Directions and Transportation

Getting Here:


Rapid City Regional Airport is located 35 miles from Mount Rushmore National Memorial on South Dakota Highway 44.


Visitors traveling by car on Interstate 90 should exit at Rapid City and follow U.S. Highway 16 to Keystone and then South Dakota Highway 244 to Mount Rushmore. Visitors coming from the south should follow U. S. Highway 385 north to South Dakota Highway 244, which is the road leading to the memorial.

Public Transportation

Rental cars or private tour companies can bring visitors to the memorial from Rapid City, South Dakota. Personal vehicles are the most common form of transportation. No public transportation options are available.

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    Getting Around

    Find out about driving in the Mount Rushmore area.

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Last updated: November 22, 2022

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

13000 Highway 244
Building 31, Suite 1

Keystone, SD 57751


605 574-2523
Park information. Phones are answered from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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