• 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.

Accessibility

For Mobility Impairments (Wheelchairs)
Vehicles are able to unload mobility-impaired visitors in front of the main entryway and then park in the parking lot (fee area). Wheelchairs are available for loan at the Information Center on a first-come, first-served basis.

Amphitheater and Lincoln Borglum Visitor Center
Elevators are accessible from the Grand View Terrace to the museum lobby and Amphitheater.

Sculptor's Studio
Depending on security issues, the Sculptor's Studio is wheelchair accessible from the remote parking area. Check with the ranger in the Information Center.

Trails
The Presidential Trail is surfaced to accommodate wheelchairs from the Grand View Terrace to viewing areas at the base of the mountain.

Dining Facility and Gift Shop
The dining facility and gift shop are wheelchair accessible.

National Parks: Accessible to Everyone

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.