Plan Your Visit

Just over two million people visit Mount Rushmore each year. The busiest months are June, July and August. May, September and October are less busy and popular months to visit as well.

Want to avoid the crowds? Consider visiting before 9:00 a.m. or after 3:30 p.m.

Use the links below to plan your visit to Mount Rushmore and the surrounding Black Hills.

Visitors walk along the Avenue of Flags with Mount Rushmore in the background.
Basic Information

Get the information you need to help plan a visit to Mount Rushmore.

Map of the Black Hills area.
Directions and Transportation

How do I get there? Visit this page for maps, directions and travel suggestions.

Vehicles entering the Mount Rushmore parking facility.

Find information about the parking facility at Mount Rushmore.

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Eating and Sleeping

Find out about nearby restaurants, lodging and camping.

Photograph of the front of the Information Center at Mount Rushmore.
Places to Go

Learn more about some of the places to go at Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

Visitors starting out on the Presidential Trail.
Things to Do

Explore what you can do during your visit to Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

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Get information about the accessibility of Mount Rushmore's facilities.

An image of the colorful rock layers in Badlands National Park.
Nearby Attractions

Discover some of the other nearby National Park Service sites.


Need advice about planning your trip?  Check out the NPS Trip Planning Guide to help make your visit safe and enjoyable.

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    Last updated: January 24, 2023

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