John F. Kennedy and son statue.

Statue #35: John F. Kennedy

Field review by the editors.

Rapid City, South Dakota

John F. Kennedy (1961-1963) still tugs at America's heartstrings nearly 60 years after his assassination. His bronze statue, sculpted by John Lopez, shows him as a doting father, smiling and walking with his young son John-John, holding his hand and a small airplane -- one of the boy's favorite toys. Both would die young -- John-John at 38 while piloting a small airplane. According to Rapid City's Visitors Bureau, JFK is one of the most popular of its 40+ President statues.

Kennedy's continuing appeal is evident across Roadside America -- check out our JFK Tourist Guide.

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President Kennedy, his assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, and his assassin, Jack Ruby, all died at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas.

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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 #35: John F. Kennedy

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