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Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Address: 13000 Hwy 244, Keystone, SD 57751-0268
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Ranked #1 of 19 Attractions in Keystone
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, National Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Horseback riding
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Sculptor Gutzon Borglum created this famous mountainside carving of the visages of four great...
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Attraction details
Type: Monuments/ Statues, National Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Horseback riding
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 am - 11:00 pm
Owner description: Sculptor Gutzon Borglum created this famous mountainside carving of the visages of four great American presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children

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Aveley, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

a must see amazing workmanship South Dakota's Black Hills provide the backdrop for Mount Rushmore, the world's greatest mountain carving. These 60-foot high faces, 500 feet up, look out over a setting of pine, spruce, birch, and aspen in the clear western air Sculptor Gutzon Borglum began drilling into the 5,725-foot mountain in 1927. Creation of the Shrine of Democracy... More 

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Mount Rushmore is unbelievable. Must see in the daytime and go back at night for the light show. the whole area has so much to see.Black mountains,Custer national park,the bad lands. Rock formations are breathtaking.Kevin Coustners tatanka exhibit is beautiful.Deadwood city is fun with lots of casinos This should be on your bucket list.I have only touched the surface. you... More 

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Dublin, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

In Keystone, you can see the monument prior to entering the National Park. It takes you by surprise as you round the curve to this magnificent sculpture, each face measuring 60 feet from brow to chin. Created as a monument to convey the meaning of America, Gutzon Borghum designed one of America’s most beloved memorials. Over 400 workers labored over... More 

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DECORAH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

This was my second time here and first time with my new family. We had a great time and even our 3 year-old enjoyed the sights of "the big faces" to the point where he recognized them the next day on a poster in a wayside bathroom.

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Snohomish, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

It is inspiring to see this massive monument and contemplate the craftsmanship and determination that went into building it. The viewing amphitheater is impressive, and the visitors center is comprehensive and informative. It is unfortunate that the cash-strapped National Park Service decided to franchise out a parking garage for which they charge $10 to park your car. They like to... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

We arrived in Keystone the evening before our visit and could see the memorial lit up in the distance. It appeared rather small and I was somewhat disappointed but on arrival the next day it was more impressive. There's ample parking in both underground and above ground parking lots. The walk up to the monument is fairly long with quite... More 

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Miller
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Mt. Rushmore is a gigantic piece of art located right in the middle of the most beautiful scenery in the world. It is amazing that they could put that much detail on the side of a mountain, especially during the 1930's. Watch the movies, take in the displays, but DO NOT MISS the Sculptor's Studio. There you will find what... More 

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Foothill Ranch, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

As a young girl I dreamed of standing at the base of this monument gazing up at our forefathers. Now that I've stood at the base, I was surprised at how small the faces actually are. Each is about 60 feet tall, in my childlike mind they were at least twice that size. Despite the reality check, the monument was... More 

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Massapequa, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We took a tour of the mid west and one fo the stops was Mount Rushmore. Its really an incredible sight to see. To think that men actually carved the figures out of a mountain is incredible. The detail is awesome. One surprise was, it's a lot smaller "live" than you see in photographs. A must see as an American.... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

After a marvelous visit to Cluster State Park we decide to skip seeing the Crazy Horse Memorial and continue to Mount Rushmore, itching with anticipation to see the marvelous symbol of America and Democracy. Here it is: but wait, what is this, the faces of the Presidents carved out of the rocks are almost invisible behind the huge granite columns... More 

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