City of Presidents | Rapid City | Black Hills & Badlands - South Dakota

City of Presidents | Rapid City

  • City of Presidents | Rapid City

“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. 

A President for Every Corner

Thomas Jefferson
Public Sculpture

Thomas Jefferson

Woodrow Wilson
Public Sculpture

Woodrow Wilson

Jimmy Carter
Public Sculpture

Jimmy Carter

George W. Bush
Public Sculpture

George W. Bush

Millard Fillmore
Public Sculpture

Millard Fillmore

William Henry Harrison
Public Sculpture

William Henry Harrison

Abraham Lincoln
Public Sculpture

Abraham Lincoln

William McKinley
Public Sculpture

William McKinley

John F. Kennedy
Public Sculpture

John F. Kennedy

Andrew Johnson
Public Sculpture

Andrew Johnson

James Buchanan
Public Sculpture

James Buchanan

George Bush Sr.
Public Sculpture

George Bush Sr.