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See Mount Rushmore

Come face to face with a granite sculptured monument of massive proportions.

Photo by Ronda Darby

Symbols Of Democracy & Freedom

The Mount Rushmore monument is a sculpture carved into the side of Mount Rushmore in the United States. It depicts the faces of four past American presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln.

The heads are 60 feet high and were thought up by Doane Robinson who sought to increase tourism in the area. Today, 3 million people journey to see these stone faces every year.

Why go to see Mount Rushmore


The fact this has been made by humankind is astounding. The pure skill and intricacy of the monument captures its audience’s attention straight away. There’s really nothing quite like it.

Although, something which tries to mimic the success of Mount Rushmore can be found just 20 minutes up the road. The Crazy Horse Memorial, whilst incomplete, is steeped in its own fascinating Native American history. Many who visit Mount Rushmore see both wonders.


Most people find that a couple of hours here is more than enough time to see everything and take some great photos.

The monument was carved between 1927 and 1941, taking 14 years to complete.

The grand total was $989,992.32 and the removal of over 800,000,000 pounds of stone.

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Private Tour of Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse and Custer State Park Viator

Don't bother renting a car or planning a thing with this private tour to three celebrated South Dakota monuments. Rapid City Tours offers a great private tour consisting of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, the Crazy Horse Memorial, and Custer State Park.

Picked up straight from your hotel, your personal guide whisks you off to these notorious three landmarks. All entry fees are included and the tour guide will provide fantastic commentary and fun facts about the landmarks and local area.

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Rapid City Tours

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Rapid City Tours has years of experience, providing private tours around the Black Hills with fantastic guide commentary and expertise.

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Take a pair of binoculars and look out for the wild Buffalo roaming around the Black Hills and Custer State Park. More likely than not, you will be that close you won't need them.

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