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
American History, Alive in Stone...
Discover all of the Black Hills area parks and museums by participating in Activity 99, part of the centennial of the National Park Service.
Operating Hours and Seasons
Mount Rushmore's hours vary by season. Find out when the facilities and grounds are open.
Trip Planning Information
Have questions about visiting Mount Rushmore? Our Plan Your Visit pages are a good place to begin.
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
Launching, landing or operating unmanned or remote controlled aircraft within Mount Rushmore National Memorial is prohibited (36 CFR 1.5)
Special Events at Mount Rushmore
Many special events are held at Mount Rushmore during the summer months.
Fees and Passes
Find information about the parking fees at Mount Rushmore National Memorial.
Special Use and Filming Permits
Learn more about obtaining permits for special uses, filming and photography.
2017 Independence Day
View the events planned for Independence Day at Mount Rushmore National Memorial.