Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Visiting a national memorial can be breathtaking, especially when it involves 60-feet of presidential portraits carved into granite at Mount Rushmore National Memorial. So, where is Mount Rushmore? Right in the Black Hills of South Dakota, a beautiful 30-minute drive from Rapid City, the largest city in the area with an airport, a wide range of hotels, dining, and shopping options for before or after meeting George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Teddy Roosevelt, and Abe Lincoln.

Whether you’re taking selfies with the presidents, discovering the memorial’s history at the Sculptor’s Studio and Lincoln Borglum Museum, or honoring American Veterans at the Evening Lighting Ceremony, there are numerous things to do while visiting Mount Rushmore. Find more details below or head to our top ten things list to start planning your visit.

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