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.
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.
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.
Lincoln Borglum Visitor Center
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.