Mt. Rushmore, an American icon, is an attraction that everyone recognizes. However, when you are lucky enough to view it in person, it is quite an experience. I expected to be impressed, of course. However, upon entering, Mt. Rushmore is framed by an archway of flags from all 50 states. There is an outdoor amphitheater that enables you to sit comfortably and spend as much time as you'd like just staring at this magnificent work of art. As you walk along the Presidents's Trail, you are able to view the various presidents from different vantage points. There are also stops along the way which provide information on each president. In addition, you can also view information about the history behind Mt. Rushmore. I have been to countless national landmarks but this one is, by far, one of the top five. Absolutely worth the trip! A side suggestion: definitely take a ride on the Needles Highway. An incredible experience!