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 Travel Advisory

Due to social distancing we have limited our menu for the time being. There is limited interior and outdoor patio seating and all meals are packaged to go.

Voluntary Mask Policy: All properties, buildings, and operations managed by Xanterra Travel Collection companies are now operating under a voluntary mask policy for all fully vaccinated guests and employees in accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), unless this conflicts with applicable state or local requirements. All Xanterra Travel Collection company employees will continue to be required to wear masks if they are not vaccinated, and per the CDC those guests who are not vaccinated should continue to wear masks when indoors and when social distancing isn’t possible outdoors.

Our hours are:
-Gift Shop: Open 9AM to 6 PM
-Carvers’ Cafe: Open 11AM to 6:00PM
-Ice Cream: Available in Carvers’ 11AM to 6:00PM

 

Welcome to Mount Rushmore National Memorial

There is more than gold in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Above dense forests and pristine streams, the Mount Rushmore National Memorial represents a national treasure.

Symbolizing the ideals of freedom and democracy, it is a tribute to four presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln and their invaluable contributions to the United States. Mount Rushmore National Memorial represents not only the past, but also a promise for the future. It is a place surrounded by American history, where the names of Gutzon Borglum and Crazy Horse are still heard; where the buffalo once again run free in Custer State Park and the vision of the Keystone miners still cast a dim shadow on long deserted claims. Whether a lifelong destination or a stop on your vacation itinerary, your visit to Mount Rushmore will be one you will tuck in your memory book forever.

Xanterra Travel Collection is proud to operate retail and restaurant facilities at the memorial. We look forward to your visit and strive to make it as memorable as possible. Be sure to dine with the presidents for breakfast or stop by and have a special ice cream cone, crafted from Thomas Jefferson’s original 1870 recipe.

Our Quality Policy

Exceeding guests’ expectations is at the heart of Xanterra’s culture and mission ­Legendary Hospitality with a Softer Footprint. Our commitment to exceptional quality is based on providing our guests with lasting memories in some of the most BEAUTIFUL PLACES ON EARTH®.

In order to delight our guests, Xanterra’s Excellence in Quality Management System, X-IQ, establishes the framework for providing high-quality guest experiences.

X-IQ:

-Focuses on enhancing guest satisfaction
-Provides employees with the tools and training to succeed
-Captures and responds to guest feedback
-Strives to minimize variation in all processes
-Meets all applicable statutory and regulatory requirements
-Uses data for measuring continuous improvement
-Recognizes employees for their contributions

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