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MOUNT RUSHMORE NATIONAL MEMORIAL
Rapid City, South Dakota is the doorway to the Mount Rushmore National Memorial, an awe-inspiring, must-see experience for your vacation. Visited by nearly three million people each year, this bucket list attraction is a meaningful part of vacationing in Rapid City. Whether seeing it for the first time or making a return pilgrimage, Mount Rushmore lives up to its reputation as an iconic American experience.
The faces of four American presidents – George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln – are carved from a granite mountainside high above the treetops of the Black Hills. Carving took 14 years to complete and cost $1 million, yet this Shrine to Democracy is priceless to Americans. Use our Monumental Itinerary to help guide your Mount Rushmore vacation planning.
WHERE IS MOUNT RUSHMORE?
Mount Rushmore is about a half hour’s scenic drive from Rapid City. As you journey into the Black Hills, you’ll see the area is full of interesting things to do and spectacular vistas.