While most visitors travel to Mount Rushmore to admire the enormous sculpted faces of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln, there are numerous other ways to experience this site and immerse yourself in the human history and the natural surroundings of the Black Hills of South Dakota.
If you have one to two hours:
If you have more time, you may also consider:
Ranger Led Programs
Learn more about ranger talks, Sculptor's Studio talks, the Lakota, Nakota and Dakota Heritage Village, and the Evening Lighting Ceremony.
Explore the natural world surrounding Mount Rushmore.
Mount Rushmore Self-Guided Tour
Learn more about renting the Mount Rushmore Self-Guided Tour.
Last updated: March 25, 2021