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Founding Fathers Black Hills, Rapid City

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In Rapid City you'll find a variety of hotels and motels, but you can expect their rates to vary considerably depending on the season. Those located downtown provide easy walking access to some of the area's most popular restaurants and bars. Visitors wanting to explore the iconic Mount Rushmore or Custer State Park attractions may prefer the convenience of a hotel along Interstate 90. If you want a scenic escape, look for a bed and breakfast, campsite, or cabin in the surrounding Black Hills National Forest.
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  • I thoroughly enjoyed this museum. The importance of this history gives me goose bumps. This is how we all started! What a fight they gave! Jake was our tour guide, the knowledge he had, the informatio...  more »
  • Those that run this attraction truly love our country and teach others about the history of the Founding Fathers. The exhibit is amazing - you learn about each of the men you were a part of writing an...  more »
  • My husband and I both LOVED this attraction. First of all, you drive up to a careful re-creation of Independence Hall in Philadelphia, complete with a Liberty Bell that you can ring. When the docent o...  more »
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  • Very well done wax (?) sculptures which recreate the famous painting of the signing of the declaration of independence. Well done audio history briefly explaining what was going on during that time in history. Biographies along the wall of all the signers. Great exhibit, outstanding staff who are personable and knowledgeable. Definitely worth the visit and interesting for the kids too...don't miss your chance to ring the giant liberty bell outside!
  • Quite good! Great for families and surprisingly objective (not perfect but still). Our guide (interpeter) Jake was great too. The building is a pretty good facsimilie of Independence Hall (complete with liberty bell) though minor liberties were taken (such as the bell being more stainless than pig iron). Would be great for those who especially want to shoot a musket. Actual exhibit is an interesting combination of sculptures and oral presentations.
  • This IS a must see if you are a Patriot! If you have forgotten the story behind America's Independence as framed in the Declaration of Independence, you can get refreshed here. The presentation is well done and the resin statues are very detailed. THEN - shoot a musket!
  • Was really interesting. Ben Franklin and the others look so real. The musket shooting was good also.
  • Nothing to see for free. Cost was 25 dollars each person. Would not recommend