Pardon our Construction: Mount Rushmore is OPEN!
July 10, 2019
The Information Center, Audio Tour, Restrooms, Gift Shop and Carver’s Café & Ice Cream shop terrace area --with breathtaking views of the monument --are all OPEN! The Nature Trail across from the Parking Lot takes you to the Borglum View Terrace and Civilian Conservation Corps stairs that lead to the original Historic Viewing Area. The Sculptor’s Studio, which is the artist’s original studio, gives his perspective and vision of the monument to visitors. The Presidential Trail is also open to the turnaround. Great Views of the monument are available from every venue!
The Lincoln Borglum Visitor Center, Grand View Terrace and Amphitheater are closed for remodeling as well as the Avenue of Flags as of July 11th. For guest’s safety, the Presidential Trail from The Grand View Terrace to the Youth Exploration Trail is not open during this project.
The Lighting ceremony, while abbreviated, is still occurring every evening. There is still a ranger talk, retiring of the flag and the illumination of the sculpture. Also, Gib Young, who reenacts Teddy Roosevelt is in the park on five days. There is still plenty to see and experience at Mount Rushmore!
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