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    “City of Presidents” sculptures in Rapid City reveal this region’s patriotism and fondness for our nation’s leaders.

“City of Presidents” sculptures in Rapid City reveal this region’s patriotism and fondness for our nation’s leaders. In fact, Rapid City has been honored with the designation of "Most Patriotic Best Small Town in the United States" in part because of this fantastic city tour. Standing or seated on busy street corners downtown, life-sized bronze statues of 42 U.S. Presidents surprise pedestrians and motorists. The City of Presidents project is an artistic approach to economic development conceived by Rapid City businessman Don Perdue and is 100% privately financed. It’s a collaboration of U.S. history, American patriotism, public sculpture and national pride.

Stop in at the City of Presidents Visitor Center at 631 Main to see the original sculptures, info on each Executive and a walking tour map. 

Franklin Pierce

Corner of 9th St. & Main St.

Sculptor: 
James Van Nuys

George Bush Sr.

Corner of 6th St. & Main St.

Sculptor: 
Edward Hvlaka

George W. Bush

Corner of 5th St. and St. Joseph St.

Sculptor: 
James Michael Maher

George Washington

Corner of 6th St. & St. Joseph St.

Sculptor: 
Lee Leuning and Sherri Treeby

Gerald Ford

Corner of 7th St. & St. Joseph St.

Sculptor: 
James Michael Maher

Grover Cleveland

Corner of 4th St. & St. Joseph St.

Sculptor: 
James Michael Maher

Harry S. Truman

Corner of Mt. Rushmore Rd. & St. Joseph St.

Sculptor: 
James Michael Maher

Herbert Hoover

Corner of 5th St. & Main St.

Sculptor: 
James Michael Maher

James Buchanan

Corner of 9th St. & Main St.

Sculptor: 
James Michael Maher

James Garfield

Corner of 4th St. & Main St.

Sculptor: 
John Lopez