8 Things To Know Visiting Mount Rushmore

One of America’s most famous landmarks, the Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

Located in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota.

Rapid City Regional Airport, is the closest airport. The memorial is a 45-minute drive from there.

Open every day, weather permitting. The park site is typically open from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Mount Rushmore is free to visit year-round. However,  parking is $10 per vehicle. Active duty military members park for free.

How much time do you need? A half-hour to an hour allows you to walk along the iconic Avenue of Flags and savor the view.

Stay for the Evening Lighting Ceremony.

Spring and fall are the best times of year to visit due to mild temperatures and lighter crowds.

Enjoy a Monumental Meal.  The Carvers’ Cafe has large picture windows to admire the sculpture while eating.

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