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Mount Rushmore National Memorial, SD

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Mount Rushmore viewed from a distance.
Mount Rushmore viewed from a distance.

Mount Rushmore viewed from the Iron Mountain Road with pine trees in the foreground.

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Mount Rushmore from nearby vehicle pullout.
Mount Rushmore from nearby vehicle pullout.

Mount Rushmore viewed from a vehicle pullout with clouds moving behind the mountain.

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Closeup of Mount Rushmore
Closeup of Mount Rushmore

A closeup photo of Mount Rushmore under a clear sky and bright sunlight.

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Mount Rushmore as seen through the Avenue of Flags
Mount Rushmore as seen through the Avenue of Flags

The flags of all 56 states and territories line the walkway towards Mount Rushmore.

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Mount Rushmore after a recent snow under a bright sky.
Mount Rushmore after a recent snow under a bright sky.

Mount Rushmore after a recent snow under a bright sky.

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Mount Rushmore illuminated just after dark.
Mount Rushmore illuminated just after dark.

Mount Rushmore is illuminated for one hour every night throughout the year.

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Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Mount Rushmore National Memorial is visited by nearly three million people each year that come to marvel at the majestic beauty of the Black Hills of South Dakota and learn about the birth, growth, development...[more]

Address

Mount Rushmore National Memorial
13000 Hwy 244 Bldg 31 Suite 1
Keystone, SD 57751
Phone:(605) 574 2523
Email:Ed_Menard@nps.gov

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Directions

Getting There
Plane
Rapid City Regional Airport: 35 miles to the memorial from Rapid City Regional Airport.
Car
Car 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.
Public Transportation
Rental cars or private tour companies can bring visitors to the memorial from Rapid City, SD. Personal vehicles are the most common form of transportation. No public transportation options exist.
Getting Around
Mount Rushmore National Memorial facilities are concentrated in a central area with pedestrian access from parking. Plan on at least a 2 hour stay to fully enjoy the memorial.
 

Activities
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