Nature & Science
There is more to Mount Rushmore than meets the eye. Use all five of your senses to discover little known wonders hidden below the sculpture of the four presidents. Mount Rushmore is located in the scenic Black Hills of South Dakota. The Black Hills are also called the "Island in the Prairie," as the granitic hills are surrounded by a sea of open prairie.
Take your time and view the great biological diversity that Mount Rushmore offers. On a typical day you might see several different species of wildflowers, deer, mountain goats, chipmunks and turkey vultures.
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Did You Know?
Blue Flax is one of the common flowers found at Mount Rushmore in late spring and early summer. American Indians used seeds from this plant to flavor their food.