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Contact: Maureen McGee-Ballinger, 605-574-3115
KEYSTONE, SD: Superintendent Cheryl A. Schreier has announced a change in the hours of operation at Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Beginning Sunday August 10, 2014, the Evening Lighting Ceremony at Mount Rushmore will transition to an earlier start time of 8:00 PM. The Lincoln Borglum Visitor Center, bookstore and museum as well as the Information Center's closing time will change to 9:00 PM.
The Lakota, Nakota and Dakota Heritage Village and Youth Exploration Area will close for the season August 12. Closing time for the Carvers Café and the Memorial Team Ice Cream Shop changes to 8:00 PM on August 10. The Xanterra Gift Shop will close at 9:30 PM. Opening hours for all operations remain the same.
The last Evening Lighting Ceremony of the season will be September 30, 2014. The Sculptor's Studio will be open until 6:00 PM beginning September 1. The studio will be closed September 30 for inventory and reopen October 1 from 9:00 AM –5:00 PM through October 12.
Please check at the Information Center for a schedule of hours and special events. Programming and hours are weather dependent. For more information, please visit Mount Rushmore National Memorial's official website at www.nps.gov/moru or call (605) 574-2523.