A Piece Of The Berlin Wall In Rapid City
- Date Visited: July 30, 2021
- Address: 206 N 8th St #100, Rapid City, SD 57701
- Phone: (800) 487-3223
- Hours: 24/7
- Price: Free
Take a stroll through Memorial Park in the heart of Rapid City, South Dakota and you will stumble upon a piece of history.
The Berlin Wall Exhibit was installed in Memorial Park in 1996 and features two tank traps and two pieces of the Berlin Wall. It was once part of a traveling exhibit that came to the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology in the early 90’s.
Rapid City resident Dale Clement bought pieces from the exhibit for a few thousand and decided to put them on permanent display in the city. With the help of a few others the privately financed memorial was erected in the park.
Interpretive panels describing the events of the day leading up to the collapse of the wall, as well as the events that occurred afterward can also be found at the memorial.
The memorial is now owned by the city and is a popular attraction for visitors.
If in the area I highly recommend stopping by and checking it out. Read the plaques to learn more about the time period and actually touch a piece of history.