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Beautiful tribute

Such a beautiful tribute to those killed in the plane crash. Visiting in August, all the plants... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
mom57033
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Hartford, South Dakota
A Touching Tribute

It is not every day that you lose the Governor of a State but this moving Memorial in the Capitol... read more

Reviewed 13 January 2017
Skeney57
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Such a beautiful tribute to those killed in the plane crash. Visiting in August, all the plants and trees surrounding the statue were so lush and green. Well done!

Thank mom57033
Reviewed 13 January 2017

It is not every day that you lose the Governor of a State but this moving Memorial in the Capitol Grounds doesn't just pay tribute to Gov. George Mickelson but also to his ill fated 7 companions, State Employees , Business Leaders , the Pilot...More

1  Thank Skeney57
Reviewed 24 August 2016

A memorial to Governor George Mickelson and 5 others who died in April of 1993 this is an incredible life size statute. If you are on the grounds of the Capitol you must take a few minutes to visit this.

Thank Dawson L
Reviewed 5 February 2016

Just a lovely memorial, full of energy and vibrance. A similar statue is at Crazy Horse Mountain as well, if you wish to view it sometime. This was a beautiful addition to the lovely State Capitol grounds.

Thank B Alice T
Reviewed 26 January 2016

I think it's an excellent idea honoring the men of the plane crash in 1993...I may not have been alive yet, but still...

Thank Devin L
Reviewed 1 January 2016

Excellent sculpture to view on the outer boundaries of the South Dakota State Capitol Grounds. This is one area that must be seen by walking around the area.

1  Thank JAKIllinois
Reviewed 28 July 2015

To build a state from a wild territory takes passion, persistence and determination. This exquisite sculpture in memory of state leaders very accurately displays these characteristics.

Thank C0untryfan
Reviewed 24 July 2015

A memorial to the 5 men that died in a plane crash, including state governor. I was surprised I did not remember it, but when I looked at the date ... I was out of the country at the time. Powerful rendition of stallions.

Thank BlueBarron3
Reviewed 10 March 2015

I liked the memorial and took pictures all around. Neat in its purpose for commemorating the men who died in the crash.

Thank Clifford W
Reviewed 10 December 2014

This sculpture is very beautiful and exceptionally detailed. It was sculpted by Korczak Ziolkowski who started Crazy Horse memorial near Custer, South Dakota. I hope that Crazy Horse will be completed in my lifetime, but it is doubtful. T. Denny Sanford gave Crazy Horse $10...More

1  Thank Wayne A
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