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America's Founding Fathers Exhibit

Closed Now: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Totally Fascinating

This exhibit is for all ages. I learned so much from the hour I was in here than I did in the 3... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Learning and Discovery

We are a long time resident of Rapid City but have not visited this attraction until just recently... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2018
Rapid City, South Dakota
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We're all about the Declaration of Independence and the Revolutionary War and the perfect stop to or from Mount Rushmore. At America's Founding Fathers, where the centerpiece is the iconic "Declaration of Independence" painting by John Trumbull in a...more
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9815 S Highway 16, Rapid City, SD 57702-6579
+1 605-877-6043
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This exhibit is for all ages. I learned so much from the hour I was in here than I did in the 3 years of HS about history. It is fascinating to learn the back stories of the brave men who risked their lives to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kjamurray
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

We are a long time resident of Rapid City but have not visited this attraction until just recently. We were very impressed with the professionalism of the exhibits but the management and there personal attention they provided in their explanations of what we are about...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank somanyfoods
Reviewed 24 October 2018

We just managed to get here before closing time with so many things to see in the part of the country we just had to squeeze this in, the exhibition is so well displayed and the recorded talk over is well put together bring the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Coleen T
Reviewed 17 October 2018

Sometimes many of us think that some attraction far from the place/time it portrays is going to be tacky. This is not the case at this exhibit. Housed inside a small replica of Constitution Hall (I think) complete with a replica Liberty Bell, this attraction...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank babyboomer66
Reviewed 13 October 2018

really gives a feeling of what the founding fathers were concerned about - life size models posed like Trumbull's painting. The guide gave a very good introductory talk.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank James D
Reviewed 3 October 2018

I was totally unaware of this place before seeing billboards advertising it in the local area. I have never fired the flintlock type weapons so I decided to stop in and give it a shot. The main building is where you purchase the shooting experience...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank StevenP3559
Reviewed 24 September 2018

This was our first visit to the Founding Fathers and I don't think it will be our last. I'm a history fan and this made me feel as if I stepped into 1776. I felt the urge to sign right along with our founding fathers....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JulieViborgUSA
Reviewed 17 September 2018

This is a re-creation of the Turnbull painting. The statues are very nicely done. The audio presentation is very informative. A must for history buffs or true Americans interested in the work it took to begin the nation

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank vjlj
Reviewed 1 September 2018

Wasn't sure about this place. How interesting could it be? Well once again it's the places you don't expect to turn out the best. Loved it. Learned some as well. Good for kids.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Dolores W
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Thought we would just go for the shooting but so glad we visited the exhibit. Wish we had done this is past years when kids and grandkids were with us.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jolitarae
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Stephanie K
8 October 2017|
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Response from ChicagoPhilster | Reviewed this property |
You shoot at about 55 paces. You shoot about 120 yards from the main building.
24 June 2017|
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Response from JMAC2239 | Reviewed this property |
This is a fast HIGH level coverage of the Philadelphia happenings. There is a real wealth of information about this history period - both from the "tour presentation" and in books/info packets available,
6 June 2015|
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Response from FoundingFathersBH | Property representative |
Yes we will be open until at least Sept. 30. Please do visit us!