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“A Lesson in American History”

City of Presidents Walking Tour
Ranked #5 of 19 Tours in Rapid City
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed July 17, 2012

Being from England a quick visit to Rapid City included walking along St. Joseph and Main Streets to see the life size bronzes of the American Presidents. Some we recognized easily, others were a complete mystery but the sign boards by each gave us a short history. We had a map showing where they were placed but didn't have time to see them all as the roads were very long!

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Reviewed July 14, 2012

Great idea...wish they were all closer together. Its a walk several blocks one way then over to another street. Then do it all again. Some statues are missing signs. Good site to see if you have a favorite president.

Thank sjccheer
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Reviewed July 10, 2012

The information center where this woman told us a few things to look for would have been more helpful at the beginning of the downtown area where the presidents start. She was very nice and told us a few things about the bronze statues, for instance that for the most part they were the same height as the presidents actually were except for a couple of them. The shops along the tour were very interesting as well. It was a good and interesting walk.

Thank Lee W
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Reviewed July 7, 2012

My in laws live in the Hills, so we have been visiting the area for several years on a regular basis, and it is very apparent that, in the last ten years, Rapid City has really worked hard at making their downtown area more of a tourist destination. Rapid City is one of the only, or one of the only cities to have a complete set of bronze Presidential statues in its city. The statues are located on the corners within about 8-10 blocks on the streets of Main and St. Joseph steets downtown. Before seeing the statues, I would first recommend visiting the Presidential information center on the corner of 7th & Main, especially if you have children with you. This is the key to getting the kids involved in learning about the Presidents because you can pick up a scavenger hunt guide to the statues. The booklet contains a map and a little bit of information about each President and the sculptor who created each. If you find all of the clues, you can bring your completed booklet back and receive a free drink. My son is 7 and was more than willing to work for the prize; plus he enjoyed having his picture taken next to many of the statues. We had a lot of fun checking out all of the statues and will probably return again once our toddler is a bit older so she can join in on the learning.

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Reviewed May 26, 2012

Rapid City has about 40 or so bronze sculptures of past presidents around the downtown area. Most are full-sized. They are quite impressive and not something you would expect to see. Each depicts a president in different poses, emphasizing some unique aspect of their personality such as Reagan wearing a cowboy hat

1  Thank ron114
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