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Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Keystone

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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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  • This is an Absolute MUST see & do. Mount Rushmore is a true National Treasure. The Visitors Center with its displays and short videos/movies is both educational as well as entertaining and should not....  more
    This is an Absolute MUST see & do. Mount Rushmore is a true National Treasure. The Visitors Center with its displays and short videos/movies is both educational as well as entertaining and should not....  more »
  • Travelled in June with our 9 year old grandson. Second and best visit for me at Mt. Rushmore. We hiked the Presidential trail which was wonderful and scenic. Highly recommend. 
    Travelled in June with our 9 year old grandson. Second and best visit for me at Mt. Rushmore. We hiked the Presidential trail which was wonderful and scenic. Highly recommend.  more »
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  • We planned our visit to be there just before dark to see the memorial and then stay for the lighting ceremony. It was an amazing experience. The ceremony does a nice job outlining the men memorialized on the mountain as well as gives nice detail and background to the undertaking of creating it. I would not change a thing about our visit, the weather was perfect, crowd size was great (busy but not packed) the drive up and down as well as parking was simple. Walking through the flags of all the states on the way to the amphitheater…just an amazing and moving experience. I recommend a visit to all.
  • A wonderful piece of Americana accessible to all. The park has many modern refinements including a museum with video streaming a gift shop restrooms and a restaurant. There's also covered parking available. Inexpensive and cold this time of year so be prepared. City of keystone mostly closed so don't plan on seeing anything there. Definitely worth the trip.

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