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  • Experiences at Mount Rushmore

There’s so much more to see and do when you visit the Mount Rushmore National Memorial. The site itself is home to the Sculptor’s Studio, the Lincoln Borglum Museum, the Avenue of Flags, hiking trails, Junior Ranger Programs for kids, interpretive ranger-led activities and the Evening Sculpture Lighting Ceremony.

kid on overlook

At The Park

A short stroll along the Presidential Trail will provide close access to the sculpture. More intimate views of the artwork are available along the way as either a self-guided or ranger-guided walk.

Nearby Activities

Ranger-led activities are conducted daily during the summer. Visit the exhibit hall which features interactive exhibits through which you can learn more about the men and methods used to create Mount Rushmore.

Plan Your Trip

Mount Rushmore National Memorial offers a unique experience year-round for outdoor adventures, sightseeing and opportunities to soak up the history that surrounds the area.

For Kids & Families

During summer months, special programs for children are given in the Sculptor’s Studio.

Speactacular views along Needles Highway at Custer State Park in the Black Hills of South Dakota.


For up to the minute weather forecasts, temperatures in the last 24 hours, and current road conditions, view the realtime weather for the Mount Rushmore National Memorial surrounding area.

Sculptor's Studio

After over a year of historic restoration, the Sculptor’s Studio is now open.