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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

My husband grew up in the south and had never made it to the monument, so we took our 10 year old son this summer and so glad we made the trip. We were there around 930am, and it wasn't busy yet, which was awesome. If you plan to walk the trail, know that you will have stairs down and... More

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Whitefish, Montana
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I cannot believe that anyone could give this less than 5 stars! We visited in July, so went at 7:30 AM before it "opened" so there wouldn't be so many people, and it was cooler. There are just no words for how amazing this is. We did the short walk and there are different views every time you turn the... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

A must-see for everyone! Very nice place, kept clean. Gives you the chills to see such an awesome display, knowing how much work went into it!

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Tyler, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I visited Mt Rushmore as part of my cross country drive from Illinois to California . The sight is spectacular and drive to get there is very scenic. The entrance to the oral is free, but you pay for parking per car. We were there at 10 am and since the monument faces south east, it was beautiful to take... More

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Champaign, Illinois
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12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

My first trip here. Impressed not only with the Monument but also the visitor center. Beautifully done, Enough info but not overwhelming. Once parking is paid, everything else is free! We visited and took pictures during the day. Then came back at 8:30pm for the patriotic service which included a tribute to our Military. Your parking pass is good for... More

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Tumwater, Washington
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

We stopped here and were impressed by the monument. It is grand. Unfortunately after you see the monument and take some pics there isn't much else to see or do. The facilities and parking garage were excellent.

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Chesterfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Mount Rushmore wasn't on my list of must sees but I am so glad that we made the trip. The story behind the memorial is interesting and well presented in both film and displays. The walk up to the monument is well worth taking. The center is beautiful and well maintained.

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St. Louis
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I didn't think I'd be as fascinated with this attraction, but it was very awe inspiring. There is a nice path where you can walk the base and they also have a 30 minute show before the lighting ceremony. We stayed on the path, so we missed the ceremony, but it was very crowded so we weren't sure if our... More

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Belleville, Wisconsin
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Seeing this monument totally blew us away. It is an amazing site and we loved learning the history behind this. We spend several minutes just sitting on the benches looking up at the faces.

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We've all seen it in the movies and in print but until you go for yourself you haven't really seen it. This was my 2nd visit, the first being 30 years prior as a teen. Our daughter was excited to stop as well. The park is free. I read complaints about the $11 parking fee. Get over it. Everything is... More

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