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

    Mount Rushmore

    National Memorial South Dakota

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  • 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.

Your Safety

Visitors must stay on established walking trails and hard surfaces at all times.

Climbing Mount Rushmore is prohibited. Rock climbing is permitted in other areas of the memorial, climbing regulations available here...

Fires & Hunting

Open fires and hunting are not permitted within the boundaries of Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

Protection of Park Resources
The natural and cultural resources are protected. Picking up rocks, collecting plants or feeding wildlife are prohibited. Please do not litter.

Smoking, Food and Beverages
Smoking, food and Beverages are prohibited in the Information Center, Lincoln Borglum Museum/Visitor Center, Sculptor's Studio and Concession Building. Smoking is allowed outside, except in the Amphitheater during performances. Please use disposal bins located outside the buildings for smoking materials.

Did You Know?

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.