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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  • Good history lesson. Everyone needs to see how America got where it is today! !!
  • 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!
  • This exhibit was amazing. The life-size figures along with the narrators accounts of the meeting were educational and inspiring.

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