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Rapid City Vacations What To Do The City of Presidents

The City of Presidents
Downtown Rapid City
DOWNTOWN RAPID CITY

Tour the City of Presidents in Downtown
Rapid City


Visitors to historic downtown Rapid City are greeted by the City of Presidents, a series of life-size bronze statues of our nation’s past presidents along the city’s streets and sidewalks. Whether you’re enjoying downtown shopping, dining or other attractions, you can enjoy these sculptures free.

The City of Presidents project began in 2000 to honor the legacy of the American presidency. Each of the sculptures is privately funded, and the pattern of placement was chosen to maintain a coherent structure and eliminate any sense of favoritism or political gain. The City of Presidents is part of the Rapid City Historic District Tour.
 

Read More About the Presidents

Learn and read more about the presidents by purchasing the More than Presidents book. This book gives an inside look of  the personal lives of the men who shaped this nation.


The Presidents

(In Alphabetical Order)

John Adams
John Adams

John Quincy Adams
John Quincy Adams
 

 Chester Arthur
Chester Arthur

James Buchanan
James Buchanan

George Bush, Sr.
George Bush, Sr.

George W. Bush
George W. Bush

Jimmy Carter
Jimmy Carter

Grover Cleveland
Grover Cleveland

Coming Soon
Bill Clinton

Calvin Coolidge
Calvin Coolidge

Dwight D. Eisenhower
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Millard Fillmore
Millard Fillmore

Gerald Ford
Gerald Ford

James Garfield
James Garfield

Ulysses S. Grant
Ulysses S. Grant

Warren G. Harding
Warren G. Harding

Benjamin Harrison
Benjamin Harrison

William Henry Harrison
William Henry Harrison

 Rutherford Hayes
Rutherford Hayes

Herbert Hoover
Herbert Hoover

Andrew Jackson
Andrew Jackson

Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson

Andrew Johnson
Andrew Johnson

Lyndon B. Johnson
Lyndon B. Johnson

John F. Kennedy
John F. Kennedy

Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln

James Madison
James Madison

William McKinley
William McKinley

James Monroe
James Monroe

Richard M. Nixon
Richard M. Nixon

Coming Soon
Barack Obama

Franklin Pierce
Franklin Pierce

James Polk
James Polk

Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan

Franklin D Roosevelt
Franklin D Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt

Zachary Taylor
Zachary Taylor

Harry S. Truman
Harry S. Truman

John Tyler
John Tyler

Martin Van Buren
Martin Van Buren

George Washington
George Washington

Woodrow Wilson
Woodrow Wilson

   
City of Presidents Map
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View City of Presidents Walking Brochure


The sculptures were created by five talented South Dakota artists:

 

Artists:
Edward E. Hlavka
Lee Leuning and Sherri Treeby
John Lopez
James Michael Maher
James Van Nuys

 

For more information, visit the City of President's Information Center located at:
  631Main Street (Downtown)
Rapid City, SD 57701.

Hours
Open 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Monday through Saturday
June 1st through October 1st


Founder and President
Don Perdue

Vice President
Dallerie Davis