Mount Rushmore National Memorial | Black Hills & Badlands of South Dakota
Mount Rushmore National Memorial

America's Shrine of Democracy

Mount Rushmore National Memorial | Black Hills & Badlands of South Dakota
Mount Rushmore National Memorial

America's Shrine of Democracy

Mount Rushmore National Memorial | Black Hills & Badlands of South Dakota
Mount Rushmore National Memorial

America's Shrine of Democracy

Mount Rushmore National Memorial | Black Hills & Badlands of South Dakota
Mount Rushmore National Memorial

America's Shrine of Democracy

Mount Rushmore National Memorial | Black Hills & Badlands of South Dakota
Mount Rushmore National Memorial

America's Shrine of Democracy

Mount Rushmore National Memorial | Black Hills & Badlands of South Dakota
Mount Rushmore National Memorial

America's Shrine of Democracy

Mount Rushmore National Memorial | Black Hills & Badlands of South Dakota
Mount Rushmore National Memorial

America's Shrine of Democracy

Mount Rushmore National Memorial is a large-scale mountain sculpture by artist Gutzon Borglum. The figures of America's most prominent U.S. presidents--George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln  and Theodore Roosevelt—represent 150 years of American history.

The Memorial is located near Keystone in the Black Hills of South Dakota, roughly 30 miles from Rapid City.

Each year, approximately three million tourists from all over the world visit Mount Rushmore to experience this patriotic site. Today, the wonder of the mountain reverberates through every visitor. The four "great faces" of the presidents tower 5,725 feet above sea level and are scaled to men who would stand 465 feet tall.

There are many amenities at the site including an Information Center, Mount Rushmore Audio Tour, Lincoln Borglum Visitor Center & Museum, the Presidential Trail, Youth Exploration Area, Sculptor’s Studio, the Amphitheater, a parking garage with R.V. parking, pet exercise areas, Presidential Trail, the Carvers Café, Memorial Ice Cream Shop, Gift Shop and the Mount Rushmore Bookstores.

Directions

Visitors traveling on I-90 should exit at Rapid City and follow Highway 16 southwest to Keystone and then Highway 244 to Mount Rushmore. Visitors coming from the south should follow Highway 385 north to Highway 244, which is the road leading to the memorial.