Founding Fathers Black Hills, Rapid City

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  • 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 »
  • While planning our trip to the Black Hills, I came across this place and I could resist stopping. The information we learned here is not often taught in school and seeing the famous painting brought t...  more »
  • This place is so accomodating and family friendly! Easy parking, eating options, gift shops. Try to catch the evening lighting ceremony; you will never forget it!  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

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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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