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.

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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.

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.

You can visit the Lincoln Borglum Visitor Center, located beneath the Grand View Terrace, to view exhibits and a 14-minute film describing the reasons for and methods used in carving Mount Rushmore. Or my personal favorite, Walk the Presidential Trail to get up close and personal with the mountain sculpture and perhaps glimpse some of the area wildlife. Afterwards you can enjoy ice cream in the cavers cafe.

Plan Your trip with adventure in mind, the area is a hot bed of state and national parks. Nearby sites include: Badlands National Park, Jewel Cave National Monument, Devils Tower National Monument, and Wind Cave National Park. All of these sites are unique, and deserve a spot on your bucket list.

Mount Rushmore is located at 13000 Highway 244 Building 31, Suite 1 Keystone, South Dakota. For more information, click here.

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