This pendentive below the dome depicts the tree of life, with two allegorical figures holding symbols of education and the home. It is meant to represent Grant's early life.
- Contains a permanent exhibit gallery addressing some of the major events in President Grant's life.
- A bookstore/gift shop offers memorabilia and publications.
- In the media room, a brief film highlights the mausoleum's construction.
- Regularly scheduled ranger talks are available.
- Public restrooms are available here.
- This is the final resting place of President Grant and his wife Julia Dent Grant, and a solemn place for visitors to quietly reflect on his life and achievements.
- Visitors are invited to explore this impressive stone structure on a self-guided basis. Rangers are available to answer questions.
- The crypt area, holding two sarcophagi that contain the remains of President Grant and his wife Julia Dent Grant, are accessable for viewing.
- Lifelike bronze busts of Grant's senior generals surround the sarcophagi in the crypt area.
- Two reliquary rooms on the main floor contain American Civil War battle flags, surrounded by murals of maps denoting major engagements of the war.
- Overhead, three large mosaic murals depict important scenes from Grant's military career.
- The plaza surrounding the mausoleum, and its adjoining grounds are part of the memorial experience, and a place for respectful contemplation of Grant's life and achievements, as well as an appreciation of the design and construction of the memorial.
- A series of tile-mosaic benches, inspired by modernist Antoni Gaudi and commissioned to commemorate the centennial of Yellowstone National Park, surround the sides and rear of the mausoleum.