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Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Open Now: 5:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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13000 Hwy 244, Keystone, SD 57751-4403
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Reviewed yesterday

My wife and mother in law had been telling us how small the faces were and how they were disappointed. I went there assuming they were and that the movies had exaggerated it, well they are large and it is very impressive and I was...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Branden M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I took my family here and was awe by the park. To see a piece of history up close was wonderful. I would highly recommend seeing this piece of history. The park is beautiful and very clean.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Victor N M
Reviewed yesterday

Mount Rushmore is beautiful, and amazing to see in person. We loved our visit. The museum and film were well done. We were very pleased except for one thing. They get around you not having to pay with your parks pass by charging a parking...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank salupm1
Reviewed yesterday

It's a beautiful drive traveling from Keystone, SD to Mount Rushmore National Memorial. We were fortunate that it wasn't too crowded the day we visited. However, there is plenty of room to move around the complex. The presidents carved in the mountain and the stories...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Tom R
Reviewed 2 days ago

We celebrated Thanksgiving Day with the past presidents and fine National Park staff. It was fabulous!! Spend your time in the museum and read about the death masks and life masks that were used to guide the carvings of Lincoln and Washington ~ it is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The National Park Service doesn’t wonderful job of putting a story and light show in the evening. It makes for a fun event and it’s not as crowded as it is during the day. You still have to plan ahead.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Janet D
Reviewed 4 days ago

It's a very lacklustre experience and the hype does not hold up. It's also hardly a symbol of American Pride seeing as the land is stolen..

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Polina K
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I’m glad I had the opportunity to visit here! I paid $5 for senior parking in the parking deck and it was a short walk to the monument. I think morning is the best time to visit because of the lighting. The trail was closed...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank K7517EIscottb
Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely a must visit if in South Dakota. Free entrance but paid $5 for senior parking. Really wonderful achievement, the heads are large and still very clear after all these years. Quite amazing that the budget was $500K but ended up being almost $1M, an...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Heard it wasn’t great...but boy that was a mistake. Easy parking. Great information. Lots of history.

Date of experience: May 2018
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prasangir
October 18, 2018|
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Response from Squeezemop | Reviewed this property |
I would just ask at your hotel about a bus , I would not recommend walking it , as there are mountain lions in the area , we saw one when we were there .
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James R
September 24, 2018|
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Response from lg2tb | Reviewed this property |
The best time for Rushmore is May-Sep when the outdoor evening light show is running. We avoid early August Sturgis weeks to avoid crowds, long lines and higher hotel rates. We like leisurely arriving Mount Rushmore in... More
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nubinut
August 26, 2018|
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Response from 266kg | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure. I would contact the park directly for your answer.
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