The Mount Rushmore National Memorial is a sculpture carved into the granite face of Mount Rushmore near Keystone, South Dakota, in the United States. The Mount Rushmore Memorial was sculpted by Gutzon Borglum.
Representing freedom and democracy, Mount Rushmore National Memorial in the Black Hill National Forest near Keystone, Hill City, and Custer, is a tribute to four presidents:
George Washington, who represents the birth of our republic; visions of representative government with our expanding nation as seen by Thomas Jefferson; Theodore Roosevelt recognizing the role of the United States in world affairs and economy and Abraham Lincoln for equality to all citizens.
Mount Rushmore National Memorial and the Black Hills represent American history. History of Gutzon Borglum, Crazy Horse (Crazy Horse Memorial), Custer State Park, and old mining towns of Hill City and Keystone, connected by the 1880 train, now quaint with history and charm, thrive near Mount Rushmore Memorial.
Mount Rushmore is considered a priceless U.S. treasure. The U.S. National Park Service took control of Mount Rushmore National Memorial in 1933.
What to do at Mount Rushmore Memorial?
Please check at the park's Visitor Center or call the park at (605) 574-2523 for times of these activities.