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Mount Rushmore National Memorial


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  • Directions

  • Lat/Lng

    43.87993, -103.44894
  • Size

    1273.58 acres



Majestic figures of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln, surrounded by the beauty of the Black Hills of South Dakota, tell the story of the birth, growth, development and preservation of this country. From the history of the first inhabitants to the diversity of America today, Mount Rushmore brings visitors face to face with the rich heritage we all share.

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Additional Information

Mount Rushmore Entrance Fee

Entrance fee is $0.00.

There is no entrance fee for Mount Rushmore National Memorial. However, fees are required to park at the memorial.


Visitors traveling by car from the East use Exit 61 off I-90 follow signs. Coming from the West use exit 57 exit at Rapid City and follow U.S. Highway 16 southwest to Keystone and then Highway 244 to Mount Rushmore. Visitors coming from the south should follow Highway 385 north to Highway 244, which is the road leading to the memorial.


Weather at Mount Rushmore can be highly variable in any season. Summer high temperatures range from 70 to 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Fall high temperatures range from 45 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Winter high temperatures range from 20 to 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Spring high temperatures range from 30 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit. July and August are the warmest months, December and January the coldest. March and April receive the most snow, while May and June receive the most rain.