• Mount Rushmore, Washington, Jefferson, T. Roosevelt, Lincoln framed by ponderosa pine trees under a bright blue sky.

    Mount Rushmore

    National Memorial South Dakota


Pets are not allowed in any part of the Memorial except:

  • in the pet exercise areas areas located at each end of the upper level of the parking facility
  • at the entrance to the main visitor area, by the benches at the main pergola (the row of large columns at the walk in entrance)

Please pick up after your pet with bags that are provided in the pet exercise areas.

You may want to consider using a kennel service available in nearby communities.

Service dogs are permitted to accompany visitors with disabilities in all areas open to the public at Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

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