Mount Rushmore National Memorial

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13000 SD Highway 244 (btwn Iron Mountain & Palmer Gulch Rd)
Keystone, SD 57751
(605) 574-2523
Landmark, Historic Site, National Park
Mon–Sun: 8:00 AM–9:00 PM

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  • 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!