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 10:30PM
-Carvers’ Cafe: Open 9AM to 5PM
-Ice Cream: Available in Carvers’ 11AM to 9PM
Memorial Team Ice Cream
The Memorial Team Ice Cream station is named in honor of the baseball team formed around the Mount Rushmore carvers. Some workers were actually hired for their pitching and fielding skills, not their carving prowess. The Mt. Rushmore amateur baseball team took second place in state competition in 1939. Impressive life-size photos of the carvers in their baseball uniforms can be viewed in the parlor while one of our friendly staff scoops an ice cream delight just for you.
While visiting, go for the Grand Slam of ice cream with Mount Rushmore’s popular “Monumental Scoop” of ice cream, featuring either soft-serve and hand-dipped. An assortment of delicious “grab and go” foods, snacks, fountain drinks, and specialty floats are also available. Bring it all home by treating yourself to Mount Rushmore’s thick and creamy, home-made fudge, whether in souvenir packages or in delightful souvenir buffalo shaped cookie cutter tins, you’ll be a true fan of our decadent delight. It is also a perfect take home gift… if you can keep it in the dugout that long.
Step into the batter’s box and take a swing at TJ’s vanilla ice cream, based on Thomas Jefferson’s original recipe from 1780. President Jefferson is credited with bringing the first written recipe for ice cream to the United States. Produced by Pride Dairy for Mount Rushmore, this extraordinarily rich ice cream gets its sweet vanilla flavor from vanilla beans sourced from where Mr. Jefferson would have gotten them in his day.