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A Touching Tribute

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... read more

Reviewed 13 January 2017
Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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1,419 reviews
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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 etc. The bronze statue is a re-working of a 1930's wooden statue and symbolizes the... More 

Thank Skeney57
Pierre, South Dakota, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 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
South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 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
Veblen, South Dakota
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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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
St. Louis
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100 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
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
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 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
Jamestown, North Dakota, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 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
Miller, South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
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 Million to complete the horse's head. I hope that gets done in the next few... More 

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Yankton, South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2014

The sculpture was very impressive for it's detail. The setting was lovely. Learned something new from the story behind it.

1 Thank ladybug311

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