• Mount Rushmore, Washington, Jefferson, T. Roosevelt, Lincoln framed by ponderosa pine trees under a bright blue sky.

    Mount Rushmore

    National Memorial South Dakota

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  • 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.

For Kids

For Kids

You can learn more about your National Parks by reading the Junior Ranger Gazette.

Try the National Park Service On-line WebRangers program.

Feeling Adventurous? Do you like to find things that are lost?

Find out stories from clues? How about a little time travel?

Explore, learn, and have fun. more...


During your visit to the park you can become a Mount Rushmore Junior Ranger.


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.

 

Mount Rushmore Student Guide.

Hello kids, you can visit and download this Mount Rushmore student guide. This guide will provide you with some great information about the idea, the people involved, the presidents, an informative timeline, animals and plants, and park facts. visit and download...

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

A man-made opening called the Hall of Records was created in the mountain behind the heads on Mount Rushmore. Gutzon Borglum and his carvers worked on the Hall of Records from July, 1938, until July, 1939, but it was never finished.