Mount Rushmore National Memorial


The four figures of former U.S. Presidents carved in stone on Mount Rushmore represent the first 150 years of American history. The birth of this nation was guided by the vision and courage of these presidents, who laid a foundation for this nation as solid as the rock from which their figures are carved. Today millions of visitors come to see Mount Rushmore and gain inspiration from these four great men.


Seasonality / Weather

Mount Rushmore National Memorial facilities are open seven days a week year-round, except for December 25.



Visitors traveling on I-90 should exit at Rapid City and follow Highway 16 southwest to Keystone and then Highway 244 to Mount Rushmore. Visitors coming from the south should follow Highway 385 north to Highway 244, which is the road leading to the memorial.


Rapid City Regional Airport: 35 miles to the memorial from Rapid City Regional Airport.

Public Transport: 

Rental cars or private tour companies can bring visitors to the memorial from Rapid City, SD. Personal vehicles are the most common form of transportation. No public transportation options exist.