Mount Rushmore

George, Tom, Teddy, and Abe — a classic American landmark that was fun to visit with 3,000 of our closest friends. There were a ton of people there, but the viewing areas are large so it’s easy to have a great view of the monument.

Mount Rushmore National Memorial

We walked up 422 stairs on the .6-mile Presidential Trail to get a closer look at the monument. This trail also brought us to the Sculptor’s Studio, where we learned a bit more about the engineering side of the project.

Mount Rushmore National Memorial

This is what the presidents look at…

This is what the presidents look at

View of the monument from the Black Hills National Forest…

Mount Rushmore National Memorial

We went back at night for the Evening Lighting Ceremony. They invited all active duty military and veterans to join the ranger on stage for the flag ceremony. The ranger went around to every single person so they could say their names and military branch. The crowd cheered, the National Anthem played, and the memorial lit up. It was a very patriotic moment.

Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Mount Rushmore National Memorial

 

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