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

    Mount Rushmore

    National Memorial South Dakota

Park Statistics

Acerage
Gross Area Acres 1,278.45
Visitation: Mount Rushmore

Year

Recreation Visitors

1941

393,000

1942

139,694

1943

31,412

1944

29,575

1945

84,712

1946

324,596

1947

427,022

1948

570,663

1949

656,717

1950

740,499

1951

740,634

1952

835,101

1953

913,808

1954

910,100

1955

894,600

1956

829,800

1957

866,700

1958

961,400

1959

1,045,700

1960

1,067,000

1961

1,030,400

1962

1,209,400

1963

1,272,800

1964

1,343,300

1965

1,507,400

1966

1,585,200

1967

1,632,500

1968

1,728,500

1969

1,763,900

1970

1,965,700

1971

2,281,200

1972

1,880,903

1973

1,949,300

1974

1,592,500

1975

1,533,500

1976

1,733,500

1977

1,733,100

1978

1,750,127

1979

1,245,425

1980

1,284,888

1981

1,604,991

1982

1,484,300

1983

1,562,559

1984

1,558,872

1985

1,740,793

1986

1,648,737

1987

1,530,714

1988

1,570,137

1989

1,639,986

1990

1,671,673

1991

2,044,522

1992

1,917,134

1993

1,930,053

1994

2,043,988

1995

1,687,529

1996

1,904,991

1997

1,752,014

1998

2,014,485

1999

1,972,289

2000

1,868,876

2001

1,904,119

2002

2,162,570

2003

2,217,894

2004

2,037,820

2005

2,037,861

2006

1,989,771

2007

1,856,118

2008

1,789,328

2009

2,260,192

2010

2,331,237

2011

2,081,722

2012

2,185,447



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.