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  • Writer's pictureMick McMurray

Mount Rushmore

Updated: Jul 17

We also used our stay at Custer State Park to visit Mount Rushmore National Monument. We took 16A to the Monument, a 37-mile-long scenic highway in the Black Hills with narrow roads that pass through tunnels.

Mount Rushmore is a famous national monument in the Black Hills of South Dakota, depicting the faces of four United States presidents - George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. Sculpted by Gutzon Borglum and a team of workers from 1927 to 1941, the massive granite sculpture stands 60 feet high and attracts millions of visitors each year. The site also features a museum and visitor center, as well as scenic walking trails and stunning views of the surrounding landscape.

We enjoyed the view for a while, did some shopping, and went for a short walk in the park. There was a nice profile view of the Monument when leaving.

For the start of this road trip click here

tunnel cut through solid rock
Tunnel on the way to Mt. Rushmore

faces carved on a mountain with a cloudy blue sky
Mount Rushmore

Profile of Geoge Washington taken from the road framed by rock cliffs
Profile of Geoge Washington

It is 120 miles from Custer State Park in South Dakota to Devils Tower in WY.

To see the next destination on this road trip click Devils Tower, Wyoming

Lorna's Tips and Lessons

I lost my water bottle and couldn't remember where I left it during my visit here. I will admit that this is a habit of mine and something that happens pretty frequently. I advise using cheap water bottles (not good for the environment in an air tag. I personally got a wrist strap that fits perfectly around my water bottle. I have these tags tucked in many items, including my car, for those moments when I find myself wondering where I parked.


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