Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Keystone

4.7
Must see · National Park · Monument
American history carved into stone, Mount Rushmore National Memorial is the work of a team of carvers, led by sculptor Gutzon Borglum. The 18 m (60 ft) sculptures of the heads of four American presidents stand 1,745 m (5,725 ft) above sea level. An iconic symbol of presidential greatness, the stone memorial has appeared in dozens of books and movies, attracting over 2 million tourists each year. Carvers took over a decade to create these mammoth faces, working from 1927 until 1941. The canyon behind the carved heads contains a vault with 16 porcelain enamel panels, which record the history of the United States and the biography of the gigantic sculpture's creator. Plan your visit to Mount Rushmore National Memorial and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Keystone driving holiday planner.
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  • The park opens at 5:00 am if you don’t need to visit the visitors center or gift shop. We got there just before sunrise and were treated to an amazing view of the bright red glow on the faces during.....  more »
  • My husband and I went and saw it at night. I highly recommend seeing it at night rather than during the day, it was absolutely beautiful. Make sure if you go at night you check the gift shop hours as....  more »
  • Not as crowded as I expected but with the pandemic and the time of year I imagine that had a lot to do with it. An engineering marvel for the time it was created. Take the loop wlk for some better.....  more »
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  • WOW!! This was an incredible experience. Even with current construction, this is 5 stars all day. I cannot tell you how many cool things there are to do and see here. I was just expecting a quick 10 minute trip, take some pictures and be done. NOPE! There is a whole trail to experience. An audio tour, the Studio where they tell you all about the mountains history.. Just so many cool things. The food court is top notch. Extremely clean and modern. So many different types of foods, there is something for everyone. You have to try the vanilla ice cream!!! Overall this is an incredible family experience. I'm do glad we decided to come to Mount Rushmore.
  • These National park/memorial site is very popular and is one of nicely known places in the National park service system. I been hearing about these place for yrs!!! Mount Rushmore is a wonderful place to be at!! Its very strange, & it's some what busy around the park! Get out here to see it!! My experience is great& I gave it a 4 star rating of a good place to hang out a bit to look around,& take a little hike to the base of it!!
  • This National Park was completely amazing. To learn why they chose the presidents that they did for the monument, how they chose that particular mountain to carve, the process that they used in the carvings, and why it took 14 years to finish In addition, the trails and grounds in the park are so clean. And the staff is friendly and engaged. The Park Rangers are very knowledgeable and over all it was just a blast. The parking pass is $10 but it is good for an entire year. There were some parts of the park that were closed for renovation, and so we will definitely be going back!
  • I had a pretty decent time at Mt. Rushmore. Went with my parents almost 5 years ago. They’re fireworks show and night time presentation is pretty rad, but if you go during the day it’s just sort of like the pictures. Also when I went we didn’t see Nicholas Cage, so that was a little disappointing.
  • Sure, it's great. Get a postcard, take a picture, pay a bit of money to support the cause. No complaints. It's fine and dandy if you like history and looking at rocks. Kind of like the Grand Canyon but not big. Okay, not going to lie, wasn't that fun. Look at it on google, boom you've been there.

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