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Address: Keystone, SD
Phone Number: +1 605-574-2523
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Hiking trail at Mount Rushmore.

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Nice Walk.

This trail takes you right too the bottom of the scree field of rocks blasted from the mountain to create the sculptures. Nice alcoves with history of the Presidents. Visited in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Oakley
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This trail takes you right too the bottom of the scree field of rocks blasted from the mountain to create the sculptures. Nice alcoves with history of the Presidents. Visited in late October so we had minimal crowds, but I can imagine it being full of people during the summer. Do it if you can!

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was short trail that brought us closer to the monument and gave us different views of the sculptures. It was a pleasant and enjoyable stroll and gave us the opportunity to appreciate the monument.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

You have to go on the trail when you visit the memorial. Its only a half mile trail so its absolutely little kid friendly. You get some amazing views of Rushmore at different angles.

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Thank Angela L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved the Presidential Trail. It was more strenuous that I had expected. We went to the left since we had heard it was the easiest for my husband's bad knees. But by the time we made it all the way through, we were pooped! I don't regret it, but hubby's knees probably do!

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Bad Homburg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the year celebrating National Parks 100th birthday, it was mandatory to go visit the "mother" of US national monuments. I was excited to finally see the four presidents after a two day drive from Kansas (and of course the overseas trip from Germany before that). 10$ admission fee for parking the car, being valid for a whole year. (with... More 

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vallejo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very informative and you get to see a different view than from the platform. Take elevator if you are wheelchair bound.

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Westville, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a short 1/2 mile hike at the base of Mount Rushmore. There are stairs, so take your time. Very nice for families & it goes right by the restrooms.

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Hawthorne, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

But get the audio tour guide at the info center before walking in. It is an outstanding walking tour, but it is not suitable for handicapped or physically challenged people. You get as close as you possibly can to the the monument.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting Mount Rushmore is great already, and walking the trail is the cherry on top! It's not too long but have lots of steps. Beautiful!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take this drive with family and enjoy the vistas! see George Washington's profile. twists and turns and very pretty scenery!

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