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Mount Rushmore National Memorial
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Mount Rushmore and More Tour
Ranked #1 of 23 things to do in Keystone
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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 Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt.
Reviewed October 23, 2012

travelling to Mount Rushmore,SD was fun.It was a sight not matched without seeing it in person.there was also informative history relics and narrations about how it came to be built and the struggles associated with it.We went right after tax time so it was still a little cold outside.along the way, we went thru the Black Hills in SD and also saw Devil's Tower(where they made the movie Close Encounters with Richard Dreyfus).also we went thru Custer SD and there was a little salloon that was very friendly and down home right off 95.It was a great trip!

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Reviewed October 23, 2012

Spent a lovely 4 hours here, what a wonderful sight. Many people from around the world come to see Mount Rushmore and it is worth a visit. We took the Presidents trail, it was quite a hike, as there are steps and it was very hot, but well worth the effort

Thank MerseysideKat
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Reviewed October 22, 2012

One of my favorite movies is "North By Northwest." I tried to imagine the movie while studying the magnificent sculpture. The scenery is very beautiful. Some of the roads are very windy and narrow--check your map--you don't want to be surprised by a narrow tunnel.

Thank minneapol
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Reviewed October 22, 2012

Our bus had a step on guide from Stage Coach Productions who joined us at the Borglum Historical Center. This guide was informative as we drove to Mt. Rushmore. Once there we were instructed through the Avenue of Flags. Each pillar along this walkway had four flags, one on each of the four sides of the pillar -- noting 56 states and territories. You are in awe of Mt. Rushmore from the moment you see it. Once we reached our designated spot, our guide arranged us for a picture. He asked some of us to kneel on the hard pavement -- being a bus load of seniors, this was not easy or pleasant. Once the obligatory picture was taken we were free to gawk at the Mountain.

What can I say, Mt. Rushmore is definitely something to be seen in one's lifetime; if not several times.

There is a very nice, large restaurant with seating inside as well as outside. There is a large variety of eats -- sandwiches, salads, hot entrees, hamburgers, hot dogs, drinks, chips -- something for everyone and reasonably priced. The tables are bused by the cafe personnel and even though there were a lot of people there, we did not have to wait for a table. There is even an ice cream shop -- but be ware, they have one size ice cream, large; plan to share a dish or cone with somone.

1  Thank RoamingAimlessly
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

Have to agree with ExGMan (review from last week)...

I last visited this spot 23 years ago, and have fond memories of seeing it for the first time. Very understated entrance and presentation made the monument even more impressive.

Now there's a monster parking garage with a (too)long granite walkway (and other grand embellishments). I found the design & architecture of the new monument experience to be overpowering to the actual monument.

Have to say I enjoyed the experience of visiting Mt Rushmore more 23 yrs ago.

1  Thank rollngstone
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