90th Anniversary Celebration

Because we know you LOVE Mount Rushmore, you can be a part of our 90th Anniversary Celebration. Record a short (30 second) selfie video of yourself telling us WHY YOU LOVE MOUNT RUSHMORE. Send the video through facebook messenger to Mount Rushmore Society by September 4. We will be sharing some of the love in the following month through our facebook page and eblasts… Read On

Construction Continues at Mount Rushmore

Phase I of construction has been completed at Mount Rushmore and major areas of the park are now accessible to visitors. With Phase II underway, however, the walkway in front of the Information Center will be closed, with visitor traffic diverted around that area. That means our Mount Rushmore Bookstore in the Information Center and the Mount Rushmore Self-Guided Tours will close for the season… Read On

Did You See the Rockets Red Glare?

Even if you weren’t one of the lucky ticket holders, we hope you were one of the millions of people who watched Mount Rushmore’s Fireworks Celebration on July 3rd. Organized by the State of South Dakota and the National Park Service, the program began at 4 pm with a variety of entertainers, including Native American hoop dancer Jasmine Pickler… Read On

South Dakota’s Mount Rushmore Fireworks Celebration

The State of South Dakota, Department of Interior and National Park Service are excited to bring fireworks to Mount Rushmore National Memorial for a spectacular celebration on July 3. Mount Rushmore National Memorial is America’s Shrine of Democracy. It is only fitting that it should be prominently featured as part of the nation’s Independence Day celebrations. To ensure a safe and successful event… Read On

NPS Announces Return of Fireworks on July 3, 2020

Date: April 28, 2020Contact: Maureen McGee-Ballinger, 605-574-3115 MOUNT RUSHMORE, S.D. – The National Park Service (NPS) today announced the return of Independence Day Fireworks to Mount Rushmore National Memorial after an 11-year absence. Following an Environmental Assessment (EA) conducted earlier this year, the NPS issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) allowing the Independence Day fireworks celebration to be permitted based on the recommended alternative… Read On

The Great National Park Week Giveaway

The Great National Park Week GiveawayBuild Your Own Mount Rushmore with a FREE Casting KitFriday, April 24, 1 pm-3 pmMount Rushmore Society 830 Main Street, Rapid City In honor of National Park Week, drive up to the Mount Rushmore Society office at 830 Main Street, Rapid City for some take-home fun… Read On

Junior Ranger Quest

Tomorrow (April 18) is Junior Ranger Day.Play Junior Ranger Quest! Our country may still be experiencing impacts from COVID-19, but you can still learn about our FAVORITE national park site–Mount Rushmore! Download the FREE Junior Ranger Quest game on the Apple Store or Google Play now to become a Mount Rushmore Junior Ranger! Once you complete 12 of 16 challenges (and the Ranger Desks reopen)… Read On

COVID-19 Message from the CEO

“God bless America, land that I love, stand beside her, and guide her, through the night with the light from above.” Dear Friends of Mount Rushmore Society: I have always associated Mount Rushmore with this simple, spirited song. Written by Irving Berlin during World War I, it became part of our culture with the 1938 recording by Kate Smith… Read On

COVID-19 Update

The COVID-19 virus continues to impact personal lives, professional lives and travel plans.  The National Park Service announced today that Mount Rushmore National Memorial will be closing the Information Center by 5 pm Friday. With that, our Mount Rushmore Bookstore in the Information Center will close as well. Xanterra will close the Carver’s Café and the Gift Shop by noon Friday… Read On

Independence Day Holiday Fireworks Event

The National Park Service (NPS) is evaluating a proposal by the State of South Dakota to host a fireworks display at Mount Rushmore National Memorial on July 3, 2020. This evaluation includes tribal consultation, as well as compliance with the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA), National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), and Endangered Species Act (ESA). The NPS and State are working together to evaluate various operational… Read On

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