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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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Plymouth, Minnesota, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

yes - you can get views of the monument for free from the road, but you can get super close and walk around the same areas that were used in both National Treasure 2 and North by Northwest. That for me was worth the price of admission. Parking is $11.00 but that is for whatever remains in the year -... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Photos cannot do it justice. You must see it up close to fully appreciate it. The trail to view the monument, and the visitor area/museum compliment the giant carvings very well.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I really loved seeing a piece of America's history! It's worth it to go back and see the light show in the evening!! I would highly recommend seeing Mt.Rushmore and the Crazy Horse Memorial!! Both are America's History!!!!

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South Jordan, Utah
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Loved Mount Rushmore, we rented the audio tour and it really enhanced our visit, especially the Presidential walk. The program in the evening was well worth the return trip and when they lite up Mount Rushmore it was the end to a perfect visit. Don't let the eleven dollar fee to park discourage you from going into the monument, viewing... More

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We only spent a little over 2 hours here walking around the trail and seeing the lighting ceremony at night. The ceremony was a very nice end to a long day of sight-seeing and hiking. Still blows my mind that they carved a mountain!

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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

You can see the carved heads from the pull in on the Highway so unless you really want to see it through a basic telescope or walk through some distantly see it, I would save the eleven dollars entry and do something more enjoyable.

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Firestone, Colorado
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8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We went the Monday that school started back up in SD. (Yes, we checked before we came.) The staff was friendly, the weather was great, the boardwalk (presidential trail) wasn't too crowded. Entry is free, however you have to pay to park. (Annual pass holders - you are not exempt!) *Pets are not allowed at the memorial, however there are... More

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67 reviews 67 reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

It looks like it looks in pictures. The walk down the hill to the studio is worth it and the ranger talk was well done. But once you've seen it its time to go. Parking is mandatory in a paid garage, so our National Park pass was worthless there.

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Arkansas
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72 reviews 72 reviews
15 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

If you are in the area - you have to go here. The location - flags - sculptures. Hike all the way around the monument - it is free admission - but you have to pay for parking.

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New York
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28 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

On my third trip to Mount Rushmore I am still amazed. The park has been fixed up over the years. Now there is a museum and larger gift shop. The flags of the fifty states great you as you move closer to the Memorial. The additions are tasteful and welcomed.

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