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...
Fees and Passes
Find information about the parking fees at Mount Rushmore National Memorial.
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 Use and Filming Permits
Learn more about obtaining permits for special uses, filming and photography.
Special Events at Mount Rushmore
Many special events are held at Mount Rushmore during the summer months.
2017 Independence Day
View the events planned for Independence Day at Mount Rushmore National Memorial.