13000 SD Hwy 244
- Price: Free
- Hours of Operation: May-Aug: 8am-7:30pm; Sept: 9am-7:30pm
- Days Closed: October thru April
- Family Friendly
- Gift Shop
- Open Seasonally
In 1939, this structure was built as a second on-site studio for sculptor Gutzon Borglum. Unique plaster models and worker tools related to the sculpting processes are displayed in this studio. Special programs including a short studio talk on the mountain carving process and exhibits explaining Gutzon Borglum's vision make this a must see while visiting the park, especially in 2016 during the 75th Anniversary of the Completion of Mount Rushmore.
Learn about the tools and techniques used in the carving of the mountain sculpture. Talks include stories from the workers, demonstrations of the tools and the artist's working model. Programs are offered frequently each day throughout the summer months.