Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Keystone
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13000 Hwy 244
Keystone, SD 57751
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+1 (605) 574-2523
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial

 

Photo by Alfredo De Simone

The faces of four U.S. presidents - George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln - are carved in granite at Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Not only is this colossal work of art a stunning achievement it is a memorial to American history. Partake in a ranger-guided walk and learn about the four men honored here. Tour the sculptors studio and find out what preparations such a large sculpture required. Visit the Visitor Center and discover fun facts about America's past.
Getting There
 
Mount Rushmore National Memorial is situated in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The memorial is located 25 miles (34 km) southwest of Rapid City, SD and 3 miles (5 km) east of Keystone, SD and is accessible from Hwy 244.
Hours & Times
 
The information and visitor centers at Mt Rushmore are open daily 8:00 - 22:00 from late May to mid-August, 8:00 - 21:00 mid-August to late September, and 8:00 - 17:00 the remainder of the year. Mount Rushmore is viewable from outside the memorial 24 hours a day. Ranger walks, talks and evening programs are offered from late May through late September. Week long sculpture workshops (minimum age is 12) are offered throughout the summer. Advance registration is required.
Admission & Fees
 
Admission is free of charge. A fee is charged to park. There is no admission charge for ranger talks, programs or sculpture workshop.
Things to Keep in Mind
 
All facilities are wheelchair accessible. Watch for mountain goats on the granite rocks. A fireworks display is held annually each summer on either July 3 or July 4.
 
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