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

    Mount Rushmore

    National Memorial South Dakota

Places To Go

Visit the places below to get directions or to learn more about Mount Rushmore and the Black Hills. Operating hours vary by season.

 
The Information Center and Mount Rushmore Bookstore.
Information Center
Located near the parking structure, this building is the first stop for many visitors. A large sign outside provides information about the daily schedule, and park rangers inside can answer questions you may have about what to see and do. A Mount Rushmore Bookstore is also located here.
 
The Lincoln Borglum Visitor Center.

Lincoln Borglum Visitor Center
Located below the Grand View Terrace, this building houses two theaters, a museum and a Mount Rushmore Bookstore. The film, "Mount Rushmore, The Shrine," is shown every 20 minutes in each theater. The museum exhibits tell the story of Gutzon Borglum, the creation of Mount Rushmore and the workers who helped.

 
The Sculptor's Studio below Mount Rushmore.

Sculptor's Studio
Visit the place where Guzton Borglum worked from 1939 to 1941 and view the 1/12th scale model of Mount Rushmore. During the summer months, rangers present 15-minute talks here focusing on the workers who helped Borglum create Mount Rushmore and the tools and techniques they used. A Mount Rushmore Bookstore is also located here.

Did You Know?

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."