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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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Madisonville, Louisiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

We came to South Dakota all the way from Louisiana just to see Mt Rushmore and Crazy Horse. We did Mt Rushmore first, and it was the best possible way to start our trip. The monument itself is stunning and worth it, but we did the audio tour as well, and that was really informative. Some parts where they had... More

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Scottsbluff, Nebraska
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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Now, I'm going to write an AWESOME review, but I'm betting my experience would have been different at a different time of year, day, etc. I went to Mount Rushmore strictly for the Easter morning service. Well, I didn't know this until I got there, but they waived the parking fee for this event! Bonus #1. THEN, I sat next... More

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Racine, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Our family visited Mount Rushmore, many of us for the first time, in August of 2013. We all loved it! The area is very pretty and of course, the memorial is huge and breathtaking. We all learned something from the signs around Mount Rushmore, and there is a lot to do besides just taking pictures, like the gift shops, the... More

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Enid, Oklahoma
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We were there in the afternoon and then went again at night to see it lit up. Very pretty. Donna & Eddie Enid, OK

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Bridgton
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

My family and I visited Mt. Rushmore. It was cold and snowing a little but we didn't care. It is something that all should see. It was so quiet. The walkway is lined with the flags and marker of all 50 states. Truly amazing. There is a gift shop with books about Mt. Rushmore.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Our daughter learned about it in school and has been bugging us about seeing the memorial. We made a long detour to take her. She loved it. It's a beautiful memorial. Truly remarkable. We were there about 1 - 1 1/2 hours which is a little longer than needed but our daughter wanted to walk the trail around and under... More

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Orem, Utah, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I loved finally seeing it in person. The food at the restaurant was very good, everything was great and we were the on off season.

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Woodbury, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

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
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

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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