Learn more about the carver's vision. Discover park history in the Information Center.
Explore the Lakota, Nakota and Dakota Heritage at the Borglum View Terrace.
The ceremony is held nightly throughout the summer and is a uniquely inspirational experience.
Become an official Junior Ranger when you participate in either the paper or digital version of the Junior Ranger Program.
Rent a multimedia hand-held photo/video tour or an audio tour wand to learn even more about the sculpture and its story.
Take advantage of the immense knowledge of the Memorial's park rangers when you join a ranger walk or talk.
Enjoy a scoop of Thomas Jefferson ice cream from the Carver's Cafe - based on the first written recipe for ice cream in the United States.
Take a picture of the sculpture from various unique angles, like the Carver's Cafe, Borglum View Terrace and the Sculptor's Studio.
Hunt for a treasure in the gift shop that will forever remind you of your Mount Rushmore experience.
Find a book or memento at the Mount Rushmore Bookstore in the Information Center or Sculptor's Studio.
The monumental masterpiece.
13000 Highway 244
America's Shrine of Democracy, Mount Rushmore National Memorial features the 60-foot faces of four great American presidents who represent the birth, growth, development and preservation of this country. Beginning summer 2019 and lasting approximately 18 months, enhancements are being made to the park grounds. Mount Rushmore remains open during this time.
The third-longest cave in the world features a variety of cave tours below the surface and a 1,279-acre park with nature trails above ground.
Few truly wild places remain in this country. Custer State Park is one of them. Nearly 1,300 bison wander the park’s 71,000 acres, which they share with pronghorn antelope, elk, mountain goats and a band of burros.
Walk in the footsteps of historic Old West legends like Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane and Seth Bullock. This 1870s gold rush town became a National Historic Landmark in 1961. Today, it teems with Black Hills entertainment and things to do including concerts, casinos, museums, historic sites, spas and parades.
History and adventure abound along and on the waters of the Mighty Mo’. Free-flowing sections and four reservoirs – Lake Oahe, Lake Sharpe, Lake Francis Case and Lewis & Clark Lake – are prime for fishing, boating and water recreation.
This striking South Dakota landscape boasts a maze of buttes, canyons, pinnacles and spires. Skeletons of three-toed horses and saber-toothed cats are among the many fossilized species found here. Wildlife abounds in the park’s 244,000 acres and can often be seen while hiking, camping and traveling the Badlands Loop Scenic Byway.
The first cave to be designated a national park, Wind Cave National Park features the world's largest concentration of rare boxwork formations along with 33,851 acres of forest and prairie on the surface creating a sanctuary for wildlife.
Korczak Ziolkowski began work on Crazy Horse Memorial in 1948. Once complete, this tribute to the Lakota leader will be the largest mountain carving in South Dakota, and the world. The on-site Indian Museum of North America and the Native American Educational & Cultural Center also provide educational and cultural programming.