The Mount Rushmore Bookstores have provided the memorial with over $1,000,000 since 1993. This funding is used for intern and volunteer staff, provides free publications for visitors, funds the park's Junior Ranger and Rushmore Ranger programs, supplies the flags for the Avenue of Flags, funds special events throughout the year, contributes to the parks educational programs, funds interpretive exhibits, contributes to the care and protection of the Lincoln Borglum Museum Collection, publishes promotional material for the park and publishes educational books, pamphlets and products with direct input from the National Park Service to increase public awareness of park significance.
The bookstores carry a variety of books about Mount Rushmore and surrounding parks. They also carry games for kids, games for adults, books on Native Americans, Pioneer Women and a good selection of DVD's and Videos. more...
The Mount Rushmore Audio Tour is a recorded guide incorporating narration, music, interviews, sound effects and historic recordings. This self-guided tour is available at the Information Center and at the Audio Tour building (during the summer season) in English, French, German, Lakota and Spanish for a $5 rental. more...
Did You Know?
Mount Rushmore is named after New York City attorney Charles E. Rushmore, who came to the Black Hills in 1884-85 to check legal titles on properties. On returning to Pine Camp he asked Bill Challis the name of this mountain. Bill replied, "Never had a name but from now on we'll call it Rushmore."