Outstanding enhancements and upgrades are coming to Mount Rushmore National Memorial that will positively impact visitors for years to come.
Construction is slated to begin summer 2019 and last approximately 18 months. Please note the Memorial will remain OPEN to visitors during construction. The map above gives an idea of where services and programs will be provided during the construction. (This is subject to change.)
While construction is underway, the National Park Service wants to encourage visitors to explore everything there is to see and do at Mount Rushmore, especially the TOP 10 THINGS TO DO at the Memorial in 2019.
The tourism industry is excited about the upgrades coming to our nation’s Shrine of Democracy. Please keep this TOP 10 List handy in the event your guests have any questions about the construction. We want to ensure our current and future visitors are given accurate information. We will work closely with our friends at Mount Rushmore to provide timely updates to you in the months ahead.
Go to www.nps.gov/moru and/or www.sdvisit.com for more information on the project’s progress.
- You may purchase your annual parking permit onsite for $10 will receive unlimited entry to the Memorial for one year. Please note that a new parking system has been implemented at the park beginning 10/2/2018. Pay station.
- Download the park map.
- Visit the park website to find out more about the staff, initiatives and activities of the National Park Service at the park.
- To plan side trips from Mount Rushmore, visit Black Hills Badlands & Lakes to find out about the myriad of other attractions in the Hills.
- Download a Black Hills Travel App from Black Hills Badlands & Lakes.
- Make hotel and other reservations with Black Hills Reservations .
- Visit South Dakota Tourism to receive a South Dakota Vacation Guide.
- Visit VisitRapidCity.com and check out an itinerary builder for visiting the area.
- Visiting Badlands National Park? Check out some resources for your pre-trip here.
- Visiting Wind Cave or Jewel Cave? Check out some resources for your pre-trip here.
- Visiting Devils Tower? Check out some resources for your pre-trip here.
- Want to see Mount Rushmore up close and personal before seeing it in person? Check out this site that gives some exciting views of the mountain that not many people see!
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