We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Open today: 5:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Save
Book In Advance
  
Ways to Experience Mount Rushmore National Memorial
from $87.86
More Info
from $160.00
More Info
from $50.00
More Info
Reviews (9,983)
Filter reviews
9,480 results
Traveler rating
7,362
1,606
403
73
36
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageAll languages
More languages
7,362
1,606
403
73
36
Show reviews that mention
All reviews lighting ceremony mount rushmore presidential trail parking fee bucket list avenue of flags evening program an american gift shop state flags awe inspiring viewing area audio tour sculptor's studio different angles park ranger light show
Filter
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 9,480 reviews
Reviewed yesterday

Plenty of parking and all the facilities you need, food, drinks, information centre, it is all there. It is a must see.

Thank Don T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed yesterday

I had seen many pictures of Mount Rushmore throughout my life, but the reality was better than I even dared to expect! The monument is magnificent at first sight, and even more awe-inspiring as you draw closer along the trail. The surrounding area and the mountain the carving is on is lovely as well. It's also fun to find the column your state is on when exploring the Avenue of Flags. Mount Rushmore is an item on the bucket list that does not disappoint!

P.S. - Visitors here should make sure to either stay until after nightfall or return after nightfall to see the Lighting Ceremony and then to see the carvings all lit up. It's beautiful!

Thank yowsah1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wonderful experience.
Definitely glad we visited on our road trip across the USA .
The museum and video shows are very educational. Good facilities all on site . Parking is available close to entrance

Thank suzensteve
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit. We saw a bighorn sheep right at the entrance. The area is so nice and clean. You get all the time to view that you want. The Avenue of Flags is nice, too. We also had ice cream- Thomas Jefferson's original recipe is at the ice cream shop. It was interesting to learn that this is something he introduced.

Thank Becky H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 5 days ago

Really enjoyed our visit to Mount Rushmore. It's a shame that most of the Presidential Trail loop is still closed (and has been for more than a year) so you can only walk to the base of the monument. Quick tip: there is a Senior's Discount available for parking.

Thank GemmaTravels
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 6 days ago

It was well worth the time for this experience. The walk through the flags representing all 50 states is a nice reminder of our unity as a nation. We took time to walk through the museum and learn about the monument. The only disappointment was that the Presidential Trail was closed. We had intended to attend the lighting ceremony at night but decided against it after reading other reviews. It is still worthy of bucket list status.

Thank moore1200
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had some customers on business trip and to a man they all wanted to go see Mt Rushmore. It was the highlight of their trip. Irrespective of the weather make sure you get some Jefferson Vanilla Ice Cream! Yes, it is worth it and part of the historical experience.

Thank MrModu
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a spectacular sight. Well worth the visit and be sure to visit the museum. Had ice cream at the shop and dinner in the restaurant. Visited with a road scholar tour which I recommend highly. Although part of the pass was closed due to renovations, be sure to do that part while you're there because you get closer to the monument and see it from different angles. Be sure to check the time of year that you go because in September it was quite cool so we wore layers. Lots of things to check out in the gift shop as well.

Thank Susan G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was on my bucket list. Very exciting to see Mt Rushmore, tho I was a little disappointed. Smaller than I thought it would be. Presidents are very detailed. some of the paths to view the Memorial were closed,but we got up close enough at the bottom of the memorial.

Thank Windobiz
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 1 week ago

What an amazing feat of engineering and determination! The sight is a bit surreal and certainly very impressive. The approach to the monument is designed to heighten the experience. The visitor information is well-presented and quite interesting as well. A must-see if anywhere in the area.

Thank Ledbury5
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
View more reviews