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Fuel Facts

Don’t let surprises at the pump drain the fun from your road trip. Find average fuel prices before you get too far from home.

National Average Unleaded Gas Prices 

Date | Cost Per Gallon 

August 22, 2016 | $2.16

Month ago average | $2.18

Year ago average | $2.62

Next update: 8.29.2016

Source: AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report at www.fuelgaugereport.com.

How that affects your trip

Drive Time, approximate one-way
Round Trip Mileage | Gas Used, Gallons | COST 2015 | COST 2016 | COST DIFF.

Minneapolis to Mount Rushmore | 9 hours, 30 minutes
1,282 miles | 64.1 gals. | $167.94 | $138.46 | - $29.48

Des Moines to Mount Rushmore | 10 hours
1,300 miles | 65.0 gals. | $170.30 | $140.40 | - $29.90

Milwaukee to Mount Rushmore | 13 hours
1,731 miles | 86.6 gals. | $226.89 | $187.06 | - $39.83

Winnipeg to Mount Rushmore | 12 hours, 45 minutes
1,639 miles | 82.0 gals. | $214.84 | $177.12 | - $37.72

Omaha to Mount Rushmore | 8 hours, 30 minutes
1,108 miles | 55.4 gals. | $145.15 | $119.66 | - $25.49

Chicago to Mount Rushmore | 14 hours, 15 minutes
1,878 miles | 93.9 gals. | $246.02 | $202.82 | - $43.20

Denver to Mount Rushmore | 7 hours
770 miles | 38.5 gals. | $100.87 | $83.16 | - $17.71

Dallas to Mount Rushmore | 18 hours, 45 minutes
2,215 miles | 110.8 gals. | $290.30 | $239.33 | - $50.97

Grand Rapids to Mount Rushmore | 17 hours
2,231 miles | 111.6 gals. | $292.39 | $241.06 | - $51.33

Kansas City to Mount Rushmore | 11 hours
1,463 miles | 73.2 gals. | $191.78 | $158.11 | - $33.67

Estimates are based on a vehicle with a 20-gallon gas tank that gets 20 miles to the gallon. Calculations were made using the national averages listed above.