Grand View Terrace

Photo of the concrete surface of the Grand View Terrace and Mount Rushmore.
Grand View Terrace

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Quick Facts

Accessible Sites, Benches/Seating, Elevator, Scenic View/Photo Spot, Wheelchair Accessible

The Grand View Terrace is the main viewing area of Mount Rushmore National Memorial and the first offering a closer and unobstructed view, making it a popular spot for photos. The Grand View Terrace is a hub of activity in the summer season - make sure to listen for ranger program announcements. From the terrace you can visit the Lincoln Borglum Visitor Center located directly below, access the Presidential Trail, or walk the stairs to the Sculptor’s Studio.

Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Last updated: December 15, 2022