Basic Information

13000 Highway 244
Building 31, Suite 1
Keystone, SD 57751

Visitors traveling by car from the East use Exit 61 off I-90 follow signs. Coming from the West use exit 57 exit at Rapid City and follow U.S. Highway 16 southwest to Keystone and then Highway 244 to Mount Rushmore. Visitors coming from the south should follow Highway 385 north to Highway 244, which is the road leading to the memorial.

Mount Rushmore grounds - early March through September

Weather permitting, the grounds at Mount Rushmore are open every day of the year. The Information Center, Visitor Center, Gift Shop and Carver's Marketplace are open every day except December 25th.

Standard Hours

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Additional Information

Weather at Mount Rushmore can be highly variable in any season. Summer high temperatures range from 70 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Fall high temperatures range from 45 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Winter high temperatures range from 20 to 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Spring high temperatures range from 30 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit. July and August are the warmest months, December and January the coldest. March and April receive the most snow, while May and June receive the most rain.

Entrance Fees:

Mount Rushmore Entrance Fee - $0.00

There is no entrance fee for Mount Rushmore National Memorial. However, fees are required to park at the memorial.

Mount Rushmore Parking Fee - private vehicles - $10.00

Parking fee is for private passenger vehicles, valid for one year from date of purchase. Parking fee for Seniors, 62 and older, is $5 and Active Duty Military parking is free. Annual Pass, Annual Pass - Military, Senior Pass, Access Pass and Every Kid In A Park Pass do not apply.

Mount Rushmore Parking Fee - Commercial Bus - $50.00

Valid for 24 hours from time of purchase. Annual Pass, Annual Pass - Military, Senior Pass, Access Pass and Every Kid In A Park Pass do not apply.

Mount Rushmore Parking Fee - School Bus - $25.00

Valid for 24 hours from time of purchase. Annual Pass, Annual Pass - Military, Senior Pass, Access Pass and Every Kid In A Park Pass do not apply.

Information Center

Find basic information about the memorial as well as information about the local area. Opens at 8:00 a.m. daily (closed December 25th). Closes at 5:00 p.m. October through late May, 10:00 p.m. late May through mid August, and 9:00 p.m. mid August through the end of September.

Lincoln Borglum Visitor Center

Park information, film, museum exhibits and a bookstore. Opens at 8:00 a.m. daily (closed December 25th). Closes at 5:00 p.m. October through late May, 10:00 p.m. late May through mid August, and 9:00 p.m. mid August through the end of September.

 

Use the links below to find out when the memorial is open, what the fees are and the current conditions. You can also find information about some of the rules and regulations.

 
 

Last updated: April 18, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

13000 Highway 244
Building 31, Suite 1

Keystone, SD 57751

Phone:

(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. All times are Mountain Time.

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