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Mount Rushmore National Memorial

13000 Hwy 244, Keystone, SD 57751-0268
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Ranked #1 of 18 attractions in Keystone
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, National Parks
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 American presidents: George Washington, Thomas... more » 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. « less
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Ft. Worth
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81 reviews 81 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

You're driving to the National Park through the Black Hills & suddenly it's there! The sculpture itself is breathtaking & the history rich. $11/car load is very reasonable "parking" fee. Add the audio tour for $5 extra as you will get a lot more historic information than if you just read the few self-guided signs along the loop path. The... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Visited on Saturday around 9am, it was less crowed. When we left at 12, it was way too crowed. Parking is $11 at the toll & valid till end of the year. The structure is impressive & gigantic. Take awesome photos. There's a amphitheater below. We checked out the museums, & saw a short documentary in a theater about the... More

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Denver
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We've seen lots of pictures, but nothing as good as actually standing there looking up at the carving. Reminds us of all we have to be thankful for. The price was reasonable, the crowds bearable, and the concessions not too overpriced. The museum was interesting, with lots of exhibits that told the story of the project and the workers.

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Jackson, Mississippi
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Historic Mount Rushmore! What more could you say? You've been putting it off or just think it's a really out of the way destination but . . . My wife and I visited in the heat of the day, 1:30 PM and there was enough shade and interior escapes to get out of the direct sun and cool down for... More

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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

The mountain is pretty spectacular but I don't like crowds and there are definitely crowds at Mt. Rushmore. The bleachers we were sitting on up above were very uncomfortable but afforded us a quicker getaway after the program. You should go once but no need to linger.

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GRAND RAPIDS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

This is our third trip to Mt Rushmore, and this time we drove around enjoying the beautiful scenery in the area. By the way, it'll cost you $11 per vehicle, and no the national parks pass won't do, so you'll need to pony up $11 per ride. We were on motorcycles this time and decided to enjoy the beautiful scenery... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

It was a nice view, but it was extremely over crowded. And what was even more surprising is that we went during a workday, during work hours. However it is a must see if you are ever over there.

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Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The only thing more beautiful than Mt. Rushmore in the daytime is experiencing the lighting ceremony at dusk. The video was a bit dull, but gave some background to the monument. Bringing current and past members of the armed forces on stage and having them introduce themselves was extremely touching. Disappointed that some people couldn't wait to leave and didn't... More

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Mt. Vernon
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The general area had grown since my last visit with restaurants and small shops. The monument is free to visit, but there is an $11 charge for parking. We visited 7-5-14 and there was a very large crowd; perhaps due to the holiday. One of the original "hole drillers" was autographing his book in the gift shop so we purchased... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Mount Rushmore was one of the main reasons we took this trip. It is awe-inspiring and a great deal at only $11 for parking. We did also rent the audio tour sets for another $20, but that was definitely worth it. We got a lot of information on those that we wouldn't have otherwise.

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