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A Piece of History

This small outdoor exhibit/park is by the civic center. It includes a full height section of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
william s
Marietta, Georgia
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Informative, reflective, outdoor exhibit with sections of the actual Berlin Wall. Definitely worth... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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206 N 8th Street, Rapid City, SD 57702
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This small outdoor exhibit/park is by the civic center. It includes a full height section of the wall and multiple explanation panels. It was given in honor of the USAF supporting the West Berliner’s survival during the cold war.

Thank william s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Informative, reflective, outdoor exhibit with sections of the actual Berlin Wall. Definitely worth a stop.

Thank r0adtripper62
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They have erected a small portion of the old Berlin Wall in a park in Rapid City. This memorial serves as a reminder of the horrors of that era in history.

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 15 September 2018

An authentic piece of the wall. Especially poignant for those of us who remember the wall, the Berlin Airlift and Checkpoint Charlie. Contrary to another review, it's not a "replica." It's part of the real thing. History and pictures are provided. Might not mean much...More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 5 September 2018

If you are in the neighborhood, this is a great drive by. I would not travel very far to see it however. Parking is plentiful as well.

Reviewed 1 September 2018

Before researching online for our upcoming vacation to Black Hills area, I did not know how this region was directly involved in cold war era American nuclear defense. While visiting Rapid City, we visited the Air and Space Museum and Minuteman missile sites. Our trip...More

Thank Gautam B
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Not nearly as big an exhibit as I was expecting. Honestly thought it was an indoor thing, but it is outside and not real big. They do have two sections of the wall here, and several informational displays. All in all not bad... but was...More

Thank schillke
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Quick and Interesting facts about how and why the wall existed. Good for people of a certain age who even remember the significance of the wall coming down. Worth the stop.

Thank Craig M
Reviewed 4 August 2018

I was surprised to see pieces of the Berlin Wall in South Dakota. The display is well done with good signage. It's nice to see that history is being displayed and remembered.

Thank TeacherEngineer
Reviewed 3 August 2018

We toured this area in about 10-15 minutes. Tells the story of why the Wall was built and has part of the Wall on display. Learned the US suggested to the Soviets to build a wall. Never knew that!

Thank TrashTalkers
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