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Mount Rushmore National Memorial

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Address: 13000 Hwy 244, Keystone, SD 57751-0268
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Sun - Sat 5:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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We visited Mount Rushmore as part of a group! The whole experience was wonderful and I was fully expecting Cary Grant to pop up and entertain us all! It is amazing to see what... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visited Mount Rushmore as part of a group! The whole experience was wonderful and I was fully expecting Cary Grant to pop up and entertain us all! It is amazing to see what seems like such a familiar sight. The gift shop was chock full of the usual souvenir stuff. We went round but didn't buy anything. Same stuff... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

I'm as patriotuc as the next person but why did we take a perfectly nice mountain nestled in the company of like landscape and dense forest and carve it to bits? I'm sorry, but Americans need to learn what these Presidents stood for, said and did. The length of their rock nose is not important.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

I didn't know what to expect even though i'd seen it in movies and photos; its neat to see in real life, glad i made a short trip to see it.

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Arvada, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visited today and couldn't have had a better day.......clear blue sky, temps in the 70s, and NO crowds! The history of this place is amazing, but not as amazing as the artistry of Gutzon Borglund his son, Lincoln. The kids were even impressed.......rare for teenagers these days. Ranger Jim was awesome and gave us a dissertation about the monument... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We flew into Denver and decided to drive to South Dakota to see Mount Rushmore and the Badlands. I must admit that while I have seen many monuments in my day, this was breathtaking! It was the most perfect time of year to go, bc it wasn't cold and there weren't a thousand tourists everywhere. We had the whole place... More 

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Olathe, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

I've been to Mount Rushmore a few times over the past couple of years. I find the whole Black Hills area amazing, with an abundant amount of attractions to see. But Mount Rushmore is definitely a must see. The whole park is very well maintained, and the museums and shops are well worth venturing into. The walking trail in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

A very worth while memorial! I have visited Mt. Rushmore twice; once in October and the second time in March. I was blessed with great weather on both visits as well as few visitors. The entry fee is very reasonable and can be used all year round if you are in the same vehicle. We had lunch on site and... More 

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Cotopaxi, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The monument lived up to our expections. I am sure that everyone know about it so I won't go into those details. We went in March to avoid the crowds. We also didn't care about the other tourist attractions, they were all closed. We were not disappointed. There even was a mountain goat wandering in front of it (sorry that... More 

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Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

we came at night. It was beautiful to see the lights shining on the monument. there was a lightening storm that night. It was awesome!

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Holyoke, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I was here when I was a little kid and then later in life. I like the monument and the views. It is pretty amazing to see. Great road trip to take a family. Lots of other attractions close by like bear country and Rapid City has a lot to offer.

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