Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Mount Rushmore with ponderosa pine trees in the foreground under a clear blue sky.
Mount Rushmore with ponderosa pine trees in the foreground under a clear blue sky.

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Quick Facts

Location:
Keystone, South Dakota
Significance:
Sculpture honoring George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln
Designation:
National Memorial
OPEN TO PUBLIC:
Yes

Majestic figures of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln, surrounded by the beauty of the Black Hills of South Dakota, tell the story of the birth, growth, development and preservation of this country. From the history of the first inhabitants to the diversity of America today, Mount Rushmore brings visitors face to face with the rich heritage we all share.