Mount Rushmore

13000 SD Highway 244
Keystone, SD



Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Keystone, South Dakota is open.  In the interest of public health, the Information Center is closed and all educational and interpretive programs are suspended. The grounds are open from 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. until further notice. We encourage visitors to check the National Park web site before visiting.

RE:  JULY 3 ACTIVITIES:   Ticketing for the event will be through a lottery system hosted by Recreation.gov. The lottery will go live on Friday, June 5 thru Monday, June 8. Results from the lottery will be delivered by email on June 12.  Links to ticketing and other event information can be found at www.TravelSouthDakota.com/RushmoreFireworks.

Mount Rushmore symbolizes both national pride and an awesome feat of engineering. Carved from a mountain of granite and standing proud since 1941, Mount Rushmore, protrudes from the granite as a true "Shrine of Democracy" with the faces of George Washington, commander of the Revolutionary Army and first United States President; Thomas Jefferson, founder of the Declaration of Independence; Abraham Lincoln, abolished of slavery; and Theodore Roosevelt, corruption reformer and wildlife conservationist.

Mount Rushmore illumination is daily from sunset to 11:00 p.m.

This internationally recognized "Shrine of Democracy", Mount Rushmore National Memorial is open year-round, seven days a week and is located only 3 miles from Keystone and 17 miles from Rapid City, South Dakota. A parking pass is required to visit Mount Rushmore and is valid for one year starting with your first visit (this is not a National Park Fee). Active Military are free with I.D. During your vacation to Mount Rushmore, walk the Presidential Trail to the base of the mountain where you just might see mountain goats, browse the gift shop and spend time at the interactive museum and visitor center.

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Weather permitting, the grounds at Mount Rushmore are open every day of the year. The Information Center, Visitor Center, Gift Shop and Carver's Marketplace are open every day except December 25th.

 

MOUNT RUSHMORE GROUNDS - early March through September

Standard Hours: 5:00 AM - 11:00 PM

October through early March: 5:00 AM - 9:00 PM

INFORMATION CENTER

Open daily, except December 25th. From the Friday before Memorial Day to mid August, hours are 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. From mid August to September 30, hours are 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. From October 1st to the Thursday before Memorial Day, hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Standard Hours: 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Late Summer - Early Fall: August 7 - September 30: 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Winter: October 1 - May 26 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

LINCOLN BORGLUM VISITOR CENTER

The Lincoln Borglum Visitor Center is open every day except December 25th. Opens at 8:00 a.m. From the Friday before Memorial Day to mid August, closes at 10:00 p.m. From mid August to September 30, closes at 9:00 p.m. From October 1st to the Thursday before Memorial Day, closes at 5:00 p.m.

Standard Hours: 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Early Fall: August 7 - September 30 - 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Winter: October 1 - May 26 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Booking Instructions: Vehicle parking pass, please leave quantity at 1.


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