Founding Fathers Black Hills, Rapid City

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  • I went here to shoot a real musket. Their sign assures people that it's a REAL musket. I mean, a real one is extra-special, right? I'm just being honest. I heard the gun guy tell the couple before me ...  more »
  • This was a great experience .See just what Most of them gave up for OUR freedom. and see that there were many more then 4 or 5 that actually were involved in the writing of the constitution. also it w...  more »
  • Amazing views of Mt Rushmore. I wouldn't miss this. Hike was a bit difficult as I am recovering from an injury. Loved it.  more »
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  • Very interesting and informative ! Nice tour and interpreter led story at the beginning with time on your own to wander, read, learn & photograph after. Good amount of books and merchandise available in gift shop / lobby for purchase.
  • The Founding Father's exhibit represents both history and art. We enjoyed our visit very much.
  • 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!
  • Good history lesson. Everyone needs to see how America got where it is today! !!
  • 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.
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