Mount Rushmore

Those Famous Faces

A Mount Rushmore Photo Essay

Washington, Jefferson, Roosevelt and Lincoln may have never envisioned themselves enshrined on a granite mountain, but sculptor Gutzon Borglum’s presidential masterpiece has become a beloved symbol of America. Visitors to Mount Rushmore National Memorial say they are left with swelling patriotism and a sense of awe after an encounter with the “Shrine of Democracy.”

Washington's profile

Presidential trail to Mount Rushmore
Viewing Mount Rushmore through a tower viewer

Mount Rushmore
Photos in front of Mount Rushmore
Driving Iron Mountain Road
Photographing Mount Rushmore
Mount Rushmore at night
Illustrated image of three bison grazing in Custer State Park. The Needles rock formation is visible in the background.
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