Andrew Jackson Statue.
Andrew Jackson insists that you delay your trip to Mt. Rushmore and stop in Rapid City.

Statue # 7: Andrew Jackson

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Rapid City, South Dakota

Andrew Jackson (1829-1837) came to the presidency as a war hero, and his statue depicts him in uniform, with riding boots and a sword tucked under his cape. He stands with a defiant expression on his face, arms folded, in front of a road sign directing traffic to out-of-town attractions. The positioning was probably not intentional, but Jackson certainly seems to be telling travelers to stay in town and look at all the President statues.

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Andrew Jackson Statue.

Jackson's pet parrot was removed from his funeral because it was swearing.

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Since 2000, Rapid City has commissioned and installed bronze statues of every former U.S. President on its downtown street corners. Visitors are encouraged to take a walking tour of the City of Presidents and inspect the nation's metallic Commanders in Chief. Paper guides are available year-round at the city's main Visitor Center at 512 Main St.

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Also see: America's Street Corner Presidents

Statue # 7: Andrew Jackson

Address:
801 Main St., Rapid City, SD
Directions:
Downtown. Southwest corner of Main St. and Mt Rushmore Rd.
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