Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Keystone

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American history carved into stone, Mount Rushmore National Memorial is the work of a team of carvers, led by sculptor Gutzon Borglum. The 18 m (60 ft) sculptures of the heads of four American presidents stand 1,745 m (5,725 ft) above sea level. An iconic symbol of presidential greatness, the stone memorial has appeared in dozens of books and movies, attracting over 2 million tourists each year. Carvers took over a decade to create these mammoth faces, working from 1927 until 1941. The canyon behind the carved heads contains a vault with 16 porcelain enamel panels, which record the history of the United States and the biography of the gigantic sculpture's creator. Plan your visit to Mount Rushmore National Memorial and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Keystone driving holiday planner.
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  • When you hear the word America and have to associate physical things to the word; I would guess the Mt. Rushmore would be in the top 5 answers (like playing the family feud). Walk around the... 
    When you hear the word America and have to associate physical things to the word; I would guess the Mt. Rushmore would be in the top 5 answers (like playing the family feud). Walk around the...  more »
  • When we arrived at Mount Rushmore it was nearly deserted and there were small blankets of snow on the ground. The majesty of the memorial was awe inspiring and having the opportunity to be there... 
    When we arrived at Mount Rushmore it was nearly deserted and there were small blankets of snow on the ground. The majesty of the memorial was awe inspiring and having the opportunity to be there...  more »
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  • Beautiful monument. Be nice once it's complete. But it's still a beautiful site to see. Bear in mind that this trip goes quick because you can only look so much at the same thing. There is ice cream and gift shops. My wife bought me an awesome Colombia jacket that has mount Rushmore embroidered into it. $60. Fair price but no steal. Maybe pair this trip with something else in the area because it does go quick.
  • Mount Rushmore was amazing! There are so many unique views and a lot of rich history. We watched the 15 min video about Borglum and it was very informative. We loved our day trip so much that we came back another day at night to see the lighting ceremony. The speaker that night was so inspirational about her American story, the video was lovely, the mountain was gorgeous lit up with the lit flag waiving nearby. The fact that my father and I were able to come on stage as veterans was so nice, as the flag was brought down for sunset. There were so many veterans there that night who joined us. I noticed many shedding a few tears because of the evenings events just inspired so much patriotism. It was beautiful to see it’s still alive and well!

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