Mount Rushmore

Mount Rushmore National Memorial

When sculptor Gutzon Borglum looked upon the knobby, cracked face of Mount Rushmore in the Black Hills of South Dakota, he saw a vision of four United States presidents carved into the mountain. Between 1927 and 1941, with the help of over 400 workers and several influential politicians, Borglum began carving a memorial to the history of America. Today, Mount Rushmore is host to more than three million visitors each year from across the country and around the world.

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The iconic Mount Rushmore Memorial gives you the chance to immerse yourself in the beauty of nature, history and art..

Arts & Culture

  • Take the time to take in nature and an up close and personal view of the mountain sculpture.
  • View the exhibits and explore the history of the memorial. The 14 minute film brings the history of the carving and the sculptors to life.
  • See where sculptor Gutzon Borglum worked and created the maquettes that would be carved into the mountain.
  • Programs include Sculptor's Studio talks, the Lakota, Nakota and Dakota Heritage Village and the Evening Lighting Ceremony


  • From the nightly lighting events to music, celebrations, and educational programs, Mount Rushmore has much to offer. The July 4th Independence Day events are some of the most popular in the USA.

    A full calendar of events will be available online in June. To view the events visit the Mount Rushmore National Memorial website.