Thursday, June 21, 2018
There is not much to say complimenting Mount Rushmore that others have not said. I will say I didn't expect to like it as much as I did. The parking was easy and the walk not so long to get to a good view of the monument at the Grand Terrace. There are stairs but also elevator so anyone should be able to access the museum level. They are renovating the artist studio so that side of it is closed for a while and that was mentioned on their website. The food that was available was a cafeteria style with three stations. There was a full meal area, Grill area for burgers and such, and then another one that I didn't pay much attention to. There were vegan options in my line which was the full meal. The food was better than I would have expected and included such items as a pot roast meal, vegan wrap, meatloaf Etc. My husband decided to go to one of the other lines and came back with a bison hot dog which he said was good. Outside was another Grill and the burgers they were serving smelled wonderful. You can eat indoors or Outdoors. As with all national parks I have visited, you cannot bring your dog or other pets Intuit. But the parking deck had a lower level out of sunlight and you may leave your dog in your vehicle and I saw many people in fact they left their cars running with the AC on. The museum itself was very interesting and it was also a film that was very informative and good to watch to understand what it took to make such a really great Memorial to America's idea of freedom and democracy.