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Mount Rushmore National Memorial

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Address: 13000 Hwy 244, Keystone, SD 57751-0268
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Activities: Hiking, Horseback riding
Description: Sculptor Gutzon Borglum created this famous mountainside carving of the...
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.
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The Quintessential Black Hills Attraction

Mount Rushmore is the quintessential Black Hills tourist attraction as well as one of the most iconic memorials in the United States. It is virtually impossible to give this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
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Big Horn, Wyoming
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Mount Rushmore is the quintessential Black Hills tourist attraction as well as one of the most iconic memorials in the United States. It is virtually impossible to give this memorial anything less than an excellent review. Nestled in the sacred beauty of the Black Hills, the four heads of America's most famous and recognizable presidents stare over the vast landscape... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This is a must see for anyone at least once in their lifetime. The grounds are well kept and it's very peaceful up there. We went in the winter so we almost had the place to ourselves. One thing to note, there is not an entrance fee to get in, however, you'll have to pay for parking. So anyone with... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

for the Americans. Such an amazing feat to carve into rock like this and they are doing it again down the road in Crazy Horse. These 4 presidents look over like they know what is going on!

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Montana City, Montana
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This is my third trip to Rushmore and first in January. It was a lovely warm, sunny day and we almost had the place to ourselves yet most all parts open. It is a beautiful, inspiring place and good for taking visitors. Love the faces and the whole area. Highly recommend.

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Rochester Hills, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Fascinating to see this Monument up close and personal. The boardwalk is a must-do for anyone who can handle lots of stairs. Definitely go back for the night ceremony.

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Manassas, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

A very impressive sight to see. It's a symbol of our nation like none other. The Avenue of Flags is a nice lead up to the actual monument. We took the short walk through the trees to see it from a different angle, which was worth it. I read the 'poor' reviews with dismay. People complained about parking prices, the... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I recommend that you make your first visit to Mount Rushmore at dusk. (First be sure your dates fall within the nightly lighting dates. There is also a nightly laser light show in season). The bookstore will still be open and that is a very nice one. However, the point is that the monument when lit at night is truly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I wasn't real excited to go see this but my friend wanted to go, when we got there I was taken back at how stunning this is to see in real life. Was $11 per car to park had a gift shop and an auditorium stage below. Very neat in person.

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Barrington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

A big fan of the Hitchcock movie, "North by Northwest," I jumped at the chance to visit Mount Rushmore when my nephew invited me to ride along on a Spring Break trip with him and his kids (boy 8, girl 10). We were all impressed with how easy it is to access the park. The parking garage is located near... More 

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Kota Kinabalu District, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I had wanted to see Mount Rushmore for so long. I first saw it on the cover of a Lonely Planet guidebook. The place looked stunning. My dream to see it finally came true in July 2014. The place was as beautiful as it looked. What was more interesting, there was more things to do than just looking at the... More 

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