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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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Woodbridge, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

In the planning for months, our Virginia extended family of ten visited Mount Rushmore a little over a week ago. Having read the travel info and seen many pictures of this iconic spot, I was ready to be under impressed. To the contrary, I found it a thrilling experience. The National Park Service does not disappoint. We spent the better... More

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Parker, Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

During my visit to the NATIONAL Park Service - I was a bit (understatement) disappointed to see how this national funded park is operated. I am not one to flaunt nor feel a sense of entitlement about my service to my country as a Army Combat Veteran from Iraq. As an disabled Army Veteran, one of my very few perks... More

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Loudon, TN
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78 reviews 78 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This was a fabulous experience, really stimulating one's patriotic passions. From the introduction of the program, to the film and the lighting of the faces, it was just fantastic. We highly recommend this experience for all.

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Austintown, Ohio
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82 reviews 82 reviews
35 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

One more off the bucket list...its pretty cool how many different views you can get of this driving around...

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Augusta, GA
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481 reviews 481 reviews
216 attraction reviews
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I am in awe of the vision, time and effort put into this monument by Gutzon Borglum, the sculptor, as well as that of Ziolkowski with the Crazy Horse memorial. You have to see this monument in person to appreciate fully the grandeur of it. Our first vision of it was from a bus, and it was impressive; however, as... More

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North Carolina Coast, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

It is hard to fully appreciate the scope of Mt. Rushmore until you have visited and walked a trail that allows you to be almost underneath. This truly is a national treasure. It is hard to fully comprehend the effort that went into carving it. Beautiful. Only "complaint" is since it is a national monument and not a "park" the... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

A must see in South Dakota! I think your trip to South Dakota won't be complete without seeing this. Came at around 1pm so had our lunch their. Food was nice and we had free refill of the drinks (hot/cold) that day. We walked through the trail, make sure you follow the trail on the map. We went the opposite... More

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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This is a bucket list must see destination. There is something awe inspiring about seeing the accomplishment of man versus nature. The setting is magnificent, the work is outstanding and the Presidents are inspiring, what more could you ask for. The park is well run, easy to navigate, good parking, good facilities and worth the effort.

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Federal Way, Washington
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19 reviews 19 reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Our family of 5 went to this park during our 4 day road trip from Illinois to Washington. and we are very glad we stopped, Must see to appreciate! parking was 11 dollars. Only disappointment was they do not allow dogs and it was a hot day and we could not leave here in the car so we had to... More

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We are not Americans, but found the Mount Rushmore site a wonderful place to visit. Everything was well laid out, spotlessly clean, value for money and awe-inspiring. We visited during the day and returned to take in the night show - A MUST see when you visit USA.

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