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.
Where To Eat
In the Park
The Carvers Cafe, the only dining facility in the park, serves a variety of foods. This Cafe is operated by Xanterra Parks & Resorts. They can be reached at (605) 574-2515. Website
Outside the Park
A wide variety of restaurants are available in nearby communities.
Did You Know?
A man-made opening called the Hall of Records was created in the mountain behind the heads on Mount Rushmore. Gutzon Borglum and his carvers worked on the Hall of Records from July, 1938, until July, 1939, but it was never finished.