Travel Blogs from Mount Rushmore, United States

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Rock solid..., Mount Rushmore, United States travel blog

Rock solid...

A travel blog entry by malbet

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... white man to know the red man has great heroes too"- Lakota Chief Henry Standing Bear. Korczak who was an apprentice on Mt Rushmore, knew he would never complete his sculpture and has left detailed plans so that one day it will be finished. His widow and ...

Mt. Rushmore, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, SD, United States travel blog

Mt. Rushmore

A travel blog entry by hanscomxcountry

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... is in town.  It began on 8/4 and they expect about 500,000 motorcycles.  As we traveled through Keystone near Mt. Rushmore, they had a street blocked off and there were parked motorcycles as far as the eye could see.  I feel out of place ...

Crazy Horse Memorial and Custer Nat'l Park, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, United States travel blog

Crazy Horse Memorial and Custer Nat'l Park

A travel blog entry by therizzos

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... any of it - 100% of the cost for creating it come from private donations and the museum proceeds.  It is huge!!  All of Mount Rushmore can fit into the head alone of Crazy Horse,  When it's done, it will be the largest statue on the planet. ...

More Badlands photos and Mount Rushmore, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, United States travel blog

More Badlands photos and Mount Rushmore

A travel blog entry by therizzos

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Here are some more photos of the Badlands. At night we went to a lighting ceremony at Mount Rushmore.  We rode a school bus from the KOA.  The bus was a little run down.  Mount Rushmore was cool.  It had a big gift shop.  I got a ...

Mount Rushmore:  2002 US Roadtrip, Mount Rushmore National Monument, United States travel blog

Mount Rushmore: 2002 US Roadtrip

A travel blog entry by exploreamerica

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Drove 105 miles from the Badlands to Mount Rushmore and arrived at 10AM and set up camp at the KOA.  I took a hiking tour with a ranger around the site.  At 9PM there was a great show by the monument in the amphitheater and they lit up ...

Wheeling into Rushmore, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, United States travel blog

Wheeling into Rushmore

A travel blog entry by hibbard

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... the food.  Again the experience was a neat one though,and we can say we did it.  Then, we made our way into Mt. Rushmore!  It was the coolest to just see it out the car window as if it was something you see every day.  We ran into a ...

Day 25 - Greybull to Mount Rushmore, Mount Rushmore, United States travel blog

Day 25 - Greybull to Mount Rushmore

A travel blog entry by philipnaylor

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... say, the face, which has already taken tens of years to complete, is 10 storeys high.   It was really impressive and I suspect we will not see the finished article in our time.   Tomorrow we see Mount Rushmore, before pressing on ...

Wait, thats it?!, Mount Rushmore, United States travel blog

Wait, thats it?!

A travel blog entry by gary_cailin

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... , so granted that's probably not the best time to see them.  Bearing that in mind, they were still incredibly disappointing.  Mount Rushmore is so small!  I was expecting a mountain, which, technically it is, but still ... FFS... I was ...

SOUTH DAKOTA, Mount Rushmore, Badlands National Park, United States travel blog

SOUTH DAKOTA

A travel blog entry by joann.hill12

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... of all U.S. states, territories, districts, and commonwealths, arranged in alphabetical order. After taking every picture imagined of Mount Rushmore, we walked the Presidential Trail, which is a 1/2-mile loop around the monument. Lastly, we visited ...

Mount Rushmore, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, United States travel blog

Mount Rushmore

A travel blog entry by porterfamily

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We spent quite a bit of time at Mount Rushmore walking the trails and taking photos.   It is amazing to see the studio models that Borglum used to create the sculpture, along with the equipment they used to do that from the side of the ...

Don't Rush There!!, Mount Rushmore, United States travel blog

Don't Rush There!!

A travel blog entry by alexandlucy

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... (year of Lucy's birth - so much older than Al!) it was the point of alien contact in Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Mount Rushmore was one of those places we were looking forward to seeing. We thought the four Presidents would be huge but think of ...

Stage 5 - Mount Rushmore, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, United States travel blog

Stage 5 - Mount Rushmore

A travel blog entry by daveharris

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... /09 Up and out of the motel at 8am and back on the road. General took the wheel and off we headed once again in search of Mount Rushmore. Just before we hit South Dakota (SD – State 12) we stopped at Luverne for fuel fill up. We then stopped at the ...

Mass-ive Heads, Mount Rushmore, United States travel blog

Mass-ive Heads

A travel blog entry by pumpkinqueen

Today was a big one on the list, Mount Rushmore, a true American icon. Sitting in the superb Black Hills of South Dakota (a place which is surprising us on a daily basis) its stark contrast to the surrounding landscape is striking. A fantastic work of art ...

Look mum my head is carved into a mountain, Mount Rushmore, United States travel blog

Look mum my head is carved into a mountain

A travel blog entry by m-m

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... tourist and soon returned with a half-kilo block of chocolate - a big win. The following morning we set-off early to visit Mount Rushmore - a big ticket item for the both of us (largely due to the movie Richie Rich). Though when they tried to charge us ...

Mount Rushmore, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, United States travel blog

Mount Rushmore

A travel blog entry by silveiran

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How many Presidents does it take to ... ?!?!?, Mount Rushmore, United States travel blog

How many Presidents does it take to ... ?!?!?

A travel blog entry by bellethorpe

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... in relative peace bar the on-site shops with information and food.  Chris was poorly in the morning and his first impressions of Mount Rushmore were the toilets which he threw up in on arrival from a bug which seemed to clear after some sleep on the ...

4  Heads are Better than One - Part Deux, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, United States travel blog

4 Heads are Better than One - Part Deux

A travel blog entry by boyers

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... started to come back in again. We did not get the morning sun pictures we had hoped for, but we did get to see Mount Rushmore. It is pretty impressive. After  that we started our trek south to Nebraska. Next stop Hot Springs, SD Peg's Additions: I ...

4 Heads are Better than One - Maybe, Mount Rushmore, United States travel blog

4 Heads are Better than One - Maybe

A travel blog entry by boyers

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... here. After leaving Crazy Horse and having a very nice dinner as we mentioned in the last blog entry, we moved onward to Mt. Rushmore, not panicking about the low clouds and fog. Oh, we were so wrong. I should have figured things were not going as ...

Mount Rushmore!, Mount Rushmore, United States travel blog

Mount Rushmore!

A travel blog entry by jd_amazing_race

Mount Rushmore... It looks bigger on TV, but it's more impressive than the Grand ...

What a day!!!, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, United States travel blog

What a day!!!

A travel blog entry by dougela

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... , and we are about to experience the masses...Sturgis is August 6 - 13.  The afternoon was spent sightseeing at Mount Rushmore.  That was nice...I think I expected it to be fun but it was magnificent and informational instead...not ...

In search of Yogi and his picker-nicker baskets, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, United States travel blog

In search of Yogi and his picker-nicker baskets

A travel blog entry by jackregan

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... Tower which has huge religious significance for the native Americans. From the Tower to another huge piece of American history – Mount Rushmore, where Roger, my pirate parrot, became the firth president to grace the side of the mountain. OK, not ...

Mt. Rushmore (cont.), Crazy Horse, Devil's Tower, Mount Rushmore National  Monument, United States travel blog

Mt. Rushmore (cont.), Crazy Horse, Devil's Tower

A travel blog entry by bushaw

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... sculpture. The Sculptor's Studio had some very interesting displays, including a 1:12 model of the original "vision" for Mt. Rushmore (the final sculpture is actually quite different -- considerably less ambitious). We left Mt. Rushmore for the short ...

Gutzon Borglum, son of Danish..., Mount Rushmore National Memorial, United States travel blog

Gutzon Borglum, son of Danish...

A travel blog entry by ritaluther

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... behind the gigantic faces of four presidents - Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt - carved in the rock high above on Mount Rushmore, has an interesting background.  He was born on March 27, 1867, in Ovid, Idaho, and christened John ...

Mt Rushmore, Mount Rushmore, United States travel blog

Mt Rushmore

A travel blog entry by wahoo99

... desk.  pretty sure i would have frozen to death if i slept in the car.  almost missed getting a shot of Mt Rushmore.  fog was covering the mountain.  ate breakfast and thankfully the fog lifted.  good thing.  the shot i took ...

Jul 22, 2010, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, United States travel blog

Jul 22, 2010

A travel blog entry by roadtrippers

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Mt. Rushmore on the 4th of July, Mount Rushmore, United States travel blog

Mt. Rushmore on the 4th of July

A travel blog entry by theasburys

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... cash! We had some time to burn while we waited for the lighting ceremony, so we walked the nice Presidential Trail just below Mt. Rushmore.  Afterwards, we got ice cream (what’s the 4th of July without a bit of ice cream?) and found a place ...

Four Guys in a Mountain, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, United States travel blog

Four Guys in a Mountain

A travel blog entry by sanjose222

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Don't get me wrong; I was awed by Mt. Rushmore but i was tired and hot and in a crowd. I don't do well in crowds After leaving the badlands we set out to find Wounded Knee but only found an Indian cemetery. I guess we'll have to do a virtual tour. ...

Our Rock Solid Presidents, Mount Rushmore, United States travel blog

Our Rock Solid Presidents

A travel blog entry by scott_and_amy

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... light show at the hill. We arrived, parked and walked throught the Avenue of Flags, which displays all 50 states, to view the beautiful Mount Rushmore. Every night a Park Ranger comes out and gives a talk, answers questions, and than shows a short ...

The 4 guys, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, United States travel blog

The 4 guys

A travel blog entry by erikkathyhansen

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Mount Rushmore made us feel very patriotic.  We were not the only ones visiting.  It is difficult to tell the size without people clinging to Lincoln's ...

Great faces, great places, Mount Rushmore and Badlands National Park, United States travel blog

Great faces, great places

A travel blog entry by faganroadtrip

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... is a a hassle to get to, and is only interesting for a few minutes, the Black Hills area is quite beautiful. At Mt. Rushmore, we took pictures, ate ice cream and did the brief hike to the base of the mountain while listening to an excellent talk by a ...

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