the designer of the in-process still Crazy Horse Memorial. The design and execution are exceptional. I wasn't aware of its history, but was still moved by its power. It captures the fighting spirit of the west, a fierceness and determination. Well worth some moments of contemplation and admiration..

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