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Mount Rushmore National Memorial – Trip Advice [Guide]

Mt Rushmore, nps.gov

Featured Trip Destination: Mount Rushmore
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Location: Keystone, South Dakota (Map)                  Cost Per Person: No Charge
Age Range: All Ages                                                  Trip TIme: 2-3 Days
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Depending on the route you choose, Mount Rushmore is about 330 miles from Ft. Collins and driving time is around 6 hours. Mount Rushmore caters to those who love beautiful scenery and rich history.

Jenny Harding, TSM

About the Park
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The world’s largest piece of sculpture features 60-foot heads of four United States presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln.  Mount Rushmore covers more than a thousand acres and is open daily and year-round to welcome nearly 2 million visitors each year.

  • Stroll the Avenue of Flags, where each state is represented.
  • View the Mount Rushmore carving from Grand View Terrace.
  • View Mt. Rushmore’s new state of the art Visitor Center and Museum
  • View the lighting ceremony at 9:00 PM nightly during the summer months.
  • Shop for local arts and crafts, such as Black Hills Gold jewelry, in the gift shop.
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Where to stay

Trip Advisor list the best hotels in the area or you can also enjoy family friendly camp sites.

Nearby Attractions

  • The gold mining town of Deadwood had it’s own HBO series and is home to dozens of casinos.
  • Custer features a state park and the FlintstonesBedrock City Theme Park.
  •  Crazy Horse  honors  the spirit of Lakota leader Crazy Horse and his culture

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