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City of Presidents Info Center

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Rapid City, South Dakota

Since 2000, Rapid City has been populating its downtown street corners with life-size bronze statues of all 40+ former U.S. Presidents (The time delay between a President leaving office and appearing as a statue is about one year). The figures, sculpted by a half-dozen different South Dakota artists, are not cold, suit-wearing men on pedestals. They're designed to more intimately showcase the personalities of each President, and they stand on the sidewalk so that you can get right next to each one.

City of Presidents Info Center.

Tracking down a specific President -- Where-oh-where is Chester A. Arthur? -- can take time, so the downtown Information Center supplies free walking tour paper maps to guide visitors to the street corner and President of their choosing.

The statues are within a few blocks of each other downtown, so you might use the map to visit the 40+ in chronological order, or just spot one while strolling or having lunch, and be surprised (or baffled) at what you find. Why is that fat President pitching a baseball? Why is that suit-wearing President dressed as a cowboy?

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City of Presidents Info Center

Rapid City Visitor Center

512 Main St., Rapid City, SD
Rapid City Visitor Center. The Info Center -- where you can pick up a walking tour map of the street corner Presidents -- is downtown, on the north side of Main St. between 6th and 5th Sts (Presidents Adams and Hoover).
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Statue #31: Herbert HooverStatue #31: Herbert Hoover, Rapid City, SD - < 1 mi.
Statue # 2: John AdamsStatue # 2: John Adams, Rapid City, SD - < 1 mi.
Statue #41: George BushStatue #41: George Bush, Rapid City, SD - < 1 mi.
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Statue #36: Lyndon B. Johnson, Rapid City, SD - < 1 mi.

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