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Winner of the 2007
Association of Partners
for Public Lands
Audio Tour Award

Winner of the 2007
National Association of
Interpretation Award
for Audio Tours

Winner of the 2008
National Park Director's
Award for Excellence
in Interpretive Media

Audio Tour

The Mount Rushmore Audio Tour: Living Memorial is a recorded guide at Mount Rushmore National Memorial incorporating narration, music, interviews, sound effects and historic recordings of Gutzon Borglum, Lincoln Borglum, American Indians and workers.

Using a lightweight handheld wand, a visitor can listen to the self-guided tour while simply sitting down in a favorite spot, walking around the park or following the suggested route shown on the map provided to them. Headphones are available for the hearing impaired.

A visitor can listen to just a few stops or to the entire tour depending on time allotted. The entire tour runs approximately two hours.

The tour and accompanying brochure and map are translated into Spanish, German, French and Lakota.

Rental Fee
Individuals rent the tour for $5. Family rate is 2 adults/2 children younger than 17 at $15. Family rate 2 adults/3 children or more younger than 17 at $20. Discounts are available for group tours who make advanced reservations by calling 1-800-699-3142. Please contact us for more information.

Click here for a sample of the tour. | Click here for map and audio tour stops