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

    Mount Rushmore

    National Memorial South Dakota

Traffic & Travel Tips

Vehicles sometimes backed up nearly three miles before the construction of the parking garage during the 1990's.

Vehicles sometimes backed up nearly three miles before the construction of the parking garage during the 1990's.

NPS Photo

Traffic while traveling to and from Mount Rushmore on area highways is typically not congested, but is heaviest during the middle of the day.

Once you arrive at Mount Rushmore traffic back-ups sometimes occur at the entrance to the parking garage, where the large volume of vehicles passing through the gates can cause congestion. Paying for parking is usually a quick process. You can help by having payment ready before you get to the gate.

June, July and August are the busiest months, and July 3rd and 4th are the busiest individual days.

 

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

A committee of the Rapid City Women's Club headed by Mrs. C.C. Warren and Mrs. Gutzon Borglum created this 39ft by 67ft flag for the dedication of the Washington figure on July 4, 1930. This flag was later used by Gutzon Borglum to dedicate each of the other presidents.