Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Landmark, Historic Site, National Park
13000 SD Highway 244 (btwn Iron Mountain & Palmer Gulch Rd)
Keystone, SD 57751
(605) 574-2523
Monday
8:00am - 9:00pm
Tuesday
8:00am - 9:00pm
Wednesday
8:00am - 9:00pm
Thursday
8:00am - 9:00pm
Friday
8:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday
8:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday
8:00am - 9:00pm

Tips

  • It took 14 years and a team of 400 sculptors, led by Gutzon Borglum, to complete this massive "Shrine of Democracy," dedicated in 1941.
  • Awesome veiw
  • Make sure to see the place lit up at night!
  • Don't forget to visit Team America's Secret Hideout and check in there.
  • Take time to walk the Presidential Trail that will lead you to the base of the monument, directly below the four famous faces. And - keep your eyes open for sure-footed mountain goats!
  • No matter what, park in level 6. The view is amazing!!
  • Totally awesome sight! A must see that should be on everyones bucket list!
  • Lots of cops hang out on the road leading up to Mt Rushmore - the signs say 25 MPH for a reason (there are lots of wild animals wandering around and I don't mean tourists) so OBEY them!
  • $11 parking, cash only
  • If visiting South Dakota also don't miss the Badlands, Crazy Horse, Black Hills, Wall Drug, and watch a shoot out in Deadwood! Also try a Bison Burger.
  • The twisting, winding road up to the monument is a posted 25mph - and is strictly enforced - but ends with one of the country's greatest vistas.
  • Appeared in National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007) as the site of the hidden Aztec gold.
  • Wash your hands.
  • Best Rushmore products
  • Parking is pricy, Nat'l Park Pass will not help.
  • Take the walk with Park Ranger. Brings life to the sculptures.
  • It's not a single attraction - there's lots to do and see! Plan on spending at least two or three hours exploring.
  • I have been here an its an amazing place. The Presidents walk is wonderful an at night the Presidents memorial gets lit up with lights after an educating speach.
  • Seeing it in photos is vet different from first hand view. Totally with the drive and absolutely wonderful experience
  • If visiting in the summertime start out with the hike around the mountain, then cool off in the museum and gift shops. Super informative and fun!

Nearby places

13000 SD Highway 244
13000 SD Highway 244
13000 SD Highway 244 (Bldg 81)