American History, Alive in Stone...

Mount Rushmore National Memorial is visited by nearly three million people each year that come to marvel at the majestic beauty of the Black Hills of South Dakota and learn about the birth, growth, development and preservation of the country. From the history of the first inhabitants to the diversity of America today, Mount Rushmore brings visitors face to face with the rich heritage we all share.

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Service dogs are allowed at Mount Rushmore.

Pets at Mount Rushmore

Service dogs are allowed at Mount Rushmore. Other pets are only allowed in the pet exercise areas located near the parking structure.

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Unmanned aerial vehicles prohibited symbol.

Unmanned Aircraft

Launching, landing or operating unmanned or remote controlled aircraft within Mount Rushmore NMEM is prohibited. (36CFR 1.5 Closures & Public Limits)

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Activity 99

Discover all of the Black Hills area parks and museums by participating in "Activity 99," part of the centennial of the National Park Service.

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Mount Rushmore viewed through one of the tunnels on the Iron Mountain Road.

Trip Planning Information

Have questions about visiting Mount Rushmore? Our Plan Your Visit pages are a good place to begin.

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Mobile App now available

Mount Rushmore Goes Digital

Mount Rushmore's mobile app is now available free to the public. Get up close and personal with the presidents on your iPhone or iPad!

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Special Events in the Amphitheater

Special Events at Mount Rushmore

Many special events are held at Mount Rushmore during the summer months.

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Problem with Pine Beetle

Pine Beetle Infestation

The Black Hills area has experienced severe drought conditions for several years now, allowing the mountain pine beetle to proliferate.

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