Mount Rushmore National Memorial is an unexpectedly moving monument because it is so much more massive than one expects.
Mount Rushmore National Memorial Photos
About Mount Rushmore
Mount Rushmore is a granite mountain located in South Dakota’s Black Hills. Carved into this mountain are 60-foot (18 m) sculptures of the heads of four United States presidents. The presidents are George Washington (1732–1799), Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826), Theodore Roosevelt (1858–1919), and Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865).
Sculptor, Gutzon Borglum started the monument onOctober 4, 1927. And, Gutzon’s son, Lincoln Borglum, officially completed the monument on October 31, 1941.
Learn more from the National Park Website.
The area around Mount Rushmore National Memorial has many attractions, including:
- Wind Cave
- Custer State Park
- Black Hills National Forest
- Black Elk Wilderness
- Jewel Cave
- Iron Mountain Road and Pigtail Bridges
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