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Hermosa, South Dakota: Big President Heads

Big busts of Presidents Reagan, George W. Bush, and JFK rise out of an open field, giving travelers an alternate to the other four Big President Heads down the road at Mount Rushmore.

State Hwy 79, Hermosa, SD
Hwy 79, north of the Hwy 40 intersection and on the west side.
Always visible, if they don't move again. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Bush head.

Big President Heads

Very easy to see right from the highway. Fun for kids to climb on.

[madmonkey, 08/02/2013]

JFK and admirers.

Big President Heads

Big enough for the kids to climb on!

[M Bentley, 08/12/2012]

That President Kennedy -- still attracting young admirers.

Presidents heads.

Big President Heads

These busts certainly caught me by surprise as I had not been staying on top of my roadside attractions after Wall Drug. Definitely a must don't run across 15 ft. tall busts of presidents every day.

[Suz, 07/13/2012]

Three Presidents.

Three Big President Busts

Three large Presidential busts, about 15 feet high, look like they've recently been put in place. They stand in front of the Rockin' R Saloon & Steakhouse on South Dakota Hwy 79. Do you think they were to be called "The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly?" Probably not.

[Jim Hejl, 07/25/2011]

Until we hear otherwise, we assume these are the same three giant heads -- JFK, Reagan, GWB -- that sat near Mt. Rushmore south of Rapid City to advertise Presidents Park in Lead.

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