Mount Rushmore Self Guided Walking Audio Tour

13036 SD-244 Keystone, SD 57751
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Mount Rushmore Self Guided Walking Audio Tour
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Discover an infusion of history, culture, and nature with the Mount Rushmore Self-Guided Walking Audio Tour in the Greater Mount Rushmore Area, South Dakota. This immersive experience allows you to walk at your own pace while you delve into the stories, achievements and symbolism represented on the four famous granite faces - George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. Don't just view Mount Rushmore; feel the essence of American history and the monumental effort that created this global icon up close.

As you set off on your audacious adventure, you will uncover the grandeur of Mount Rushmore beyond photographs and films. Typically, guests spend 2-3 hours total on this trip, giving you ample time to appreciate each detail. Dress comfortably as you'll be walking about 0.6 miles on paved paths - the Presidential Trail that brings you directly beneath the monument. Be prepared to be mesmerized as you journey through the Avenue of Flags, comprised of fifty-six flags (representing every US state and territory) leading up to the Grand View Terrace, the main viewing area. Take your time to explore the Lincoln Borglum Visitor Center and Museum, where exhibits on the construction process, sculptor Gutzon Borglum, and native flora and fauna await.

Named after Charles E. Rushmore, a lawyer from New York, the mountain that once stood devoid of any significant recognition is now a foundational emblem of American history and perseverance. This majestic monument, a labor of love by Borglum and his team, stands as a testament of time, attracting millions from across the globe yearly. Carved into the granite face of Mount Rushmore over the duration of 14 years (1927-1941), it has since emerged as the hallmark of American heritage.

Unlock the untold tales of perseverance, dedication, innovation, and hardship injured in the creation of Mount Rushmore as the audio tour guides you through significant highlights. Listen to the tales of the 400 men and women who toiled with dynamites and jackhammers, the dynamite-blasted 450,000 tons of rock, the 60-foot high famous faces, and the intricacies that breathed life into these stone-bound figures. These stories underline the collective determination that transformed Borglum's ambitious dream into a global masterpiece.

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 Stop at  The Presidential Trail
Step into history along The Presidential Trail at Mount Rushmore, South Dakota. This half-mile loop immerses travelers in the grandeur of American heritage, with stunning, unobstructed views of the iconic carved busts of four presidents. Explore the trail’s insightful exhibits and be captivated by the astounding workmanship that renders this significant American landmark unforgettable.
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 Stop at  Gutzon Borglum Historical Center near Greater Mt Rushmore Area, SD
Immerse yourself in history at the Gutzon Borglum Historical Center near Mount Rushmore. A celebration of the man behind the monumental masterpiece, this center houses intricate sculptures, poignant personal letters, and original sketches by Borglum. Gain insight into his artistic process and deep dedication while exploring exhibits that fuel both imagination and patriotic pride.
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 Stop at  Avenue of Flags
Feel the essence of unity at the Avenue of Flags in Keystone, SD, located within the breathtaking Greater Mount Rushmore Area. Lined with the flags of all 50 U.S states, it's a majestic corridor leading to the iconic faces of Rushmore. The Avenue promises a patriotic awakening amidst a backdrop of mesmerizing natural beauty.
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 Stop at  Sculptor's Studio
Discover the Sculptor's Studio in Keystone, SD - a fascinating insight into the creation of the iconic Mount Rushmore. Walk through Gutzon Borglum's original workspace, with large-scale models and early sketches, offering a unique perspective of the monumental carving. You'll feel as though you’re stepping back in time, learning the untold stories behind Mount Rushmore's fascinating inception. A must-visit for history and art enthusiasts!

Experience the Mount Rushmore Self-Guided Walking Audio Tour like never before. Picture yourself moved by the aura of determination and resilience, enchanted by the sheer enormity of this historical monument, and fascinated by the many tales it has to tell. Take a walk through time, understand the enormity of this inspiring endeavor, and let every step lead you closer to the heart of American history. This is not just a tour but an inspirational journey offering an in-depth, firsthand experience of America's 'Shrine of Democracy'. So step out, gear up, and let history unfold at every turn.


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