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?
Mount Rushmore is named after New York City attorney Charles E. Rushmore, who came to the Black Hills in 1884-85 to check legal titles on properties. On returning to Pine Camp he asked Bill Challis the name of this mountain. Bill replied, "Never had a name but from now on we'll call it Rushmore."