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Mount Rushmore National Memorial

13000 Hwy 244, Keystone, SD 57751-0268
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Ranked #1 of 16 attractions in Keystone
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Woodbury, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Evening in the spring after a snow gave the memorial different look. Our last visit was in June of 2012 and it was 100 degrees!!!

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Eaton, Colorado
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

I'm gonna preface this with saying $11 is a bit dumb for seeing what was intended to be free. That being said, any state park will charge! We went with this being half the families first time. And it was a great experience and very educational! I was quite surprised! The view is amazing and then to learn how it... More

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

We arrived at the monument later in the evening and it was nice because we didn't have to pay to park, however I would not recommend going around sunset because it is a little hard to see while facing the sun (this is when the trail came in handy!). It is a beautiful sight, but I would recommend going during... More

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Albany, Kentucky
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

It was on my bucket list, and well worth the drive. The only bad part was parking cost $11. That was a rip-off.

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Greeley, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 NEW

My husband and I have been here before but this was a family trip and was a new experience for our 2 boys 6 & 8. Parking is on $11.00 and is good for the same vehicle for the rest of the year! They've increased parking and a spot was easy to find. Not more than 20 feet from our... More

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Sleaford, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
13 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 NEW

We're doing a road trip and my Mum had always wanted to see Mount Rushmore. As part of the trip we paid for a park pass at $80 only to find they charge $11 for parking. This is a rip-off way of getting round giving people entrance with the parks pass and I think it's disgusting. Basically you're paying $11... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

This is one of those sights you think you should go see if you are in America but you always wonder if they will be a disappointment. Mount Rushmore did not disappoint! It's obviously a shame that it was never finished but at least be started with the heads! We were lucky enough to go on a sunny day, we... More

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5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I wouldn't make Mt. Rushmore my only reason for a vacation but we were about 30 miles away and ventured up...amazing landmark and history! I feel sad for the people complaining about $11 parking! It's well worth it just to say u have been there!

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Williston, North Dakota
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We have been here before and after they put in the new walkways, etc. Breathtaking views. Nice visitor center. Decent food. A must see.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

After seeing the movie about its' construction, and the monument itself, there's nothing worth a revisit. I planned on seeing it late in the day, then staying to see it illuminated at night. The problem is, the gift shops, restaurant, etc., close at 5pm, even though the lighting doesn't occur until sunset (7pm when I was there). So, between 5pm... More

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