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Mount Rushmore National Memorial

13000 S Dakota 244

Mount Rushmore National Memorial is visited by nearly three million people each year that come to marvel at the majestic beauty of the Black Hills of South Dakota and learn about the birth, growth, development and preservation of the country. From the history of the first inhabitants to the diversity of America today, Mount Rushmore brings visitors face to face with the rich heritage we all share.


Dave Jones

Monday, July 9, 2018
You have to go and check it off the list. And seeing the faces is pretty awesome, however half of the trail was closed off and we weren't able to see more historical events in the visitors center. Lots of great photo opportunities. You can sit down and eat, get souvenirs and get a free mini tour from the park rangers. The amphitheater is big and I'm sure presentations are awesome. Make sure you visit Crazy Horse. They give you a much better experience!

Kathleen Lorenzen

Monday, July 9, 2018
A MUST SEE!!! Everyone should see this spectacular monument on the side of The Black Hills mountain. Four of our past-presidents faces are carved in the mountain Washington, Lincoln, Jefferson, and Teddy Roosevelt. The ceremony at night honored veterans who have served our country and was very emotional for the men that participated. They also had spotlights shining on the mountain side @ night illuminating the past Presidents faces. Very cool indeed and very patriotic!


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.

Susan Clark

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
This is an amazing sculpture and part of American history. At the current time (June 2018), the walking path is being worked on. That does take away from the experience, so you might want to check their website for details and progress. If you can go on a cooler day, it's definitely better. Be sure to see the 15-minute movie during your visit and walk through the exhibits. The only cost is a $10 parking fee, which in today's economy is pretty good.

Jamie Stahler

Thursday, May 31, 2018
Simply amazing. The cost is actually free, what you pay for is parking which is provided through a number of parking decks. There is also plenty of handicap parking available. You can see Mount Rushmore from the road as you pull up but when you walk up on it as you enter the park, it's breath taking. You walk through a corridor where there's a gift shop, bathrooms and an information booth that leads to a large observation deck. From there, you can take an elevator or steps down a level that has a theater which tells the story of Mount Rushmore. There is a gift shop and bathrooms in this area as well as a few very cool areas that serve as a bit of a museum. This is a great place to visit on your own or with your family.

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