Skip to Main Content

Jimmy Carter Statue.v

Statue #39: Jimmy Carter

Field review by the editors.

Rapid City, South Dakota

Jimmy Carter (1977-1981) was always happiest when he wasn't President, and his statue by John Lopez shows him at just such a time: Jimmy stands, suit jacket draped across one arm, hand upraised and waving. The pose is modeled on a photo of Jimmy campaigning in his summer shirtsleeves in 1976 -- but because of the statue's position on the sidewalk it looks like he's waving across the street at the President who defeated him in 1980: Ronald Reagan. At the base of Carter's statue, a decoratively framed inscription features one of his signature peanuts.

Amazing Arcana of the Presidents

Jimmy Carter Statue.

If you like craft beer, thank Jimmy Carter; as President, he deregulated the beer industry.

[Discover more fascinating details in the Roadside Presidents iPhone app!]

City of Presidents

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.

Roadside Presidents
Roadside Presidents App for iPhone. Find this attraction and more: museums, birthplaces, graves of the Chief Execs, first ladies, pets, assassins and wannabes. Prez bios and oddball trivia. Available on the App Store.

Also see: America's Street Corner Presidents

Statue #39: Jimmy Carter

601 St Joseph St., Rapid City, SD
Downtown. Southwest corner of St Joseph and 6th Sts.
Save to My Sights

Nearby Offbeat Places

Statue # 1: George WashingtonStatue # 1: George Washington, Rapid City, SD - < 1 mi.
Statue #17: Andrew JohnsonStatue #17: Andrew Johnson, Rapid City, SD - < 1 mi.
Statue #40: Ronald ReaganStatue #40: Ronald Reagan, Rapid City, SD - < 1 mi.
In the region:
Statue #12: Zachary Taylor, Rapid City, SD - < 1 mi.

More Quirky Attractions in South Dakota

Stories, reports and tips on tourist attractions and odd sights in South Dakota.

Explore Thousands of Unique Roadside Landmarks!

Strange and amusing destinations in the US and Canada are our specialty. Start here.
Use's Attraction Maps to plan your next road trip.

My Sights

My Sights on Roadside America

Map and Plan Your Own Roadside Adventure ...Try My Sights

Mobile Apps

Roadside America app: iPhone, iPad Roadside America app for iPhone, iPad. On-route maps, 1,000s of photos, special research targets! ...More

Roadside Presidents app: iPhone, iPad Roadside Presidents app for iPhone, iPad. POTUS landmarks, oddities. ...More

South Dakota Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Poozeum: Dinosaur Turds, Williams, Arizona (Jun 10-16, 2024)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings