More About Mount Rushmore, South Dakota
Mount Rushmore, SD
Representing the first 150 years of History of America, Mount Rushmore is a national memorial which is situated near Keystone in South Dakota. It is a granite sculpture with figures of the heads of former American Presidents namely, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. All the figures measure nearly 60 foot. The carving of Mount Rushmore was started in the year 1927 and was completed in the year 1941 with the help of nearly 400 workers. Today, Mount Rushmore attracts nearly 2 million visitors a year. This unique form of attraction has made tourism the second largest industry of Dakota and Mount Rushmore the most visited attraction. The best place from where to view Mount Rushmore is the Gardenview Terrace just above the Lincoln Borglum Museum. The museum itself is a must visit for its 13 minute movie about Mount Rushmore shown in the 125 seater theater.