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Address: 13000 Hwy 244, Keystone, SD 57751-0268
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+1 605-574-2523
05:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 05:00 - 23:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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I've visited Mount Rushmore during peak summer time and wow, so much different in winter but for the better. At 9 am we only saw three other people. It was so beautiful and quiet... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Nicole D
Duluth, Minnesota
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Duluth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I've visited Mount Rushmore during peak summer time and wow, so much different in winter but for the better. At 9 am we only saw three other people. It was so beautiful and quiet. Most of the shops and trails are closed so if your a first time visitor that might be disappointing. But the visitor center was open and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

First time visit in the early part of June, this place was amazing, great history and a wonderful tribute to some of our great leaders! This was an awesome place for the family! The lighting at night along with the tribute to our soldiers was very emotional! Word of advice the ticket you purchase for parking is good for a... More 

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Juneau, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Was amazed at the beauty of this monument. The trails leading up to the base were very clean and well maintained.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

it is just disrespectful to the Native American's heritage to have this 'American Icon' carved into a sacred site in which the Native's presented immense courage, bravery and determination as they were forcibly removed. A history that is sadly not recognised or spoken about as often as it really ought to be.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

It was so awesome to get to see Mt. Rushmore. The museum was very informative with videos & interactive devices (kids get to ignite the dynamite toy). Be sure to stay for the closing ceremony. It was such a respectful tribute to America and our military veterans. They had them all come to the stage and say their name, office... More 

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Ilminster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Mount Rushmore twice in one day. The first visit in daylight was much as we expected and well worth it, great views of this amazing national memorial, informative visitor centre and a busy but very good restaurant – very highly recommended, in fact it is a must if you are in the area. We were encouraged to attend... More 

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Highett, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mount Rushmore has always been on my bucket list and I was not disappointed! $10 to park the car but the monument is free to visit. There is also a museum/exhibition theatre that is also worth visiting explaining how the mountain was created, worth watching and again all free! A wonderful huge gift shop too! It is an absolute must!!

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You know it's going to be crowded. Deal with that. You simply can't visit this part of the US without seeing Mt. Rushmore. If you can visit in the off season, I highly recommend you do so. We visited in October, when the weather was cool but before the snows set in. Plan to spend at least 3 hours and... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have always wanted to see Mt Rushmore and finally stopped here on a December evening. Definitely worth the visit! It is an amazing sculpture given the size and location. The visitors center was clean and informational. We even saw 2 mountain goats near the entrance!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mount Rushmore is very interesting and really enjoyed everything there.We learned A lot of history about how they put the faces on the mountain in the winter a lot of things are closed.they had a great gift shop there they were all very friendly there was even a Mountain goat outside. They had a very nice museum there too that... More 

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