Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Mount Rushmore National Memorial is one of the most iconic and unusual spots in the United States where four massive stone faces emerge from a granite cliff high in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The 3-D likenesses of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln tower above the landscape as a testament to American ingenuity and creativity. When you visit, you can check out the sculptures from below, walk through the studio where sculptor Gutzon Borglum designed the monument, and hike through the hilly landscape. You won't be alone; more than 3 million visitors head to Mount Rushmore every year. Summers are busy, but spring and fall bring pleasant temperatures and lower crowd levels.

Things to Do

Things To Do Near Mount Rushmore National Memorial

There's so much more to Mount Rushmore National Memorial than meets the eye — this unique spot offers a remarkable history and beautiful hiking trails that wind through the distinctive Black Hills landscape. Keep the fun going in the nearby town of Keystone. Once a mining town, the city has reinvented itself as a center for history, entertainment, shopping, and dining.

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How To Get To Mount Rushmore National Memorial

If you're driving from Rapid City to Mount Rushmore National Memorial, take US-16 south to US-16A south. After you pass the town of Keystone, head west on SD-244 and follow the signs to the memorial. If you're coming from the west, connect to US-385 in Hill City or Custer, and turn east on SD-244 to reach Mount Rushmore.

Address

13000 Highway 244, Building 31, Suite 1, Keystone, SD 57751

Fee: Parking fee $10

Fee: Entry fee $0

The famous sculptures are only the tip of the iceberg at Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Take the time to walk through the Black Hills and discover the fascinating stories behind the inception and construction of the park, and you'll find the humanity behind this American icon. An RV is a fantastic way to make the most of your trip; nearby campgrounds make it easy to enjoy Mount Rushmore at your leisure.