No sculpture illumination October 6, 7 and 8, 2014
Due to replacement of the lighting system, the sculpture will not be illuminated on October 6, 7 and 8, 2014. The mountain will be illuminated for 30 minutes, beginning 1/2 hour after sunset, October 1- 5, and will resume nightly on October 9, 2014.
Be A Junior Ranger
What is a Junior Ranger?
A Junior Ranger Could be YOU!
During your visit to Mount Rushmore
Junior Ranger Activity Book: designed for children ages 5-12 years old. No fee. Youngsters learn more about Mount Rushmore as they explore the memorial through the activities inside. A Junior Ranger Badge along with a certificate is awarded upon completion of the booklet. Once the certificate is obtained, a souvenir patch may also be purchased in the Visitor Center or Information Center bookstore.
Rushmore Ranger Activity Booklet: for ages 13 and up. No fee. Designed for older children and adults to enhance their Mount Rushmore experience through learning activities. A certificate is awarded upon completion of the booklet. Once the certificate is obtained, a souvenir patch may be purchased in the Visitor Center or Information Center bookstore.
Did You Know?
Over 90% of Mount Rushmore was carved using dynamite. Dynamite blasts removed approximately 450,000 tons of rock from the mountain.