Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Mount Rushmore National Memorial
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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.
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  • deward070882
    Johnstown, Colorado704 contributions
    Makes me proud to be an American!
    Amazing art and awesome to learn about Borglum and his vision and process for this masterpiece. The size of this piece is inspirational. His ability to execute this piece in 14 years having to draw on others skill to accomplish is incredible.
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled with family
    Written 27 December 2022
  • larilu
    Las Vegas, Nevada10,136 contributions
    This is America, at it's Finest Glory.....
    This is an Absolute MUST see & do. Mount Rushmore is a true National Treasure. The Visitors Center with its displays and short videos/movies is both educational as well as entertaining and should not be missed. There is also a Great book store/gift shop to pick up a souvenir of your visit. Mt. Rushmore should be a requirement for everyone to see. This is truly America at its finest Glory. God Bless America...Overall Rating ~ Excellent
    Visited October 2022
    Written 21 January 2023
  • Out This Door
    Mesa, Arizona236 contributions
    Well run with friendly staff
    The park is well run—they have the parking and entrance fee down to a science so that’s very efficient. Their interpretive displays and gift shops are well done and clean and staff is friendly. We loved the state flags as you walk in. This is a magnificent display of rock carving but I’m not all that keen on why this was done in the first place. This was my second time here, don’t need to go again. I think we spent about 30 minutes here and over three days in Custer State Park where the scenery is more natural and the park is less crowded.
    Visited May 2022
    Written 30 January 2023
  • Thadd_969
    Highlands Ranch, Colorado126 contributions
    Everyone should see this atleast once in their life
    This is one of the things everyone should see in their life. Picture cannot capture the magnitude of the work. The Black Hills are such a great area with plenty to keep you buisy for a week or more, but Rushmore is the destination.
    Visited June 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 February 2023
  • CanuckAlberta
    605 contributions
    Rushmore amazing
    We detoured here on our way back to Canada and it was worth the effort. Amazing place, testament to will, determination, perseverance of the time as well as a monument to four influential presidents. It was awesome visiting with so few people around, I cannot imagine being here in the summer. Only down side is the Presidential Trail is closed in winter.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 4 March 2023
  • ANR_78
    Marion, Illinois697 contributions
    Felt a bit Disappointed
    How can you drive out through the Badlands and spend time in the Black Hills area without stopping by Mount Rushmore right? The experience was okay but after seeing this site on TV and in movies, I just felt like the reality didn't live up to the expectation. Luckily, we got in and out on a day that wasn't too busy, so we had as much or as little time to spend on everything that we wanted to see. I'm glad we got to visit (and take the kids) but I don't think I'd ever go back.
    Visited June 2022
    Written 28 March 2023
  • Michael H
    Elk River, Minnesota745 contributions
    Visits Never Get Old
    I believe this might be my fourth visit over my lifetime and it never gets old. It's always amazing to see! The Mount Rushmore Story is fascinating, but the reason for this monument as an inspiration for the continuance of our freedoms in our beloved country brings hope. It only cost $10 parking fee to visit and is the NPS best deal.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 April 2023
  • Terri J
    80 contributions
    Amazing!
    Nothing more to say than we were both awestruck by the monument and what is symbolizes to America. It was massive and the walk of flags was a great touch walking up to the monument. We did no walk the stairs as my hubs is disabled but you can see it all on level 3. Go for a visit if you can.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 April 2023
  • MNice
    Bloomington, Minnesota2,649 contributions
    This is probably one of the least expensive iconic monuments in the National Park Service
    We live a few hours away in Minnesota and have visited the Black Hills of South Dakota several times. Here’s how to do it on the cheap. First, hit it right in the spring when the weather breaks. We stayed in the Deadwood Lodge right up the road and it was beautiful for only $99 a night including a $25 meal voucher and $25 breakfast voucher. Second, there’s tons of free stuff around here, including the trolly in Deadwood that runs around all the time. Third, this is a driving vacation and there is little public transportation. Drive from wherever you are in the USA, or rent a car with unlimited miles from a faraway place. And finally, don’t try to do it in two days unless you have to. We have been doing the Badlands (1.5 hours east) and the Black Hills piecemeal for several years, it gorgeous and like being in the mountains. Think of it as Aspen or Vail, Colorado at a third of the price. Don’t forget a side journey to Devils Tower (you can hike around it, but not with a dog).
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 May 2023
  • Oliver L
    5 contributions
    It was pretty cool
    Eh. It was cool, but compared to the activities in the black hills and the badlands, it’s not that good. It gets hip and it’s always crowded. Good ice cream though! I loved zip lining outside of the park.
    Visited June 2022
    Travelled with family
    Written 2 May 2023
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Mindy
Louisville, KY29 contributions
Jun 2023 • Solo
Mount Rushmore is an amazing sight to see. It’s just mind boggling…how’d they do that?!? Once you get past that, it’s just not worth it. They charge too much for parking considering there’s nothing else to see or do and it’s very crowded and touristy. I told my friends if they ever go just drive past it and save your money
Written 7 December 2023
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tchelle1111
Neligh, NE232 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
As a history buff, I enjoyed the beauty. I feel that parking should be free. Also dissatisfied with the lack of collection in gift shops. More like tourist stuff. You could tell it was off season and needed to restock
Written 12 November 2023
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GoAlong2
Seattle, WA909 contributions
Sep 2023 • Family
The giant carved faces on the mountain are awesome. We arrived in the morning and easily found paid parking in the garage by the visitor center. The main plaza and walkways direct your view toward the mountain. The visitor center is large with multiple buildings and includes a restaurant, theater, and informational displays. We also hike the loop trail down by the base of the mountain. There are a lot of steps and it is fairly exposed to the sun, so take water on a warm day. We enjoyed learning about the history of the area and viewing the mountain.
Written 10 November 2023
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Sandy Q
Malibu, CA367 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
We were in awe of Mount Rushmore. It was so beautiful in person, and we were lucky to have perfect weather. What an amazing piece of art and the visitor center was like a museum that provided you with all of the background and the incredible artistry / genius that went into creating this landmark. Highly recommend for all ages, pictures do not do it justice, it's a must see site!
Written 6 November 2023
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Jerrianne W
Saint Louis, MO77 contributions
Oct 2023 • Solo
The Black Hills in the fall is something to see! There's a lot less traffic so you can take your time as you wander through the canyons on those hairpin twists and turns!
Written 6 November 2023
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AmeliavdBerg
Auckland, New Zealand497 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
Mount Rushmore is a have to see at least ones in your lifetime . We arrived as it opened as it can get very busy over the peak summer time . Entry was cheap with parking included . It’s very well maintained , clean and very informative . Guides everywhere to explain everything Easy walk to the closest point and back great couple of hours spend there
Written 30 October 2023
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Ed D
Peachtree City, GA675 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
The weather was clear, so the view was incredible. I recommend renting the tour wands, which describe portions of the hike to the base and the history. We did not make the hike but found the recordings informative. There is a movie and exhibits below the Heroes Plaza that I highly recommend. This was one of the pinnacles of our 3800-mile road trip and well worth the drive. Be prepared to walk from the parking deck and to pay for parking (take your ticket with you). The on-site café and ice cream shop are pretty good. Watch the weather; if fog or rain is forecast, you may want to pick another day to visit – almost everything is outside, and the carving may be obscured by poor weather.
Written 24 October 2023
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Lizzy R
1 contribution
May 2023 • Family
can i go back in time and make people not carve this? it was originally a mountain called the six Grandfathers that was very sacred to the indiginous peoples of the area.
Written 22 October 2023
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Jessica M
Seattle, WA275 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
We got to park late but staff friendly and helpful. Tour the presidential tour. It was great evening. Not crowded. Lot of people eating ice cream sold at site. Sun setting was nice color on monument. We found some geocaches and camped for night. Very relaxing visit
Written 21 October 2023
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Luann M
Pecatonica, IL424 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
We had been here before, but never for the lighting. The fall weather was gorgeous, the crowds were really low, and it was pleasant to just sit and see the lighting change for the statue. Parking is $10 (or $5 senior, or free for service). That needs to be paid with a credit card. The flags at the entrance were beautiful and I throughly enjoyed it.
Written 18 October 2023
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