The Mount Rushmore National Memorial is a sculpture carved into the granite face of Mount Rushmore near Keystone, SD, USA. Sculpted by Danish-American Gutzon Borglum and his son, Lincoln Borglum, Mount Rushmore features 60-foot (18 m) sculptures of the heads of four USA presidents: George Washington (1732–1799), Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826), Theodore Roosevelt (1858–1919) and Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865). The entire memorial covers 1,278.45 acres (5.17 km2)
Perhaps you thought of stopping in Rapid City, South Dakota for a night on your family road trip, allowing a quick visit to Mount Rushmore, as did we. But there is more to South Dakota than Mount Rushmore. Whether you love nature, history, art, or just the weird and wonderful, you’ll find it here.