Getting Around

Vehicles sometimes backed up nearly three miles before the construction of the parking garage during the 1990's.
Vehicles sometimes backed up nearly three miles before the construction of the parking garage during the 1990's.

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Traffic while traveling to and from Mount Rushmore on area highways is typically not congested, but is heaviest during the middle of the day.

Once you arrive at Mount Rushmore traffic back-ups sometimes occur at the entrance to the parking garage, where the large volume of vehicles passing through the gates can cause congestion.

After taking a ticket to enter the parking garage, you may pay at any time at one of several machines located in the parking garage, near the memorial entrance, in the gift shop and in the cafe.

June, July and August are the busiest months, and July 3rd and 4th are the busiest individual days.

 
Driving in parks infographic using icons in the shape of a yellow diamond with the following safety messages:  Always wear a seatbelt represented by an icon of a person buckled up. Follow speed limits represented by the icon of an odometer. Keep your eyes

Derrick Lam and Lilia Fomm

Last updated: May 23, 2022

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Mailing Address:

13000 Highway 244
Building 31, Suite 1

Keystone , SD 57751

Phone:

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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