Operating Hours and Seasons

The visitor facilities at Mount Rushmore National Memorial are open all year, seven days a week, with the exception of December 25th. On December 25th, weather permitting, the parking structure and grounds remain open, but all buildings are closed.

Current hours are:

Parking structure and memorial grounds: 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Information Center and Lincoln Borglum Visitor Center: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Carver's Cafe: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Gift Shop: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Mount Rushmore illumination: sunset to 11:00 p.m.


All times listed are Mountain Time.
 
 

Operating hours for other facilities are listed below:

Lakota, Nakota and Dakota Heritage Village

August 14 - early June, 2017 Closed for season


Audio Tour Building

October 1, 2016 - late May, 2017 Audio Tour rentals available in Information Center bookstore from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Gift Shop

March 19 - April, 2017 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
April - December, 2017 Open daily at 8:00 a.m., closing time to be determined.


Carvers Café

March 13- early May, 2017 Cafe section partially closed for renovations, food service available from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily
Early May - December, 2017 Open daily at 8:00 a.m., closing time to be determined.


Ice Cream

March 13- early May, 2017 Available in Carver's Cafe, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily
May - September, 2017 Open daily at 11:00 a.m., closing time to be determined.


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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