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.
Plan Your Visit
All facilities at Mount Rushmore National Memorial are wheelchair accessible.
Parking for the disabled is available as well as a limited number of wheelchairs that can be checked out, free of charge, at the Information Center. The Information Center is located near the walk-in entrance to the memorial, directly across from the main restrooms and Audio Tour Building.
Visit the following links for visitor services information such as camping, dining and lodging available in the Black Hills of South Dakota:
Did You Know?
Mountain Goats are not native to the Black Hills. The population can be traced back to six goats, a gift to Custer State Park by Canada in 1924, that escaped from their pens and found their home among the granite peaks of the Black Hills. There are now approximately 200 mountain goats in the area.