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Our commitment

Xanterra Parks & Resorts, official National Park Service concessionaire for Mount Rushmore National Memorial, is committed to long-term business practices that aid the environment. Below are just a few of our initiatives.

Mount Rushmore Gift Store


  • Constructed large-scale gardens and greenhouses to provide fresh herbs and vegetables
  • Implemented the latest in kitchen technologies, including variable speed hood control system
  • Installed 40-gallon kitchen-to-biodiesel recycler generating 400 gallons of fuel per year
  • Purchased private-label South Dakota wines
  • Purchased South Dakota popcorn

About Mount Rushmore

Mount Rushmore National Memorial, located in the Black Hills near Keystone, S.D., features the dramatic, 60-foot-high sculptures of four U.S. presidents- Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt. The monument, visible from 60 miles away, was carved by sculptor Gutzon Borglum from 1927 to 1941. Xanterra operates a 10,000-square-foot gift shop, cafeteria and fast-food facility at the memorial.


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