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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Once in a lifetime this inspired monument should be visited by every American! It is a master sculpture. more »
Another bucket list item scratched off of our list, and despite my wife's limited mobility (sprained knee riding a horse) and a low, intermittent cloud deck this was well worth the trip. On the... more »
WOW!! This was an incredible experience. Even with current construction, this is 5 stars all day. I cannot tell you how many cool things there are to do and see here. I was just expecting a quick 10 minute trip, take some pictures and be done. NOPE! There is a whole trail to experience. An audio tour, the Studio where they tell you all about the mountains history.. Just so many cool things. The food court is top notch. Extremely clean and modern. So many different types of foods, there is something for everyone. You have to try the vanilla ice cream!!! Overall this is an incredible family experience. I'm do glad we decided to come to Mount Rushmore.
These National park/memorial site is very popular and is one of nicely known places in the National park service system. I been hearing about these place for yrs!!! Mount Rushmore is a wonderful place to be at!! Its very strange, & it's some what busy around the park! Get out here to see it!! My experience is great& I gave it a 4 star rating of a good place to hang out a bit to look around,& take a little hike to the base of it!!
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