by lovelights on 24/02/11 at 2:29 am
There are many questions asked about Mount Rushmore on the internet, so I’ve took the top 10 questions and put all the answers at your fingertips.
WHERE IS MT. RUSHMORE LOCATED? Mt. Rushmore is located in the Black Hills in South Dakota.
WHAT PRESIDENT’S ARE IN MT. RUSHMORE? The busts of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln are displayed in Mount Rushmore.
WHY WAS MT. RUSHMORE BUILT? Mount Rushmore is a National Memorial that was built to represent democracy and freedom, to display the contribution of the Presidents of the United States.
WHAT ACTIVITIES ARE THERE AT MT. RUSHMORE? You can hike along the Memorial’s trail that will allow you to photograph the statues up close. There are several trails that you can walk while visiting. Some terrains are not as easy as others, so make sure you bring your walking shoes. There are also numerous creeks nearby where you can fish. You might want to try your physical ability at rock climbing, or take a horseback ride. If you aren’t in the mood to do a lot of walking, you can go mountain biking.
WHAT’S THE BEST TIME OF YEAR TO VISIT MT. RUSHMORE? If you go during May and June, expect rainy conditions. June is not a good time to go, due to the fog conditions, which might make it so you don’t get a good view of the statues. Summer time is nice, however, expect a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoons, so plan your visit early in the day. If you go during the winter, you might take the chance of running into a winter storm.
WHAT DAYS OF THE WEEK IS MT. RUSHMORE NATIONAL MEMORIAL PARK OPEN? Mount Rushmore National Memorial Park is open every day of the week, every week of the year, except for December 25th, Christmas Day.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO VISIT MT. RUSHMORE? The admission to the park is free, however, there is an $8.00 fee per car for parking.
WHAT ARE SOME NEARBY PLACES I CAN VISIT NEAR MT. RUSHMORE? Blackhills National Park, Badlands National Park, Custer State Park, Crazy Horse Memorial, Wind Cave National Park, Yellowstone National Park, and there are even a few more parks that are not that far away.
IS MY PET ALLOWED AT MT. RUSHMORE? Pets are only permitted at 2 park areas.
WHAT IS THE NEAREST AIRPORT TO MT. RUSHMORE? The nearest airport is in Rapid City, which is approximately 35 miles away from the Mt. Rushmore National Memorial Park.
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