American History, Alive in Stone...

Mount Rushmore National Memorial is visited by nearly three million people each year that come to marvel at the majestic beauty of the Black Hills of South Dakota and learn about the birth, growth, development and preservation of the country. From the history of the first inhabitants to the diversity of America today, Mount Rushmore brings visitors face to face with the rich heritage we all share. Read More

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Activity 99

Discover all of the Black Hills area parks and museums by participating in Activity 99, part of the centennial of the National Park Service.

Visitors walking along the Avenue of Flags with Mount Rushmore in the background.

Operating Hours and Seasons

Mount Rushmore's hours vary by season. Find out when the facilities and grounds are open.

Mount Rushmore viewed through a tunnel on the nearby Iron Mountain Road.

Trip Planning Information

Have questions about visiting Mount Rushmore? Our Plan Your Visit pages are a good place to begin.

Service dogs are allowed at Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

Pets at Mount Rushmore

Service dogs are allowed at Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Other pets are only allowed in the designated area at the parking structure

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Unmanned Aircraft

Launching, landing or operating unmanned or remote controlled aircraft within Mount Rushmore National Memorial is prohibited (36 CFR 1.5)

A group of bagpipers perform at Mount Rushmore.

Special Events at Mount Rushmore

Many special events are held at Mount Rushmore during the summer months.

Photo of the entrance to the parking structure at Mount Rushmore.

Fees and Passes

Find information about the parking fees at Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

Close up photo of the eyes of Theodore Roosevelt on Mount Rushmore.

Special Use and Filming Permits

Learn more about obtaining permits for special uses, filming and photography.

Theodore Roosevelt reenactor Gib Young with the crowd at Mount Rushmore during Indepencence Day.

2017 Independence Day

View the events planned for Independence Day at Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

13000 Highway 244
Building 31, Suite 1

Keystone, SD 57751


(605) 574-2523
Park information. Phones are answered 7 days a week. Hours are 8:00 - 5:00 October through May, 8:00 - 10:00 June through mid-August and 8:00 - 9:00 mid-August through September.

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