Mount Rushmore National Memorial

On Thursday September 23, 2021 we drove from Sheridan Wyoming and entered South Dakota on our Land That We Love Tour. We approached the Memorial on the south side through Custer City on Highway 16. As we wound our way up the road to get to the Mount Rushmore National Memorial we started to see many interesting rock formations on the mountain sides.

We entered the Memorial and found a parking spot and walked up some steps to the main entrance.

No fee to walk in and the only fee we paid was $5.00 for our parking spot since we are seniors, $10.00 if you aren’t a senior.

Getting closer to the main attraction.

All the states are represented with their state flag and a plaque with the year they were admitted into the Union.

To prove I was there.

We found different vantage spots to zoom in for a closer view.

To read the history of the making of this monument click HERE.

This last shot was on our way out and down to Rapid City, South Dakota to look for a spot to enjoy some Linner (Linner is the meal we have that combines lunch and dinner later in the afternoon). On this route you go through Keystone which looked like a fun spot to explore but we had reached our limit so we just kept driving the 40 minutes to get to downtown Rapid City. More about Rapid City and where we ended up eating in a future post.

Back to the present we find ourselves in the last week of October 2021. We’ve had some powerful winds and leaves are falling and blowing around to find a resting spot. Hope all is well in your corner.

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11 thoughts on “Mount Rushmore National Memorial

    • Tom, We were happy to finally get there. We didn’t realize how much there is to see in this part of South Dakota. If our trip didn’t have a time constraint because of the wedding we were headed to we would have stayed another day here.

  1. Wow!

    Imagine someone finding this place a thousand years from now and trying to explain who they were. I suppose history lasts a thousand years, but what if they didn’t know?

  2. What a gorgeous day you had at Rushmore! We visited there over 50 years ago. It looks quite different as far as how you view the monument. I remember riding a ski lift for viewing. Love linner–great word!

  3. So amazing to see those sculptures from up close, as in your photos, for me. =)
    I wondered how someone was inspired to start that project? This is one place we will have to visit.
    I remeber my parents (who rearely travelled) visiting Mt. Rushmore.

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