Public Sculptures | Black Hills & Badlands of South Dakota
Public Sculptures

Home to the world's two largest sculptures and many, many more

This is a place of big-time dreamers and do-ers and the inspired works of them. The world’s two largest sculptures are just 13 miles apart in the Black Hills: Mount Rushmore National Memorial & Crazy Horse Memorial. In addition to the mountain carvings, you will find other many other sculptures throughout the Black Hills; by acclaimed local artists and world-renown ones. There just seems to be something about this area that moves people to shape what they will; be it mountains, marble, bronze or clay. 

Here’s a compilation of other major statuary around the Black Hills.

City of Presidents

City of Presidents

“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.

Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Mount Rushmore National Memorial | Black Hills & Badlands of South Dakota

Mount Rushmore National Memorial is a large scale sculpture by artist Gutzon Borglum of America's most prominent Presidents from the first 150 years of democracy. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln &

Crazy Horse Memorial

Crazy Horse Memorial

A mythic warrior, a famed artist, his family and a canvas composed of granite are the elements that comprise the legendary past, present and future of the Crazy Horse Memorial.