Martin Van Buren


700-798 Main St
Rapid City, SD  57701

44.081767, -103.230531

Eighth President of the United States


Location: Corner of Mt. Rushmore Rd. & Main St.

Sculptor: Edward Hlavka


  • His administration began with “The Panic of 1837”, which was a depression that lasted until 1845
  • Unlike the seven presidents before him, he was the first president to born a citizen of the United States
  • Since he only stood about five feet and six inches tall he was nicknamed “Little Magician”