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

City of Presidents | Rapid City

  • City of Presidents | Rapid City

Tour the City of Presidents in downtown Rapid City.

Visitors to Downtown Rapid City are greeted by the City of Presidents, a series of life-size bronze statues of our nation’s past presidents along the city’s streets and sidewalks. Whether you’re enjoying downtown shopping, dining or other attractions, you can experience this walking tour for free. Simply download the walking tour guide here.

The City of Presidents project began in 2000 to honor the legacy of the American presidency. Each sculpture is privately funded, and the pattern of placement was chosen to maintain an orderly structure and eliminate any sense of favoritism or political gain. The City of Presidents is part of the Rapid City Historic District Tour.

Learn more about the presidential sculptures below.

A President for Every Corner

Franklin Pierce
Public Sculpture

Franklin Pierce

George Bush Sr.
Public Sculpture

George Bush Sr.

James Monroe
Public Sculpture

James Monroe

George W. Bush
Public Sculpture

George W. Bush

Andrew Johnson
Public Sculpture

Andrew Johnson

John F. Kennedy
Public Sculpture

John F. Kennedy

Zachary Taylor
Public Sculpture

Zachary Taylor

George Washington
Public Sculpture

George Washington

Ulysses S. Grant
Public Sculpture

Ulysses S. Grant

Barack Obama
Public Sculpture

Barack Obama

Rutherford Hayes
Public Sculpture

Rutherford Hayes

William McKinley
Public Sculpture

William McKinley