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Saturday, April 20, 2013

R for A-Z Challenge

R-Rapid City, South Dakota

 
 
 
 
Probably the most famous thing you will find here is Mount Rushmore
A truly amazing site and one that you can see for miles and miles. To read more about this amazing feat click here
 
 
 
 
sorry but I can't resist this popular cartoon that has circulated around.....
from the Canadian side.
 
 
 
 
 
To follow the theme of this popular attraction the city has erected many statues of Presidents around town
Here's a few for your viewing pleasure....

 James Madison


 
 JFK
 
 Richard Nixon
 
 
 
Ronald Regan
 
 Bill Clinton
 
 
You really need to go and see the Crazy Horse statue that is a work in progress
You can appreciate the challenge of this endeavor
 
 
 
 
 
 
Isn't this magnificent?
“Mitakuye Oyasin,” or “We are all related” is a sculpture depicting the Lakota Sioux philosophy that all two-legged and four-leggeds are spiritually connected.
 
 
Don't miss this peaceful spot....
 
Chapel in the Hills
 
 
 
Arriving visitors are greeted at the "Stabbur," which is an authentic grass-roofed store house, built in Norway and assembled on site. A Lutheran church that hold services every evening in the summertime.
 
 
 
Get up close and personal at the Custer State Park
 
 
 
 
Happy Trails
 

6 comments:

Nancy said...

I've visited this area many times (my parents were raised in SD) and have seen most of the things you featured.

Granny Annie said...

How great it would be to plan a trip to all your alphabet places! You should be paid for this publicity.

Changes in the wind said...

Granny...that would be a dream come true:)I would love getting paid to do this type of thing!

Lady Di Tn said...

If I went there, I would have to pose with each one. LOL I loved the last one best with the eagle and Chief on the world. Great one. Peace

Connie Gruning said...

I am determined one day to get to South Dakota. I really want to see Mount Rushmore. I love the statues in town. I didn't know they even existed. EXCELLENT post!! Love the photo's.
Connie
A to Z-ing to the end
Peanut Butter and Whine

Kimmy K said...

Great photos :) There are so many more places that I would love to visit.

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