• 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.

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  • Introduction to Lakota Dance and Song

    Tuesday, September 9, 2014

    Join Presenters Darrell Red Cloud and Starr Chief Eagle on the GrandView Terrace at Mount Rushmore. More

  • Introduction to Lakota Dance and Song

    Tuesday, September 16, 2014

    Join Presenters Darrell Red Cloud and Starr Chief Eagle on the GrandView Terrace at Mount Rushmore. More

  • Introduction to Lakota Dance and Song

    Tuesday, September 23, 2014

    Join Presenters Darrell Red Cloud and Starr Chief Eagle on the GrandView Terrace at Mount Rushmore. More

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.