• 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.

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.

There is no entrance fee for Mount Rushmore National Memorial. However, fees are required to park at the memorial.

Overnight Stays
No camping, lodging or overnight rv facilities are available within Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

Visit the following links for visitor services information such as camping, dining and lodging available in the Black Hills of South Dakota:

South Dakota State Department of Tourism

Rapid City Convention & Visitors Bureau

Keystone Chamber of Commerce

Custer Chamber of Commerce

Hill City Chamber of Commerce

Black Hills National Forest

South Dakota State Parks


Did You Know?

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.