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

    Mount Rushmore

    National Memorial South Dakota

2013 press releases

February 26, 2013 National Park Tourism in South Dakota more...

April 11, 2013 An Afternoon with Jan Conn, Climber & Carver more...

June 3, 2013 NPS & Indian Arts and Crafts Board News Release more...

July 8, Closures and Public Use Limits (SMOKING)

Aug 5, Time Change for Evening Program

Aug 6, Xanterra Wins Midwest Region Partnership Award

Aug 23, Commemoration of 50th Anniversary of I Have a Dream Speech

Oct 29, United States Mint to Launch Mount Rushmore Quarter Nov. 6

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Over 90% of Mount Rushmore was carved using dynamite. Dynamite blasts removed approximately 450,000 tons of rock from the mountain.