Mt Rushmore National Monument

Mt Rushmore national monument is just an hour's drive from Rapid City. This national monument attracts millions of visitors every year and for a reason. 60 feet high faces of 4 US presidents ( George Washington (1732 to 1799), Thomas Jefferson (1743 to 1826), Theodore Roosevelt (1858 to 1919), and Abraham Lincoln (1809 to 1865) ) carved on a hill makes for a majestic site.

There is a loop trail which takes one close to the base of the mountain on which the faces area carved.

On exit towards Custer, you can also see the profile view of the faces which makes one appreciate the size of this monument. Plan to spend around 4 hours including the drive from/to rapid City.

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