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Presidents Park - CLOSED

11249 Presidents Park Loop, Lead, SD 57754-3846
+1 605-584-9925
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A stroll through time... If you love history and want to show your children the President's then... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2014
Gillette, Wyoming

Closed- closed! Don't even think about stopping. Even when it was open , it was an.....if u build... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2013
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With all 42 Presidents sculpted busts standing ten-time life size in a lavish Black Hills Garden on a nature trail complete with Presidents history and biographical information. Artist David Adickes sculpted the huge busts of all 42 presidents of the United States over the last five years and transported them to Deer Mountain near Lead and Deadwood, South Dakota between Mount Rushmore and Devils Tower Wyoming. The Presidents Park sculpture garden is 20 acres of beautiful, mountain meadows with towering Ponderosa pines and wild flowers. A gentle trail meanders through the trees and is bordered by the monumental busts. Beside each bust is a panel with biographical and other relevant information pertaining to that President. A large, chalet-styled visitors center contains a gift shop, Cafe D'Artiste, with a light gourmet menu, and a Starbucks Coffee House. Also available in the center are books, history & articles of relevance to the presidents. Other art objects are also on display. And an educational center is planned in the near future. Our full service VISITORS CENTER opens June 1, 2002 with local Music, Art Exhibits and Starbucks Specials.
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23 Jul 2014
“Our leaders”
2 Sep 2013
11249 Presidents Park Loop, Lead, SD 57754-3846
11249 Presidents Park Loop, Lead, SD 57754-3846
+1 605-584-9925

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Reviewed 23 July 2014

A stroll through time... If you love history and want to show your children the President's then this is a nice little walk at your on time and pace...

1  Thank doreanabland
Reviewed 2 September 2013 via mobile

Closed- closed! Don't even think about stopping. Even when it was open , it was an.....if u build it people will stop. Way Bette ways to spend your $$$$ in the Hills.

1  Thank StrongholdHeadbands
Reviewed 27 May 2013

From the onset this attraction was an eyesore in the Black Hills. It is closed now, and will be wonderful when the black eye is removed from the highway.

3  Thank CarpeTony
Reviewed 5 July 2012

We had read about this but when we made our way up the hill, it was closed and it appears it has been closed for a while.

9  Thank brigida1998
Reviewed 1 January 2012

Too expensive to get in, plenty of other places in the area to learn about the Presidents

3  Thank rpdmom
Reviewed 1 February 2011

This attraction is no longer located at the original site. One statue still stands at the entrance with a sign over the gate saying that they're trying to set up somewhere else. We noticed more of the large busts on our way south from Rapid...More

3  Thank dorsalmo
Reviewed 12 September 2008

Peaceful wooded setting off the beaten path. Great refresher history lesson for those of us way past our grade school days. Well done displays although George W looks a little pale. Dad is by his side across the way from Bubba. There was no one...More

3  Thank fuzzi_logic
Reviewed 1 December 2007

It was deserted in the middle of a warm autumn afternoon. The park setting was not as big as we expected, but provided a gentle stroll. I can't vouch for the true likeness of all the heads because I don't remember any before JFK, but...More

5  Thank megsnan
Reviewed 10 June 2006

This was my favorite place in a long while. The directions were accurate but the signage was poor to find it - thank goodness for the periodic Lincoln heads on the roadway. What was most fun was my firneds and I discussing weird facts of...More

2  Thank cheruvian
Reviewed 6 June 2005

I recommend this highly. The setting is incredible. As you stroll along a path lined by busts of the Presidents, you hear the breeze rustling through the trees and smell the pure mountain air. I have been there a couple of times and it is...More

3  Thank sdtripper
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