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

    Mount Rushmore

    National Memorial South Dakota

Things To Know Before You Come

Entrance Fees

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

Parking Facility

Parking is readily available in the memorial's parking complex, which is managed by Presidential Parking, Inc. This park concession operates under a contract between the National Park Service and the Mount Rushmore Society, which constructed the parking facility and continues to operate and maintain it. No federal funding was used to construct the parking facility. A parking fee is assessed to offset the expenses of construction, operation and maintenance of the parking facility. This parking permit entitles a non-commercial vehicle unlimited entry to the memorial for the calendar year.

The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Annual Pass, the Annual Pass - Military, the Senior Pass and the Access Pass cannot be used for parking fees at Mount Rushmore National Memorial. These passes cover entrance fees and in some cases provide a discount on special use fees such as camping and tours, but do not cover concession fees such as parking.

Parking Fees

Cars, Motorcycles and RVs $11 per vehicle
Commercial Tour Bus $50*
Verified, nonprofit Educational Bus $25*

*Parking passes for buses are valid for 24 hours from time of first entry.

Parking fees may be paid with cash, traveler's check, local personal check or with Visa or Mastercard.

Additional Information

No reservations are needed to visit the memorial. Parking for vehicles pulling trailers or extra long vehicles is extremely limited.

For questions concerning parking and parking fees, please call Presidential Parking, Inc. at (605) 574-2643.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Blue Flax is one of the common flowers found at Mount Rushmore in late spring and early summer. American Indians used seeds from this plant to flavor their food.