Founding Fathers Black Hills, Rapid City

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  • August 5, 2017
    This is an extremely accurate, life size display of the famous Signing of the Declaration of Independence painting. Really impressive. And the short show is very informative without getting too detail...  more »
  • August 2, 2017
    We stopped here because my oldest son really wanted to shoot a musket gun. Since that was the main purpose of our stop, quite honestly we did not view the exhibit. We did view the replica of the Liber...  more »
  • July 30, 2017
    History buffs will love this place! This exhibit is beautifully executed. It features a recreation of the painting of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. All around the room in "Independen...  more »
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  • June 12, 2017
    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!
  • July 4, 2017
    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.
  • July 4, 2017
    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!
  • June 27, 2017
    Was really interesting. Ben Franklin and the others look so real. The musket shooting was good also.
  • June 15, 2017
    Nothing to see for free. Cost was 25 dollars each person. Would not recommend

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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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